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“Praying Across Tennessee” stops in at the Macon County courthouse

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Macon County was visited on Monday morning by the traveling, praying man.Local community and religious leaders gathered to pray with Executive Director of the Tennessee Baptist Convention, Randy C. Davis, at the courthouse in Lafayette at the start of the week. Davis is in the middle of a “Praying Across Tennessee” tour, during which he will visit every county in the state of Tennessee.He has 95 counties to hit within the year 2014. In every county, his object is to hold about twenty minutes of a prayer rally, on the steps of the courthouse in every county seat.


Pacesetters gets dental care from Triax

On Wednesday, July 30, Pacesetters in Lafayette got a visit from the Triax Dental mobile unit. The mobile unit visits Pacesetters several times a year, or as needed for its clients.Triax Dental’s tagline is “Dental Care for Special Needs.” They offer all routine care, as well as some routine operations and x-rays. They accept Medicaid and other private dental insurance as well.

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Scenes of the Mason Lodge Fish Fry

On Friday of last week, the Masonic Lodge hosted a fish fry to raise money for the lodge building fund.

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Cookout for Relay

Members of the 2014 Relay For Life Committee hosted a cookout on Saturday, July 26 to help meet fundraising goals for this year. Pictured, L-R: Dianne Ledbetter, Melissa Bates, and Regina Dies, with a little Relay volunteer.

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Gage Matthew Jenkins born

Gage Matthew Jenkins, 6 lbs, 12 oz, 20 inches long, was born at 11:15 am at St. Thomas Midtown Hospital.Mother and Father: Cody and Alyssa Jenkins-LafayetteBrother: Hagan JenkinsM. Grandparents: Darrell Farris-WestmorelandM. Great-Grandparents: Cecil and Shirley Farris-WestmorelandBennie Herald- WestmorelandP. Grandparents: Lisa and Tony Wilmore- Lafayette; Gary and Kathy Jenkins- Pleasant View, TNP. Great-Grandparen...

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July birthdays at the Senior Center

L-R: Sue Howard, Jerry Harper, Annie Irvine, Wayne McPeak, Josephine Duty, Leraly JOnes, Dillard Goad, Willie Mae Scruggs, Chris McClard, Pauline Smith, Charlin Nilram, Leonor Bismonte, Lind LeFrancois, Ruby Thompson, Barbara Oliver

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Auction for the Arts

“Auction for the Arts”, Macon County Arts Council’s annual fund raiser, is fast approaching! Last year’s money from the auction funded several of MCAC’s children’s programs. This next year the Young Americans will once again visit Macon County; this year’s profits will help fund that event. MCAC also offfers “Art in the Park ” and Teen Art Classes annually — all this thanks to help from auction contributors!

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Rebuilding a hometown market

On Thursday, July 10th, evening around 4 pm, Dale Hix took a total of six minutes to tear down the old Sunshine Market. The Sunshine Market was purchased by Joyce Gregory in May of this year, with plans on rebuilding the business. The previous structure was around 1,300 square feet and the new one will be just under 2,000. The plan is for the new store to be open seven days a week, with the gas pumps open 24/7.

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1520 Old Highway 52, out past the fairgroundsONE DAY ONLYThursday, July 317 a.m.-5 p.m.Discounted items after 2 pmFree items after 4 pmQueen bedroom suit with pillow-top mattress and box springs, Twin bed with mattress and box springs, 3 twin mattresses, 2 dressers, black TV stand, chairs, bar stools, men women and kids clothing, shoes, men’s suits, ktichen items, bedding items, home decor, car items, board games, books, ...

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Traffic stops leads to theft arrest

On Thursday, July 24, while on patrol, Patrolman Joshua McClard of the Lafayette Police Department, observed a male driving a motor vehicle that fit the description of a vehicle that had been involved in a felony case.According to the Arresting Affidavit, Ptlm McClard stopped the vehicle and approached the driver, John Pursley. While retrieving a knife from the driver, a hypodermic needle was found in his pants pocket. When Mr. Pursley driver’s license was run through dispatc...

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Tiger Steak Dinner held Saturday night to kick off 2014 season

The Macon County High School Cheerleaders held their Fourth Annual Steak Dinner on Saturday evening, July 26th.

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“Quilt in a Day” Sewing Class held

SEWING is fun, especially when a project can be completed in one day! On Wednesday, July 23, 2014 that’s exactly what eight youth and four adults did. They made a beautiful, color coordinated, lap quilt. To make the project, the backing fabric is fused to the batting, then strips of fabric are sewed to both the backing and batting. Quilt as you go. After all the strips are sewed on, the binding is attached and that completes the project.

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FCCLA attend National Leadership Conference in San Antonio

On July 4, 2014, sixteen members of Macon County High School FCCLA boarded a charter bus and headed out to the FCCLA National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas. They made several stops along the way visiting Graceland, the JFK Museum, and the Stockyards in Ft. Worth, Texas. During their week long stay in San Antonio, they were able to see many sights as well, which included: taking a boat tour, watching a show on the River Walk, visiting the Holocaust museum, the Alamo, Six Flags, t...

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The Red Boiling Springs Lions Club held a Pancake Supper this past Saturday, July 26 at the Historic Armour’s Hotel in RBS. Proceeds from this event, as well as many other events, will help support local area students in need of back to school supplies.The RBS Lions Club next big event is the annual Duck Days. It will take place on August 30th on the grounds of the Palace in RBS. This event will begin at 10:00 and will include a host of events such as live music, craft booths...

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Rotary District Governor Jerry Wear visits Macon

At last week’s Rotary Club meeting, past and present district governors Ray Knowis and Jerry Wear, respectively, were on hand to present awards to the club. Current DG Wear also spoke on the mission of Rotary International in both the local as well as global communities.The Rotary club is a service organization devoted to various projects supporting the community-at-large, including Makin’ Macon Fit, the Macon County 3rd Graders Dictionary Initiative, Boy Scouts, th...

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Macon Bank & Trust believes in Sherry’s Run

LEBANON, TENN. - July 25, 2014 - Debbie Mason, Marketing & PR Director for Macon Bank & Trust, is also a cancer survivor. Because of this, she knows the importance of having a support group who is there to help you emotionally, spiritually and financially during the hardest time in your family’s life. That is exactly what Sherry’s Run is doing for cancer patients and their families in the Macon County area who have a true financial need. “They treat you with comp...

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2014 Cutest Kid receives prize money from Tri-County

Tri-County Executive Vice-President and General Manager Paul Thompson presented the winner of this year’s Cutest Kids Contest with her prize money on Thursday, July 24.This was the Times announcement, printed in early July when tallied votes showed now 9-month-old Alaya Hargrave as the winner.“After weeks of duking it out with their adorable little eyes, their overwhelming dimples, and their chubby little arms, the 2014 Cutest Kid has risen to the to...

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Robert Pearson

Robert Pearson, 77, of Scottsville, KY died Thursday, July 23, 2014 at the Medical Center at Scottsville.Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Goad Funeral Home with Bro. Daniel Tinsley officiating and burial in Red Hill Cemetery. Donations may be made at Goad Funeral Home.

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