Macon County Times- RSS Feed Wed, 1 Apr 2015 03:00:05 EST 1800 Finding purpose from their pain Getting purpose from your pain helps ease the hurt, but doesn't erase it. Just ask Lafayette residents Tim and Edie Cliburn. Eight years ago their son, Matt Cliburn was killed in a head-on collision with a tractor-trailer on Hwy 10. Like anyone... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:51:42 EST Russell Cellular opens new location in Lafayette Russell Cellular, a Verizon Wireless Premium Retailer, is opening a location in Lafayette, Tennessee and will be adding it to the Russell Cellular organization. This new location will open as full-service Verizon location under Russell Cellular... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:36:44 EST Jr Tigers defeat Eagles The MCJHS Baseball team played Westmoreland last week on Monday, March 23 at home. The MCJH Tigers won 8-0, with Trent Cook pitching. On Thursday, they traveled to Westmoreland for another match-up against the Eagles. The Tigers defeated the Eagles by... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:11:41 EST Tigers take to the field On Tuesday, March 24, the Macon County HS Tigers baseball team hosted the Smith County Owls. The Owls scored 9 runs over the Tigers. Owls won the game 9-0. Congratulations to Jesse Gregory for being selected as the Player of the Game. Pictured here is... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:16:41 EST Leadership Macon goes to the capitol On Wednesday, March 11, 2015, members of Leadership Macon visited with our state officials. Governor Bill Haslam even took time out to get a selfie with the group. To see the selfie, go to Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:01:41 EST Young children left alone in vehicle A four-year-old and a four-month-old baby were found in an unattended vehicle at the Macon County Criminal Justice Center on Wednesday, March 25. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:46:41 EST MCHS Tennis in winning streak Tigerettes beat WatertownThe Tigerette tennis team remains unbeaten as they defeated Watertown 7-0 last week. In singles, Rosselle Dorero defeated Addi Simpkins by a score of 8-1, Casey Martin defeated... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:06:41 EST Rotary Club news At last week's Rotary Club meeting, Crystal Cherry, owner of The Loft, which is located on the square in Lafayette, spoke to the club about what her store provides in the way of specialty paints, workshops, antiques, furniture, vintage inspired... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:26:42 EST Local author holding book signing Smith County is home to a new published author. Lorrie McDonald has published her first book with WestBowPress-a division of Thomas Nelson Publishing Company. The book's title is: Blue, Baseball, Virginia-The Journey of an Alzheimer's... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 06:01:41 EST MCJH softball team The Macon County Junior High Softball team pictured in back row, L to R: 8th Graders: Coy Green, Rachel Ritchie, Gracie Andrews, Allyson Shoulders, Jade Young. Middle row: 7th Graders: Traley Dillard, Morgan Spivey, Raini Gerometta, Mia Brawner,... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 04:16:42 EST MCJH boys soccer team off to promising season The first game for the Macon County Junior High Tigers 2015 soccer season was played at Macon against the Carroll Oakland Eagles on Friday, March 20. The Tigers defeated the Eagles 3-0. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 22:16:42 EST Spring book sale This April, the Macon County Public Library will be having a Spring book sale. The sale will start Wednesday, April 1, and will be held in the Geraldine Hire Community Room at the Macon County Public Library located on 311 Church Street, in Lafayette. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:01:41 EST It’s not too late to get covered Up to six million Americans are expected to pay a tax penalty this year for not having health insurance coverage in 2014. To help families avoid future penalties, a special enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplace opened on March 15,... Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:26:41 EST Lady Bulldogs seal victory in extra inning Friday night's Red Boiling Spring High School softball game was long and cold, but after almost 3 hours and an extra inning of play, the Lady Bulldogs defeated Clay County. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:06:45 EST Country Living Fair expands to Nashville Country Living magazine announced today that the annual Country Living Fair will expand to Nashville, TN in 2015. The Fair will take place on April 24-26 at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon and is expected to draw more than 20,000... Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:21:41 EST Macon County Soccer League Spring 2015 Season Thanks to everyone who came out and enjoyed the day. We would like to remind all the coaches to please fill out their publicity reports online by using the QR code reader on your smart phone or by going to the following website:... Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:51:42 EST Jobs are coming to Gallatin The Goodwill Career Solutions center at 670 Nashville Pike in Gallatin will host a job fair from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, for ABC Group Inc., which seeks to fill more than 200 positions at its ABC Salga Plastics and ABC Technologies... Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:11:42 EST Arts in Bloom: Local artists encouraged to enter Local artists are invited to enter their work in the annual “Arts in Bloom”, an art exhibition sponsored by Macon County Arts Council and Macon Bank & Trust Company. The event will be held April 24 thru April 26 at Macon Bank on the... Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:41:42 EST Fifth graders learn healthy lifestyles Girl Force/Boy Force is a day for all fifth grade students from Red Boiling Springs, Westside, and Lafayette Elementary Schools to learn about healthy lifestyles. It is sponsored by Coordinated School Health under the direction of Jackie Sircy. It has... Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:01:53 EST Red Boiling Springs Egg Hunt The participation for the 2015 Red Boiling Spring Community Easter Egg Hunt was amazing! It was so great to see the park filled with our neighbors, family, and friends. This event was made possible by many community partnerships. For example, the Red... Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:01:41 EST