The Macon County Board of Education elected Tony Boles as new Director of Schools on Thursday evening, March 6. Boles beat out eight other applicants for the position, which opened up just last month as current Director Margaret Oldham announced her retirement.Boles is currently a teacher at Red Boiling Springs High School. He has twenty years of experience in education.“In those twenty years, I’ve coached football and taught Agriculture, Chemistry, and Physics,” said Boles. “I’ve also been Assistant Principal at RBS and handled various administrative duties.”
This Macon County Tiger Cub Scout Pack, along with their Boy Scout family members and cub leaders, visited the Macon County Times and had a tour on Thursday, March 6. Thanks for organizing the visit, Christy Madden!
Last week, the staff at Macon County Junior High handed out awards to students for making gains on the Discovery Education Assessment. Every student that made a gain on one or more portions of the assessment received a Certificate of Achievement. Each student had the opportunity to make a gain(s) in either Language Arts, Math, or Science. In addition, the student with the biggest gain in each grade’s tested subjects received a plaque for their efforts.
The Macon County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event will be held at the Career Center located at 607 Highway 52 By-Pass E., in Lafayette, on Saturday, March 22, 2014, between the hours of 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. All Tennessee residents are invited to participate in this free event.
The Lafayette Housing Authority Board of Commissioners held a properly advertised special called meeting on Tuesday, March 4.During this meeting, they voted to uphold their previous decision to dismiss Jon Wells, former Executive Director. His letter of resignation, according to documented meeting minutes, was filed, “but note that the Board of Commissioners did not accept said letter due to the fact that Mr. Wells was dismissed from his position prior to this resignation....
Shown left - right H. L. Bray of Madison, TN formerly of Lafayette and Randy East, Macon County Historian with a Jackson Press and an antique dresser that Mr Bray has donated to be used in the Key Park Cabin. He descends from Lewis and Mary Ann DUKE PIPKIN who were the first known owners of the press and dresser. Mary Ann was the daughter of Phillip and Eveline HOLLAND DUKE. Eveline was a daugther of William and Nancy NORRIS HOLLAND and she was a sister to Laurinda HOLLAND JOHNSTON who was ma...
The Lafayette Fire Department received two structural fire calls within thirty minutes on Wednesday, March 5th.The first call came in at 2:11PM involving a two-story wood frame house located at 1459 New Bethel Road in Lafayette. The house is owned by Kris Boone and was occupied by Anita Stafford.Lafayette Fire Cheif Keith Scruggs said the fire was caused by a heat lamp on the back porch of the home for some pets, which got knocked over into some combustible materials. On...
The Macon County Times Relay For Life team is proud to bring you a special concert on Saturday, March 15 at the Macon County Jr. High.Winter Blues features headlining Nashville artist Sophie Shear. Opening for her are local performers Jason Gammon and Jessie Liz Clement. Doors open at 6 pm and the show begins at 7 pm. Tickets are $5 at the door (children 12 and under get in free).There will also be a short public word, before Shear goes on at 8 pm, ackn...
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