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LES hosts Muffins with Mom breakfast

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Cristy, Clay, and Kenna Wyatt enjoy their muffins at Lafayette Elementary School.LES Muffins with Mom was a hit with Jennifer, Mia, Molly, and Carson Brawner.Tara Wix withGrace Goodman and Melissa and Devon Shrum enjoy breakfast at LES.Vicki and Cody Cothron also enjoy their muffins at the LES Muffins with Mom breakfast.


Trip to Ireland and abroad being planned

Saint Augustine once said, “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.” Macon County High School teacher Tammy Brawner wants students to read more than a page. Traveling abroad used to be for the rich and famous, but in today’s society, there are greater opportunities to visit other countries than ever before.Even students have that opportunity in Macon County. Brawner is once again organizing a trip overseas for high school students. This t...

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RBSH Homecoming court announced

Red Boiling Springs High School Homecoming will be held at 5 pm on Friday, September 26th prior to the game against Clay County. The Homecoming Parade will line up at noon outside of the high school on Friday and leave at 1 pm. There will be a pre-homecoming bonfire on Thursday night at 9:30 pm at the Armour Hotel.RBSH Homecoming Court Attendants: L-R: Freshman Attendant Hailey Berry, Senior Attendant Jenna Meador, Senior Attendant Katelyn Murphy, Junior Attendant Alexis Oullette, ...

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Brave teachers take pie in the face

Students at Lafayette Elementary gathered in the gym on Friday afternoon, September 19 to see what 10 lucky students were going to be chosen in a random drawing to throw a pie in the face of one of their teachers. Students bought chances to be chosen for .50 each or 3 for $1.00. The teachers volunteered in an effort to raise money for their Fall Festival. The proceeds ultimately go back into the classroom to purchase needed supplies.Most of the chosen students had no problem rubbin...

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Grandparents Day this week at Fairlane Elementary

Grandparents of students in First Grade and CDC classes were invited come visit with their grandchildren this week and see the childrens’ classroom, have a snack with them in the cafeteria, and visit the Scholastic Book Fair taking place in the library.

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New animal ordinances for the city in 2015

Are you a pet owner in Lafayette? If so, then you need to be aware that the laws have changed, and effective January 2, 2015, you may be in violation.Tom Dallas, Animal Control Officer for the City of Lafayette said, “The biggest problem relative to what we have in the city is people failure to vaccinate their pets. Probably 70% - 90% of the dogs and cats I deal with are not vaccinated.” He adds that it is relatively inexpensive to do so and all three veterinarians in t...

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Tigerettes High School Soccer Team is making strides to improve

The Macon County Tigerettes High School Soccer Team is making strides to improve itself from last year’s season. The Tigerettes split two wins against Watertown and Cannon County with a loss to Livingston Academy.

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Buddy Bench coming to WES

Amid giggles and smiles, a group of six girls from Westmoreland Elementary recently gathered on their school’s playground to talk about a project they are working on. It’s not a book report or your typical model volcano for school. In fact, it’s not even been assigned to them. This project comes from the heart. They are raising funds to purchase a Buddy Bench for their school.

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RTI enrichment group tour NCTC’s Data Center

Students from MCJH’s high RTI enrichment group were excited to tour North Central’s Data Center. They learned about the impressive structure of the building designed to withstand earthquakes and tornadoes and provide its own power for several days if needed. They also learned about and saw state-of-the-art equipment that brings their home phones, internet, TV, and wireless devices to life. They saw the equipment used to monitor and maintain quality services. Most agreed, however, ...

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Macon County Family and Community Educators (FCE) compete in regional contest

On Thursday, September 11, 2014, Family and Community Educators (FCE) Ida Tucker, Jo Ann Partin, Teresa Wilson, Patty Petty and FCS Extension Agent Lynne Knight attended the Tennessee Association of Family and Community Educators (TAFCE) Central Region Meeting in Murfreesboro, TN. The meeting was the annual business meeting, cultural arts and fashion revue contests for the Central Region. Macon County entered items in 16 categories of the cultural arts and brought home 8 (eight) first place r...

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Macon County 4-H members take top honors at 4-H outdoor cookery contest.

Macon County youth recently competed in the Central Region 4-H Outdoor Cookery contest. This event like most 4-H activities provide a real practical skill for youth, that they will be able to use their whole life. Everyone enjoys something off the grill, so the skills gained will be used long past their school and 4-H career.

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NE area rep for 4H All Stars

Luci Allen, 10th grade student at Macon Co. High School, was recently elected as the North East Area Representative of the Central Region 4-H All Stars. The Area representatives serve as contacts for their designated cluster area. They assist with planning and conducting area and regional activities. The area representatives are in charge of collecting service project information from their represented counties and submit a report during spring and Fall 4-H All Star Conferences to all members...

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High school seniors apply now for TN Promise free tuition

The Tennessee Promise is a statewide program that allows high school seniors to attend community college free of tuition starting next year. Volunteer State Community College and Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Hartsville (TCAT) are some of the local eligible Tennessee Promise colleges and they are letting high school seniors know that they should apply for the Tennessee Promise now.

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Day honored for 15 years of service

Capital Bank Manger Sharon Day (seated) was honored for 15 years with the company in August.Pictured with her (L to R) are Assistant Manager James Christian, Teller Erin Brown, Teller Amanda Doss and Teller Coordinator Renee Napier.

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Beta Club officers elected

The Macon County High School Beta Club officers for the 2014-2015 school year were recently elected. Pictured (L to R) are President Marisa Owens, Vice President Leah Anderson, Secretary Andrew Salyer, Historian Logan Horn, and Treasurer Brooklyn McClard. The Beta Club induction ceremony will be held on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 3:00pm in the MCHS auditorium. Everyone is invited to attend.

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Grandparents Day at RBS Elementary

On Friday, September 5th Red Boiling Springs Elementary School’s PTO sponsored Grandparents Day. Grandparents had an opportunity to have breakfast with their grandchild or grandchildren. PTO provided coffee, juice, and donuts for the breakfast. They also could have their picture taken together. We had a great turn out for this occasion and would like to thank all grandparents that attended. We are fortunate that everyone had a good time. To see more pictures, go to www.maconcountyti...

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Capitol Cash celebrates Grand Re-Opening

Capitol Cash 1, located at 115 Public Square in Lafayette celebrated it’s Grand-Reopening on Friday, September 5, 2014 with a ribbon cutting. Staff and members of the Chamber of Commerce were all smiles for the event. Jenny Blanford, Branch Manager, said that she was very pleased with the support locals gave her on the big day. Congratulations, Capitol Cash 1.

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Macon County suicide rate in successive years

Based on data provided by the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network the suicide rate for Macon County in 2012, the latest reporting year, was 17.8 per 100,000 people. The national rate for the same year was right at 13 and the rate in Tennessee was 14.8.The immediate preceding year, 2011, Macon County registered a suicide rate of 26.7Shirley Jennings, director of Valley Ridge Mental Health, a nonprofit agency operating under the umbrella of Volunteer Behavioral Health Car...

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