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Westmoreland mule rodeo

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Westmoreland Mule Days Mule Queen Katie Moss.Cowboys competed to ride a bucking mule the longest at the Westmoreland Mule Rodeo on September 18.A cowboy holds on tight while the mule does his best to buck him off at the Mule Rodeo in Westmoreland on September 18.The crowd enjoyed the antics of the rodeo clown in between mule contest rides at the Westmoreland Mule Rodeo on September 18.

 

USDA unveils programs to help farmers manage risk

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2014 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack today unveiled highly anticipated new programs to help farmers better manage risk, ushering in one of the most significant reforms to U.S. farm programs in decades.Vilsack also announced that new tools are now available to help provide farmers the information they need to choose the new safety net program that is right for their business.

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Benefits To Work evening seminar

Students in Macon County schools that have disabilities and their parents are encouraged to attend a special event designed to help answer many questions for life after school.If you are hesitant about pursuing work goals because of concerns about your benefits, Benefits to Work can help at absolutely NO CHARGE to you. Parents, have you ever asked yourself, “What happens when my child with a disability turns 18?”Or perhaps, “If my child works, what will...

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Mercer recognized for 25 years of service

Sergeant Ashley Mercer was recently recognized by the Department of Safety and Homeland Security for 25 years of service to the Department. Lieutenant Mark Dial (left) congratulates Sergeant Ashley Mercer (right).Sergeant Mercer is currently the Midnight Sergeant for the 6th District Cookeville and formerly worked with CIRT. He and his family reside in Macon County.

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Macon Bank’s RBS player of the week

Macon Bank & Trust’s RBS Player of the Week, Justin Bergdorff with Macon Bank’s Diana Smith and Coach Kyle Shoulders.

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Living a healthy life

Do you want to feel better, be in control, and do all the things you want to do? Then you need to register for the upcoming Living Well with Chronic Conditions program.Research of the 1000 people with heart disease, stroke or arthritis who participated in this program demonstrated significant improvement in exercise and cognitive symptom management. You are invited to attend the Living Well with Chronic Conditions program which begins October 9th and concludes November 6th. Lynne K...

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Eli Vincent Robinette

Miranda and John Robinette, of Lafayette, would like to announce the birth of their son, Eli Vincent Robinette. Eli was born on Sept. 16, 2014, at UMC in Lebanon, weighing 7lbs 12oz and 18 inches long.Proud grandparents are Terry and Candy Gann of Lafayette, and Mike and Linda Rogers of Portland, and the late Robert Robinette of Lafayette.

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Adykus Lee Cox

Jennia Wilson and Robert Cox of Dowelltow, TN, would like to announce the birth of their son, Adykus Lee Cox. Adykus was born on Sept. 17, 2014, at UMC in Lebanon, weighing 7lbs 13.7oz and 18 1/4 inches long.Big brothers are Riley Wayne Sims and Austin Lewis.Proud grandparents are Lisa & Lee Byford of Dowelltown, TN, Joyce Cox of Lafayette.

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Red Boiling Springs 2014 homecoming

Red Boiling Springs High School presented their Homecoming Court on September 26, 2014. Jenna Meador was crowned Homecoming Queen. Alexis Oullette was crowned Football Sweetheart. Other members of the court were freshman attendant Hailey Berry, escorted by Dustin Bergdorff; sophomore attendant Faith Gentry, escorted by Rodney Pruitte and senior attendant Katelyn Murphy, escorted by Eric Garcia.

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Macon Bank’s RBS player of week

Macon Bank & Trust’s RBS Player of the Week is Josh Tirjan, pictured with Coach Kyle Shoulders and Macon Bank’s Natalie McKinney.

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MCGH volunteers raise funds for Goad family

Macon County General Hospital hosted a cookout last Friday, September 26, 2014 to benefit the Easton Goad family. Baby Easton was diagnosed with liver cancer in August of this year. Hospital employees volunteered and the money raised will be presented to the family this week.

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Macon County Soccer League fall 2014 season

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: https://sites.google.com/site/maconcountysoccer/publicity-form, and entering game information so that we can recognize the effort that the players put in each Saturday.Here are the reports that were turned in for this week.U4 Division...

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TN State Fair Reserve Champion market lamb

Luci Allen of Lafayette, TN was recently named Reserve Champion in the Market lamb show at the Tennessee State Fair. Luci is a sophomore at Macon County High School where she is involved in 4-H and FFA. Her entry in the Black Face cross lambs weighed 145 lbs. Pictured along with Luci is the Judge of the show Jody Kabat of Illinois.Luci Allen exhibited the Reserve overall Champion Commercial Ewe during the Tennessee State Fair Junior Sheep show. The ewe lamb weighed 125 lbs. Many of...

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Regional champion land judging team

The Macon County 4-H Land Judging teams made up of individuals pictured were named Regional Champions during the event that took place at the Highland Rim Experiment Farm in Springfield, TN.Macon County 4-H had two teams place in the top 5 with the team of Zachary Goad, Amber Naramore, Woody Sullivan, and Samantha Bussell being named Champions, going away with a score of 939 points compared to the second place team from Pickett County with 865 points. The team evaluated 4 areas on ...

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RBS Basketball Coach Larry White retires

Friends and family gathered at the Donoho Hotel on Sunday afternoon to honor the long and successful career of Red Boiling Springs girls basketball Coach Larry White. “I’ve had three teams go to the state tournament,” White said, “ five teams to sub-state. Those are great memories but every team I’ve coached had something about them that was special, that stood out. Those are my best memories. I’ve had great players and great players make good coaches. We&#...

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MCHS volleyball defeats district opponent

The MCHS volleyball team played Central Magnet Thursday, September 25 and defeated its district opponent.Scores:Set 1: Macon- 23, Central- 25Set 2: Macon- 25, Central- 19Set 3: Macon- 25, Central- 11Set 4: Macon- 25, Central- 20Kristyn Flippin had 3 aces and 18 kills. Ashton Swindle had 6 blocks, while Jordyn Patterson had 28 assists. Jordan Shockley had 21 digs.

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Fatality on New Harmony Road

A 30-year-old Bethpage man is dead from a one-car accident on New Harmony Road that occurred Sunday evening, September 28. According to Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Justin Mote, Antonio Hernandez was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier northbound on New Harmony when he lost control of his vehicle and crossed the center line. The vehicle went off the roadway, rolled and struck a tree on the passenger side. Hernandez was partially ejected from the vehicle. It was unknown if drugs or alcohol w...

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Bulldog versus Bulldog

Whether it was the heated rivalry, displayed mostly by the Celina Bulldogs, or the sheer physicality with which the Red Boiling Springs Bulldogs played, the September 26th game against Clay County was exciting enough to keep most of the fans on their feet throughout all four quarters of the game, ending with a score of 32-24.

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