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Fatality on New Harmony Road

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A 30-year-old Bethpage man is dead from a one-car accident on New Harmony Road that occurred Sunday evening, September 28. According to Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Justin Mote, Antonio Hernandez was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier northbound on New Harmony when he lost control of his vehicle and crossed the center line. The vehicle went off the roadway, rolled and struck a tree on the passenger side. Hernandez was partially ejected from the vehicle. It was unknown if drugs or alcohol were a factor and the safety belt was not in use. He was the only occupant of the vehicle.


MCHS volleyball defeats district opponent

The MCHS volleyball team played Central Magnet Thursday, September 25 and defeated its district opponent.Scores:Set 1: Macon- 23, Central- 25Set 2: Macon- 25, Central- 19Set 3: Macon- 25, Central- 11Set 4: Macon- 25, Central- 20Kristyn Flippin had 3 aces and 18 kills. Ashton Swindle had 6 blocks, while Jordyn Patterson had 28 assists. Jordan Shockley had 21 digs.

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Bulldog versus Bulldog

Whether it was the heated rivalry, displayed mostly by the Celina Bulldogs, or the sheer physicality with which the Red Boiling Springs Bulldogs played, the September 26th game against Clay County was exciting enough to keep most of the fans on their feet throughout all four quarters of the game, ending with a score of 32-24.

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MCHS boys golf places 4th in state

The Macon County High School boys golf team finished fourth in the state at the TSSAA Class A-AA State Tournament at WillowBrook Golf Club in Manchester on Wednesday, September 24. With a score of 641 (+65), Macon County beat out four other teams.Senior Larken Whittemore finished seventh (77-71-148, +4) in the individual tournament. “The first day I didn’t play very well. The second day, I wasn’t satisfied but I was pleased with the 2nd score,” said Whittemo...

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Man flees the scene

A 29-year-old man fled the scene of a one car accident on Oakdale Road on Sunday, September 28. Corey Woods was driving a 2011 Kia Sportage and traveling northbound on Oakdale Rd when he apparently went off the roadway, struck a brick mailbox and then struck a fence.The suspect is still running loose, according to Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Justin Mote, as of press time. Trooper Mote has charged Woods with joy riding, due care, driving on a suspended license, failure to give ...

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MCHS girls soccer

The Macon County High School girls soccer team played last Thursday, September 25 against Dekalb County at home. Though they played hard, the girls came up short. Final score Dekalb 2, Macon 0. For more photos of the game, visit Macon County High School girls soccer team played last Thursday, September 25 against Dekalb County at home. Though they played hard, the girls came up short. Final score Dekalb 2, Macon 0. For more photos of the game, ...

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Farm Bureau hosts Farm Day

The Macon County Farm Bureau has held “Farm Day” in Macon County since 1996. The event started in Cookeville in 1980. Counties would load up students from various counties to learn about agriculture and farming. Then many counties started hosting their own Farm Day.When Farm Day began it was local farmers that would come and talk with the children. Terry Goad, President of the Farm Bureau Macon County Board states, “What really makes this work well, is that we are...

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Youth from Lafayette UMC attend Hands and Feet Mission Event

Lafayette United Methodist Church’s Youth and advisors met at daybreak on Saturday, September 13 to journey to Pulaski, Tennessee. They joined over 90 other youth and adults for an event called Hands and Feet. Pulaski was one of three sites in the middle Tennessee area chosen to Host the Hands and Feet Event by the Young People’s Ministry of the Tennessee Conference of the United Methodist Church. Brad Fiscus, TN Conference Director for Youth Ministry organizes this yearly event. ...

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Spooky R.E.A.D.S

Do you own the following:· Ipads· Kindle Fire tablets· Nook HD tablets· Other Android tablets· Apple and Android smartphones· LaptopsAre you interested in learning how to access free eBooks, audiobooks, and videos?Then come by the Macon County Public Library, located on 311 Church Street, in Lafayette, Tennessee, or call 615.666.4340 September 24th through October 29th to rese...

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Suit filed against MC Sheriff

A lawsuit filed Sept. 9, 2014 in the Macon County Circuit Court demands a suspension from office and ouster of Sheriff Mark Gammons.Plaintiffs Emily Santes, Denise Davis, David Gunter, Tina Dyer, Shirley Jones, Judy Blankenship, Thomas Mowell, Michael Stewart, Joshua Smith, Richard Keller, Phillip Harper, Jimmy Hardin and Samantha Hardin, represented by attorney Roland Mumford, brought the suit requesting that Gammons be removed from office for multiple reasons, some citing the Lit...

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Fall Equinox Festival - all we need is love

What began as a solstice gathering on biodynamic, organic farmer Jeff Poppen’s front porch has grown in the last decade into a full fledged, three-day fall music festival with live music, overnight camping, good fellowship and free fresh food from the farm.Poppen is the owner of one of the oldest organic farms in Tennessee, the Long Hungry Creek Farm. He runs a Community Supported Agriculture program that provides fresh produce to about 200 customers in the Nashville area and...

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Saddle Club riders come through Macon County

Members from various Saddle Clubs made a trip through Macon County Saturday, September 20. When weather is permitting these horse lovers hook up to their wagons and buggies and take their beautiful horses out on a country outing through different areas. This week it was Macon County.

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Alpha Gamma New Teacher Reception

Alpha Gamma hosted a reception on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 3:30 for teachers who just began teaching in Macon County. It was held in the meeting room at the Macon County Board of Education. Alpha Gamma members greeted guests and served refreshments.President Wynona Clayborne welcomed the group and explained that Alpha Gamma is the local chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International Society, a society of women educators who promote professional and personal growth of its members...

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National POW/MIA recognition day

September 19, 2014 was proclaimed by the President as National POW/MIA Recognition Day. Over the past several years, all or most of the 50 states have proclaimed POW/MIA Recognition Day in conjunction with the national effort.

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Rotarians hear from Sherry’s Run

At last week’s Rotary Club meeting, Tiffy Clemons, Executive Board Member with Sherry’s Run, gave an overview of how her organization helps local individuals who are in financial difficulty due to a cancer diagnoses. After determining need, they help with everything from medicines to house payments and electric bills. Jeff Woods, a cancer survivor helped by Sherry’s Run, and his mother, Barbara Jenkins, also spoke, telling how Sherry’s Run helped them in their time of ...

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MCJH Volleyball recognizes 8th grade players

The MCJH Volleyball team faced Trousdale County last Monday, September 22, 2014. They won 2-0. In the first set, the final score was 25-9 and the second set score was 25-16. The eighth grade volleyball athletes were also recognized in between sets.

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Rotary offers youth services

At the Wednesday, Sept. 10th Rotary Club meeting, Rotarian Cindy Gammons spoke to the club’s members on the various programs available through Rotary Youth Services. For more information on what is offered, go to 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, the Macon County High School Interact Club and the Juni...

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Stonecrest Assisted Living celebrates its residents

Stonecrest Assisted Living celebrated National Assisted Living week, September 8 -12. “The purpose is to celebrate our residents and let them know how much they are appreciated,” said Rhonda Cook, Activities Director.The theme of the week was the Magic of Music. “We tried to incorporate musical things. For example, Jeffery Hudson came and played Tuesday morning for the residents,” Cook said.

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