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Winding Stairs property land acquisition complete

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The City of Lafayette recently completed land acquisition for the future city park location, Winding Stairs. On Thursday, April 10, a land swap was conducted to acquire the final 2.8 acres of land needed for the park. The next day, the city turned in an application for $186,000 of federal grant money to pay for the final development of the beauty spot.City Councilman Roger Russell was part of the core group of individuals who put in hours of time (and saved city taxpayers $8,000 by not paying for a professional grant writer) to develop this project, recruit volunteers, and write the grant.


Congratulations, TN Rush!

The 8th Grade Tennessee Rush basketball team won their second championship of the season at the 10th Annual Cavalier Rumble held April 11-13 in Cookeville playing up in the 9th grade division. The team includes- front row, left to right: Camille King (Fentress), Karha Butterworth (Clay), Emily Sewell (Fentress), Emily Gray (Fentress), Jada Kerr (Clay). Back row, left to right: Coach Matt Ferrell, Kaitlyn Pippin (Jackson), Kyndal Bullington (Macon), Savannah Hammock (Pickett), Zoie Crouch (Fen...

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April South charged with vehicular homicide

April Michelle South was arrested on Thursday, April 10, and charged with vehicular homicide by recklessness. The arrest followed the release of a sealed indictment which was filed on March 26, 2014. The Grand Jurors swore in the indictment that South “did unlawfully and recklessly kill James Richard Chitwood by the operation of an automobile.”This verbage refers to the incident that occurred on May 17 of 2013. Westmoreland resident James Chitwood, age 34, was struck by...

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Plant Sale at Macon County High School

Macon County High School will be having a plant sale at the MCHS Greenhouse. Students have been growing and nurturing these plants for months.There are a variety of different types of vegetables such as; tomatoes, peppers, squash, cucumbers. There are also Charleston Gray Watermelon, and Heart of Gold Cantaloupe. Bedding plants include: begonias, hypoetes, marigolds, geraniums, impatiens, coleus, double petunias, dianthus and more. Hanging baskets: wave petunias, sweet potato vines...

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Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration

For School Year 2014-15 Kindergarten and Pre-K registration will be held in Macon County on Friday, April 25, 2014, at Fairlane Elementary School, Red Boiling Springs School and Westside Elementary School from 8:00- 3:30 p.m. A child must be 5 years old ON or BEFORE August 15, 2014 to enter Kindergarten and 4 years old by August 15, 2014 to enter Pre-K.

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3rd Annual Youth Talent show held

The stars were shining bright as the Lafayette Lions Club held its 3rd annual Youth Talent Show last Saturday, April 12, at the Macon County Jr. High School. A total of 15 various acts were performed for a crowd. Ushers for the evening show included members of the Macon County High School Leo Club and the Community Leo Club. Mrs. Barbara Blankenship, master of ceremony, opened the show by thanking several members and businesses of the community.

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MCHS baseball double header

Weather delay results in Macon County playing host to York at home in doublehearder District games on April 8th. Game 1: Johnny Brown took the mound for the Tigers. The game tied in the 3rd inning at one run each. What resulted in a pitcher/defense duel, the game went into extra innings. In the bottom of the 12th inning, Hunter Williams hit a single and Jacob Brown hit a double scoring Williams to win the game with final score 2 – 1.Johnny Brown gets the win with an outstandi...

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RBS softball ends losing streak

After enjoying a week of Spring Break, the Red Boiling Springs Softball Team played two games last week. They lost the first 0-14 against Gordonsville on April 10th and won the second 17-7 against Monterey on April 11th. The April 7th game against Westmoreland was rained out and has been rescheduled for April 23rd. The April 8th game against Clay County also was rained out. It will not be re-scheduled.The girls have been loosing on fielding errors according to their coach, Stacey M...

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