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Capitol Cash celebrates Grand Re-Opening

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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.


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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Jones leads committee of the whole

With a much smaller crowd than last month, the Committee of the Whole began their scheduled meeting on Monday, September 8 at 7:00 PM with newly elected Mayor Steve Jones calling the meeting to order. Those present: Chris Wix, Kenneth Witte, Jeff Hughes, Phillip Snow, Scott Gammons, Bryan Carter, Mchelle Phillips, Benton Bartley, Wendell Jones, Helen Hesson, Mike Jenkins, Charles (Chop) Porter, Justin Dyer, Kimmy Warf, Troy Brawner, Bobby Ray King, Don Stevens, Barry King and Shannon Wix.

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Red Boiling Springs to receive $600 a day until new fire hall is completed

The Red Boiling Springs City Council met in regular session on September 11, 2014. Mayor Willie Brown conducted the meeting. Legal representative for the council Christi Dalton, Secretary Coby Knight, Vice Mayor Tom Fultz and council members Terry Newberry, George McCrary and Joe Hill were present. Councilmen Billy Joe Carver and Steve Newberry were absent.

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RBS HS volleyball updates

Red Boiling Springs High School opened its volleyball season against Merroll Hyde on August 21st. They play three games a week, on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights and they play to win. “Most of my team graduated last year,” Head Coach Chad Butler said, “so this year we’re rebuilding. So far, we’re looking pretty good.” In fact, with a record of 4 and 3 in the District, they are tied for 2nd place. Recent injuries to team libero, senior Megan Rice and se...

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RBS Jr. High volleyball hits stride

Red Boiling Springs Jr. High Volleyball hit its stride last week. The Varsity won two out of three games. The Jr. Varsity won three out of three. They played a home game against Gordonsville on September 8th. The Varsity played first, winning 25-22 and 25-18. The Jr. Varsity followed with a 25-18 and 25-20 victory. Gordonsville was a tough opponent and the girls worked for every point they made. Coach Elizabeth Dodson said “I’m proud of how well they worked together. We are passin...

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MCHS Girl’s Golf team second in district

Macon County High Girl’s Golf team brings home second place in District 8 A-AA Tournament played on Wednesday, Sept. 10th at White Plains Golf Course in Cookeville, TN. The team will advance to compete in the Region Tournament at Fall Creek Falls Golf Course on Monday, September 15th. Pictured (L to R): Coach Beverly Shoulders, Bailey Powell, McKenzie Mix, and Cameron Toornburg.Submitted

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Boys golf team Region 4 champions

Macon County High boy’s golf team are Region 4 Champions and advance to play in the TSSAA Class A-AA State Tournament next week at Willow Brook Golf Course in Manchester, TN.Coach Beverly Shoulders stated, “I am so proud of these young athletes! We have really had to endure some growing pains this year with both our boy’s and girl’s teams. But those losses to AAA and private schools have made us a better team. It doesn’t matter what our regular season ...

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TVA schedules RBS area outage

Weather permitting, Tri-County Electric members served from the Red Boiling Spring Substation will be affected by an interruption of power scheduled by TVA for Friday night, September 19th.TVA has scheduled the outage to remove an old transmission line. The outage is scheduled to begin at 11:59 p.m. Friday night and power is expected to be restored to all areas by 4:00 a.m. Saturday morning.Red Boiling Springs and Hermitage Springs along with Gamaliel Road, Carthage Road...

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Ferrell Meador Apple Festival

Knollwood Manor and The White House Assisted Living, Linda Austin and Beverly Walker, teamed with Ferrell Meador for the Annual Ferrell Meador Apple Festival. The fun began at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 13 with cider making, apple sampling, music, antique and novelty booths, and more. There were craft demonstrations and sales. Some participated in horse shoe pitching and a corn hole contest. Many enjoyed an old-time dinner of pinto beans with ham shanks, coleslaw, corn bread, fried app...

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Turning heartbreak into hopefulness for others

On a warm evening last Tuesday, September 9, many gathered at Key Park pavilion to remember something heartbreaking in their lives: suicide. The focus of the Macon Memories program was to turn that heartbreak into hopefulness. Friends and family members that have been affected by suicide joined together to remember their loved one, to encourage survivors of suicide, and also to raise awareness to help prevent it from happening to others.September is Suicide Prevention Month and the...

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Old cars and old friends

Thousands of people gathered on the grounds of the Thomas House in Red Boiling Springs on Saturday, September 6 to enjoy the 58th Annual Middle Tennessee Antique Car Show. The Middle Tennessee Region Club was chartered in February 1956 in Nashville. The Fall Meet has been held at the Thomas House (formerly the Cloyd) in Red Boiling Springs since 1962. “Historic Red Boiling Springs became the perfect location for old cars and old friends to gather,” President of the Mid-Tennessee A...

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Hires Rd accident

A two vehicle accident occurred Monday afternoon, September 15 on Hires Road in Lafayette. Andy Emberton, 30, of Scottsville, KY and a child passenger were traveling east on Hires Rd in a 1995 red Dodge Dakota truck. According to Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Ed Crouch, a minor driving a 2003 white Ford Taurus and also carrying an infant passenger were traveling west on Hires Rd. The minor crossed into Emberton’s lane of travel and the vehicles struck in the center lane, causing dama...

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MCJH football team wins twice

Macon County Junior High football team played two games last week. On Monday, September 8, they played a make up game at home against Dekalb County, beating them 32 -12. On Thursday, September 11, they traveled to East Robertson where they also won 46-12. The team plays next on Sept. 16 at Smith County, followed by a home game against Trousdale County on Sept. 23.Macon County Junior High football team played two games last week. On Monday, September 8, they played a make up game at...

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MC After-School program

SubmittedA free after-school program targeted to a specific age group that often gets overlooked is coming to Macon County. The Macon County (MC) After-School program will serve students currently enrolled in 7th, 8th and 9th grades. Made possible by a 21st Century Community Learning Center grant, the MC After-School program will be open Monday through Friday. Transportation home will be provided by school bus at 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday evenings. On Fridays students are e...

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Rainbow trout growing in some Macon County classrooms

For the second year in a row, Kathy Woods’ 4th grade class at Lafayette Elementary will raise a few dozen rainbow trout from eggs, thanks to the “Tank in the Classrooms” project. Volunteers from the “Friends Aquarium Project”, a collaboration between the Friends of Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery (NFH), Dale Hollow NFH, TWRA, and local schools come together to provide schools with the resources they need to raise the trout.“I love this project...

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Vision 2020 Ladies Tea

Vision 2020 held a ladies tea on September 5th at the Red Boiling Springs Armour Hotel. High tea was served with a light lunch. Attendees were encouraged to wear hats and many hats were on display and available to guests thanks to Debbie Emory, owner of the Armour Hotel. The tea was offered as a fundraiser for the many revitalization efforts of Vision 2020, who’s stated mission is to stimulate interest and awareness of Red Boiling Springs history, promote preservation of historic resour...

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Macon County High Boy’s Golf Team wins District 8 A-AA tournament

The Macon County High Boy’s Golf Team wins District 8 A-AA Tournament held on Monday, Sept. 8th at White Plains Golf Course in Cookeville, TN. Medalist was Larken Whittemore, winning a 7 hole playoff against team mate, Josh Hauskin. The team will compete in the Regional Tournament on Monday, September 15th at Fall Creek Falls Golf Course.

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