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Tigers win in double overtime against Trousdale County

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The Macon County Tigers brought the 2014 season in with an enormous bang. They won their first game Friday night against the Trousdale County Yellow Jackets. The Tigers haven't won a game against the Yellow Jackets since 2006 when the score ended with Macon 17 and Trousdale County 16.Macon County won the toss up and elected to receive. Trousdale was the first to put a number on the scoreboard in the first quarter with a touchdown and the extra point kick. However the Tigers didn't let the Jackets stay on the scoreboard alone for long, #11 Tyler Carlisle scored a touchdown and #10 Brandon Noles followed up with an extra point to even out the score.


Register of Deeds retires with 32 years

Melinda Ferguson, Macon County’s Register of Deeds for over 30 years, retired from public office on August 29, 2014. Ferguson, surrounded by stacks of bound documents, actually has 32 years experience and said the thing that has changed the most since the eighties is, “The people. A lot of people have moved into Macon County.” She believes it’s because it’s such a wonderful place to live and retire.

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Newly elected officials sworn in

Newly elected officials were sworn in Saturday, August 30, 2014 in the Macon County Courthouse with a few close friends and family present. Outgoing County Clerk James Ralph Howser conducted the ceremony, reading each official their position’s duties and responsiblities.

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Tigerettes soccer team scores win

The MCHS Tigerettes Soccer Team began its regular season with a 6-2 win against the Falcons of Monroe County (KY) on Monday, August 18th. The match is the most complete game that the Tigerettes have put together since their home opener against Jackson County a year ago. The team is still young consisting of mostly freshmen and sophomores and a handful of juniors and seniors. The match started with some very good passing and movement by Macon County’s strikers (Lora Darnell and Bailey Po...

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CCA recruiting trader workers for new project

TROUSDALE COUNTY – Trade workers, students and others looking for work in construction in the Trousdale County area will be able to explore job opportunities at a job fair on September 4, 2014 at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology. The job fair will recruit workers for the upcoming build of a new Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) facility in Trousdale. The project’s construction manager is JE Dunn Construction Company.

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Jones promoted to major in Air Force

Brent N. Jones, a native of Lafayette, TN and 1999 graduate of Macon County High School, was promoted to the rank of Major in the United States Air Force effective September 1, 2014. Major Jones graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He went on to attend law school at Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, where he graduated with a Juris Doctor in 2006.

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Makin’ Macon Fit bikes to be given away

Macon County Junior High student Brianna Amburgey poses with one of the many bikes to be given away at the Makin’ Macon Fit Family Fitness Festival.Westside Elementary student Ava Scruggs tries out one of the prize bikes for Makin’ Macon Fit.Fairlane students Maggie Krumme and Koen Cook are excited about the possiblity of winning a bike from Makin’ Macon Fit.

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Four car crash on Days Rd

Four cars were involved in a chain reaction collision on Days Road in Lafayette on Friday afternoon, August 29. “All four drivers were minors,” stated Lafayette Police Officer Stacy Woodard. According to Woodard, the first two vehicles in line, a blue Chevrolet and a red Chevrolet Blazer had both come to a stop. The third car, a white Mazda, was slowing down. The driver of the fourth vehicle, a red GMC truck, told the officer that he hit the brakes, but it did not stop, therefore ...

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Service learning with a smile

Students in service learning classes at Red Boilings Springs High School and Macon County High School were greeted by a trio of performers from NCTC and Citizens Bank on Thursday, August 28. Amy Phelps, from NCTC, Susan Rogers and Doug Haehl, both of Citizens Bank modeled how to conduct yourself in a job interview.

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Mayor Linville accepts plaque from Rural Development

County Mayor Shelvy Linville receives a plaque from Jerry Jolley, Area Director for USDA Rural Development on Thursday, August 28. The plaque commends Mayor Linville for providing notable leadership and support for the work of USDA Rural Development, and a valued partner in rural community development.

