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Arrest made after MCSD recovered over 20 stolen items

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A man was arrested in Macon County after sheriff’s deputies discovered five truckloads of stolen items. Ewing David McMurtry, 39, of 897 Wilmore Hollow Rd, Lafayette, was arrested on 10/16 by Det. Ron Smith and charged with three counts of theft of property, two counts of criminal trespassing, and aggravated burglary. His court date was set for 10/20 with a $3,000 bond, according to arrest records.The Macon County man has been arrested and charged with more than 20 thefts of household items, pictures, bibles and lawn equipment from dozens of homes.Deputies from the Macon County Sheriff’s Department are trying to connect recovered items with multiple thefts that have been reported.


Existing industry luncheon has huge turnout

The sun was shining and the breeze was slightly blowing a cool chill as members of the Macon County Chamber of Commerce were serving a free appreciation luncheon in Key Park, Friday, October 17. The lunches of BBQ, slaw, beans, dessert and a drink were given to employees of Macon County industries that RSVP’d.The turnout this year was bigger than ever before with 733 plates served. Many of those were to-go orders.A welcome was given by John Ashburn and an invocatio...

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Soccer league reports wins and losses

Thanks to everyone who came out and enjoyed the day. We would like to remind all the coaches to please fill out their publicity reports online by using the QR code reader on your smart phone or by going to the following website:, and entering game information so that we can recognize the effort that the players put in each Saturday. Please make sure to have this information submitted prior to 10:00 AM on the Monday following the m...

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Martial arts has re-grand opening

Compton’s Martial Arts Academy has a new location, 116 Main Street in Lafayette. Saturday, October 17, 2014 was the Re-Grand Opening and festivities. Terra Compton and her students were all smiles as they cut the ribbon. The students had a special day indeed as they participated in a belt promotion, student demonstrations and blessed the building.

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American Revoltionary solider Wakefield’s grave honored

A dedication and unveiling of American Revolution solider Henry Wakefield, took place last Saturday on a cloudy windy afternoon atop a hill on Union Camp Road.

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Walk to fund diabetes research

The first annual Diabetes Walk took place Saturday, October 18 in Key Park. The sun was shining and it was wonderful walking weather. Anna Wilson, whose love for her daughter Beth, was compelled to take on a major fund raising event for the American Diabetes Association. Anna’s 22-year-old daughter, Beth Wilson, has been a diabetic since she was 17 months old. She was in a coma for 3 days and suffered irreparable damage. Anna wants to prevent this from happening to others, so she champi...

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Democratic party held fundraiser

Democratic Party had a fundraiser October 18 with an auction and covered dish dinner at the Welcome Center. To see more pictures of this event, go to great time was had by all with good food. Wonderful vocals by Maris Duffer and some bargains at the auction.

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LES hosts fall festival

A crisp chill in the air lets you know fall is here, as well as the arrival of Fall Festivals. Lafayette Elementary School held their annual fall festival Friday, October 17. Among the many activities were a cake walk, bingo, bounce houses, rock wall climbing, haunted hall, fortune teller, dunking booth, spa room and live auction.For more pictures of this event, go to

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Lingering lead still a threat to kids

Lead poisoning remains the most significant environmental threat to the health of America’s children. More than half a million infants and children have blood lead levels exceeding 5 micrograms per deciliter, the reference level established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While lead poses health problems for people of all ages, its impacts are most devastating to infants and children aged six and under and to pregnant women. Exposure to lead at an early age can cause ...

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BITZ “Safety Day” at Key Park

On Saturday, October 25th, 2014 the Macon County High School FCCLA chapter is hosting a BITZ “Safety Day” at Key Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in honor of National Teen Driver Safety Week. Our goal is to spread awareness about the importance of no texting while driving. We will have students speaking about the dangers of texting and driving. With Halloween right around the corner, our MCHS students will also be talking with the children about Trick-or-Treating safety. At 12 noon we ...

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Red ribbon week full of activities

Red Ribbon Week began as an effort to develop an attitude of intolerance to the use of drugs. It was created to honor the death of Enrique Camarena, an undercover drug enforcement officer who was brutally murdered while working on a drug trafficking operation. Parent groups across the nation worked and displayed Red Ribbons to show support for a drug free community.

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Macon Craft Fair gives hope

LEBANON, TENN. - October 17, 2014 - Macon Bank & Trust invites you to a day of fun, food, and giving hope to our neighbors who are battling cancer! The 2nd Annual Craft Fair to benefit Sherry’s Run will take place this Saturday, October 25 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Macon County Fair Ground in the Sally Wells Building.

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It’s time to get ready for the Lafayette Christmas Parade

Christmas time is here! Yes, believe it or not, it really is almost time for Christmas! The 2014 City of Lafayette—Chamber of Commerce Christmas parade will be held on Saturday, December 6th at 1pm. The Chamber Board of Directors has selected Mr. Jimmy Glover to be our Grand Marshall, and they chose “Christmas in the Country” for our parade theme.

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Fairlane students help local teacher’s family

Fairlane Elementary students have been selling paper pumpkins and leaves “In Honor” and “In Memory” of someone with cancer to help raise money for Easton Goad’s family, who was diagnosed with liver cancer several months ago. Leslie Goad, Easton’s mom, is a Macon County teacher.As of Friday, Oct. 17th, the students have raised $850. The students would like to thank everyone who contributed and wish Easton the very best.

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Joslyn Dawn Huddleston

Tiffany Shrum and Shane Huddleston of Lafayette, would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Joslyn Dawn Huddleston. Joslyn was born on October 10, 2014 at UMC in Lebanon weighing 6lbs 4.6 oz and 17 3/4 inches long.Proud grandparents are Pattie Shrum of Lafayette, and Della and Greg Huddleston of Bay City, TX.

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Paisley Grace Roark

Nick and Paula Roark are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Paisley Grace. Paisley was born on August 28, 2014, weighing 6lbs 14oz and was 21 inches long.Paisley was welcomed home by her big brother, Chance, and big sisters, Calli and Samantha.

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Chamber says thanks

Dear Editor:On behalf of the Macon County Chamber of Commerce and Luncheon Sponsors, THANK YOU for a successful Existing Industry Luncheon held on Friday, October 17, 2014 at Key Park. We were very excited to have such a huge turn out as we served 733 plates. Thank you to the volunteers helped make this great. Join me in thanking our sponsors that made this all possible: Citizens Bank, City of Lafayette, Cobb-Vantress, Farm Bureau, Macon Bank & Trust Company, Macon County General H...

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Who says girls can’t shoot

Eight-year-old Karly Ramsey took her first 3 pt deer while hunting with her dad, Eric, on the KY youth hunt October 12, 2014.

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