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Howser to host a Thank You

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This Saturday, July 26th from 1-3PM, in the Macon County Courthouse, James R Howser wants to say thanks to all of you.Howser stated, “Four years ago when I announced for re-election for Macon County Clerk fir the eighth time, I stated it would be my last election. These four years have passed by so quickly and my time serving as your County Clerk is coming to an end.”Howser continued, “It has been as honor to serve as your County Clerk for the past thirty-two years. Please come by for a heartfelt handshake or a big hug. A bite of cake and a cup of punch. I look forward to seeing you.”

 

965 votes cast in just three days of early voting

So far, the number of early voters who have showed out at the polls is impressive. Including mail-in votes, the totals are as follows, as of end-of-day Monday. Before Frirday: 30 votes. Friday (7-18): 413 votes. Saturday (7-19): 175 votes. Monday (7-21): 347 votes.This brings the total to 965 early votes in just three days of open polls.

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A new look for this site

The Macon County Times is today unveiling a significant upgrade of its website, making www.maconcountytimes.com easier to navigate, faster to load and more effective for advertisers.As with this week’s launch of our redesigned print product, the new website is largely the result of feedback from both readers and advertisers over the past several months.Among our improved and upgraded features are:· Easier to read headlines with one-...

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FSA COC nomination deadline fast approaching

County committees (COC) play a crucial role in helping county office staff implement the Farm Bill. Due to the important services that COC members provide, producers are encouraged to participate in the FSA county committee election process by nominating an eligible candidate by the August 1, 2014, deadline.To become a nominee, eligible individuals must sign form FSA-669A. The form and other valuable information about FSA county committee elections are available online at: http://f...

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Macon County Summer Tennis

6th-8th grade girlsSkylor ClarkMary MasseyHaley ClarkTia RushJosie DavidDakota GammonColleen McClardSyanne AlredAmy Cliburn, 2nd placeBreia Smith, 1st placeNot pictured, Kaitlin Stone6th-8th grade boysLance Elmore, 1st placeAaron Goheen, 2nd placeNot pictured, Jacob Stoops, Josh Bray3rd-5th grade divisionColi...

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Rotary activity

At last week’s Rotary Club meeting, Lafayette Animal Control Officer Tom Dallas gave an overview of the new laws taking effect on January 1, 2015, concerning animal control in the city of Lafayette. To contact Dallas call the Lafayette Police Dept. at 666-4725 and ask for Animal Control.

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Macon County 4-H Sheep Expo

The Macon County 4-H Livestock Expo was held recently at the Macon County Fairgrounds with several youth in grades 4-12th grade participating. Exhibitors, their families and sponsors enjoyed a meal before the livestock show. Registered Angus Beef Heifers, Commercial Heifers, along with Sheep, Registered ewes, Commercial ewes and market lambs were on exhibit that night by local 4-H/FFA members. The show had incorporated into it a Pee-Wee showmanship for any child that was below 4-H age, these ...

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Lafayette woman airlifted from New Harmony wreck

A woman was airlifted to Vanderbilt Friday morning after flipping her car on New Harmony Road.The woman, 56-year-old Delilah Cross of Lafayette, was traveling south on the roadway in the rain when the accident occurred. At about 8:00 a.m., as she navigated a curve and the roadway was slick due to rain, according to THP Trooper Johnny Rodgers’ report.She lost control of the vehicle in the curve and ran off the left side of the roadway. Her 2007 Pontiac Vibe rolled o...

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Fake Town: Macon County’s best known non-municipality

Maybe you didn’t know there was another municipality in Macon. We’re not talking about Lafayette, Red Boiling, Westmoreland, or even some of the smaller communities like Webbtown or Willette or Rocky Mound.We’re talking about Fake Town.Fake Town, which is located just off the Highway 141, at 1438 Green Grove Road, has one mayor and no residents. The town could be considered a bit of a sham, with no bylaws, no tax code, and no economy to speak of. Even s...

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Latest vandalism at Measure Up discovered Tues morning

A window of local business Measure Up was shot with a pellet gun overnight Monday, and police say it is the latest of a string of vandalisms that have taken place within Lafayette city limits since June 20.Employees discovered this minor damage Tuesday morning. It marks at least the seventh incident of vandalism reported to Lafayette Police in the last three and a half weeks, with total damage and property loss valuing nearly $4,000.Lt. Jason Roberts with LPD says he bel...

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Civil War Memorial Park dedicated in RBS

“Macon County was equally separated during the Civil War with approximately 500 men each serving in the Union and Confederate armies. The Highland Rim Ridge which runs through the county served as the dividing line as to which side was chosen. Those North of the Rim were mainly Federal and those South of the Rim were mostly Confederate.” These words by county historian Randy East heralded the dedication ceremony of a new Civil War Park in Red Boiling Springs. The dedication took p...

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Hale awarded TVA scholarship

Kristen Hale Awarded ScholarshipKristen Elizabeth Hale of Macon County High School has been awarded a $4,000 college scholarship from TVA and Tri-County Electric through the TVA Power Distributors Scholarship Association. The scholarship is awarded to recognize outstanding academic performance and a commitment to community service among high school seniors whose parents are employed by local power companies.

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Polston is Upper Cumberland Youth Golf champ

13-year-old Landon Polston won the 12-13 year old age group at the Upper Cumberland Junior Golf Championship played on July 8th at the Ironwood Golf Course in Cookeville, TN. Landon is the son of Barry and Belinda Polston.

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MCHS Football Camp teaches the fundamentals

The Macon County High School Football Team hosted a Youth Football Camp on July 11 and 12, 2014. Kids from 6-11 got the chance to learn the fundamentals of the game and work with the high school football coaches and players. Head Coach Nathan Wilson said, “We’re fortunate to have a lot of really good kids in our program. They set a good example for the younger kids, though many of them don’t understand how much they mean to the younger kids.”

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USDA Provides 12-Week Progress Update on Disaster Assistance

WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014 — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack provided a 12-week progress report on U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) disaster assistance programs today, announcing that USDA has processed 106,000 payments to farmers in 40 states across the country who suffered livestock and grazing losses between October 2011 and passage of the 2014 Farm Bill.

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Iva Athalene Sircy remembers Macedonia School on Long Hungry Creek

Iva Athalene Sircy (her maiden name) is a native of Macon County TN. She was born August 26-1928 and now resides in a nursing home in Wilson County TN. Her parents were Wesley Sircy & Mecie (Green) Sircy.On a recent visit in June 2014 from Athalene’s younger brother, Ronald Sircy and his long time friend Emma, Iva was viewing some old family photos in an album that Ronald personally compiled for her. One of the photos was of her along with her classmates in a 1941 photo of th...

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Election Commission inspects the polls

The Macon County Election Commission met on Thursday, July 10, to inspect the voting booths and to prepare for the fast-approaching opening of the polls.The Macon County State Primary and County General Election will be held August 7, 2014. On Election Day, polls will open at 9:00 am and close at 7:00 pm.July 18 through August 2 is early voting. Hours are 8:00-4:30, M-F, and 8-noon on Saturday. Early voting will only be available at the Election Office: 111 East Locust S...

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Board of Education approves two new Band assistants

The Macon County Board of Education met in regular session on Thursday, July 10. The following business was conducted:The Board Agenda and Consent Agenda were both approved without discussion. The board authorized the postings of new positions within the school system.The board approved to revise Policy 5.3101 Vacation Days Administrative and Supervisory Employees on second reading. New Director of Schools Tony Boles mentioned that the language for this policy change was...

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