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BodyGuard Sports Medicine partners with many area schools

Sumner Regional Medical Center and the Macon County Board of Education began partnering to offer sports medicine coverage to the student-athletes in Macon County in 2012. BodyGuard Sports Medicine partners with many area schools to provide sports medicine services and a full-time Certified Athletic Trainers. Carrie Calhoun serves Macon County High School and Rachel Hester serves Red Boiling Springs High School. This community outreach endeavor allows coaches, student athletes and their parent...

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Cross country teams compete in Voyles classic

Macon County High School Cross Country teams competed in the Mid State Cross Country Association's Voyles Classic cross country meet on Saturday, August 23. Held at Sharp Springs Park in Smyrna, TN the Voyles Classic is the opening meet in the 2014 cross country season.The 2014 MCHS Cross Country girls' team ranked 17th in the preseason meet. They are led by senior Logan Hernandez. Returning runners are juniors Jessica Seehafer, Jordan Hauskin, and Maddy Miller, and sophomore Taylo...

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2014 Macon County High School Football Team

2014 Macon County Football Seniors back row (L to R): Jesse Gregory, Brandon Noles, John Christian, Gage Carr, Chris Gunter, and Dale Turner. Senior girls: Courtney Brooks, Brittany Brown, Bethany Brown, Samantha Tyler, Ryan Anne Cothron.2014 Macon County Football Freshmen back row (L to R): Cameron Doyle, Seth Carlisle, Mitchell McGlothlin, Trent Boles, Tyler Rich, Levi Bolton, Tanner Wilmore, and Lyndon Hackert. Front row (L to R): Ryan Carver, Brett Sloan, Landon Wix, Ben Burrow...

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One car accident on Scottsville Rd

A one-vehicle accident sent two to the hospital on Monday, August 25, 2014. According to Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Tracy Donoho, the driver, 59-year-old Leanetta Likens of Westmoreland, was traveling northbound on Scottsville Road and while negotiating the curve, she crossed the center lane and traveled off the west shoulder of the road. Her Dodge Stratus struck a mailbox and an utility pole. She, and her passenger, 37-year-old Stephanie Likens were both transported to Macon County Gen...

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Oakdale accident calls for Air Evac

A woman was airlifted to Vanderbilt Thursday afternoon, August 21, after being hit head on by a 1996 Toyota Corolla driven by Zachary Bandy, 22. Bandy was traveling northbound on Oakdale Rd and crossed the center lane.The woman, Ashley Ward, 25, of Lafayette, was traveling south in her 2004 Hyundai on the roadway when the accident occurred. According to THP Trooper Cody Ballard’s report Bandy was cited for being at fault.Ward was airlifted to Vanderbilt University ...

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Red Boiling Springs High Comes Out Fighting

The Bulldogs opened their season on August 22nd with a non-conference game against Jackson County. It was a game of inches, according to Head Coach Kyle Shoulders. The Dawgs lost 13-14 on a couple of missed opportunities: a failure in the third quarter to get the extra point and a turnover on the 20 in the fourth quarter after attempting to carry instead of kicking in a field goal. But, it was an exciting game. It was close. “And those are fun,” Coach Shoulders said. “ItR...

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2nd Annual Bank for a Cure Car and Bike Show

Jimmy Shrum's 1954 Chevy 3100Richard Williams' 1957 Chevy Bel-AirSteve Smith's 1966 Ford MustangSaturday, August 23, 2014 friends gathered in the shade on the hot day. Pictured: Dan Mea (standing) from L to R: Phillip Smith, Junior Brown, Jeremy Green and Wayne Green.Pat and Wayne Burton, of Lafayette show off their 2013 Honda Goldwing Viper.Macon Bank employees offer free face painting for the kids. Pictured (L to R): Heather Williams, D...

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MCHS homecoming activities

During the week of September 2nd – September 5th Macon County High School will be celebrating their annual Homecoming Event. Several activities will be taking place during the week. Following is a list of those activities:Bon FireThe Bon Fire will be held on Thursday, September 4th at 8:00 p.m. at LES gravel parking lot behind football stadium.ParadeThe Homecoming Parade will leave from Macon County High School on Friday, September 5th, 2014 a...

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