Macon County Times- RSS Feed http://maconcountytimes.com/ http://maconcountytimes.com/ Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:50:01 EST 1800 Dedication ceremony being held Friday http://maconcountytimes.com/news/announcements-news/150269809/Dedication-ceremony-being-held-Friday A dedication ceremony to commemorate WW II Maneuvers in Macon County will be held on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Macon County Welcome Center in Lafayette, Tennessee. The Macon County Chamber of Commerce, Veterans Service Officer Mike... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:43:10 EST Bank robbery suspects in custody http://maconcountytimes.com/news/news/150267278/Bank-robbery-suspects-in-custody Two men are in custody following a Tuesday evening armed robbery at the King State Employees Credit Union. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:50:52 EST Lions Club screenings help many http://maconcountytimes.com/news/news/150194282/Lions-Club-screenings-help-many There may be some of you out there who don't realize the good that comes from these screenings provided by the Lions Club and the Lioness Lions Club. Here is a local family that learned the importance of this services and now tries to show their... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:18:13 EST Macon Christian Academy holds Fall Festival http://maconcountytimes.com/news/local_features-news/150225716/Macon-Christian-Academy-holds-Fall-Festival Macon Christian Academy held their Fall Festival Saturday, Oct. 18th at their new location on Warrior Dr., behind the old American Greetings building. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:16:15 EST Life changing but not life taking http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news-news/150242269/Life-changing-but-not-life-taking Life changing moments happen to all of us, but not many as dramatic as Toy Wix. His life changing moment happened on Friday, August 29 while at work. What began as an ordinary day has forever impacted every day since. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:31:27 EST Boy Scout Pack 402 events http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news-news/150208138/Boy-Scout-Pack-402-events Cub Scout Pack 402 of Lafayette, TN, led by Cub Master Deshena Halliburton held a Rocket Roundup at Lafayette City Park in August. In September, they visited the Lafayette Airport. According to Webelo Leader Tanya Rubright, the boys, in first through... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:21:13 EST RBS Vision 2020 awarded donation http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news-news/150245220/RBS-Vision-2020-awarded-donation Vision 2020 Treasurer, Karen Davis, left, accepts a check from Macon County from former Macon County Mayor Shelvy Linville for $3,500. This money will used in the restoration of the old Red Boiling Springs Bank building on Main Street in Red Boiling... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:01:14 EST Existing industry luncheon has huge turnout http://maconcountytimes.com/news/business-community_news-news/150208566/Existing-industry-luncheon-has-huge-turnout The sun was shining and the breeze was slightly blowing a cool chill as members of the Macon County Chamber of Commerce were serving a free appreciation luncheon in Key Park, Friday, October 17. The lunches of BBQ, slaw, beans, dessert and a drink... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:48:19 EST Soccer league reports wins and losses http://maconcountytimes.com/news/sports/150227989/Soccer-league-reports-wins-and-losses 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:... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:18:21 EST Arrest made after MCSD recovered over 20 stolen items http://maconcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news/150242235/Arrest-made-after-MCSD-recovered-over-20-stolen-items A man was arrested in Macon County after sheriff's deputies discovered five truckloads of stolen items. Ewing David McMurtry, 39, of 897 Wilmore Hollow Rd, Lafayette, was arrested on 10/16 by Det. Ron Smith and charged with three counts of theft... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:04:10 EST Martial arts has re-grand opening http://maconcountytimes.com/news/business-news/150237473/Martial-arts-has-re-grand-opening Compton's Martial Arts Academy has a new location, 116 Main Street in Lafayette. Saturday, October 17, 2014 was the Re-Grand Opening and festivities. Terra Compton and her students were all smiles as they cut the ribbon. The students had a... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:25:12 EST American Revoltionary soldier Wakefield's grave honored http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news-news/150233412/American-Revoltionary-solider-Wakefields-grave-honored A dedication and unveiling of American Revolution soldier Henry Wakefield, took place last Saturday on a cloudy windy afternoon atop a hill on Union Camp Road. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:31:16 EST Walk to fund diabetes research http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news-news/150234731/Walk-to-fund-diabetes-research The first annual Diabetes Walk took place Saturday, October 18 in Key Park. The sun was shining and it was wonderful walking weather. Anna Wilson, whose love for her daughter Beth, was compelled to take on a major fund raising event for the American... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:31:09 EST Democratic party held fundraiser http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news-news-politics/150235728/Democratic-party-held-fundraiser Democratic Party had a fundraiser October 18 with an auction and covered dish dinner at the Welcome Center. To see more pictures of this event, go to maconcountytimes.com. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:31:06 EST LES hosts fall festival http://maconcountytimes.com/news/news-news_education/150236254/LES-hosts-fall-festival A crisp chill in the air lets you know fall is here, as well as the arrival of Fall Festivals. Lafayette Elementary School held their annual fall festival Friday, October 17. Among the many activities were a cake walk, bingo, bounce houses, rock wall... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:50:13 EST Lingering lead still a threat to kids http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news-news/150235600/Lingering-lead-still-a-threat-to-kids Lead poisoning remains the most significant environmental threat to the health of America's children. More than half a million infants and children have blood lead levels exceeding 5 micrograms per deciliter, the reference level established by... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:25:10 EST BITZ “Safety Day” at Key Park http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news-news/150226425/BITZ-Safety-Day-at-Key-Park On Saturday, October 25th, 2014 the Macon County High School FCCLA chapter is hosting a BITZ “Safety Day” at Key Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in honor of National Teen Driver Safety Week. Our goal is to spread awareness about the importance... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:01:24 EST Red ribbon week full of activities http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news-news/150112781/Red-ribbon-week-full-of-activities Red Ribbon Week began as an effort to develop an attitude of intolerance to the use of drugs. It was created to honor the death of Enrique Camarena, an undercover drug enforcement officer who was brutally murdered while working on a drug trafficking... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:01:20 EST Macon Craft Fair gives hope http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news-news/150225926/Macon-Craft-Fair-gives-hope LEBANON, TENN. - October 17, 2014 - Macon Bank & Trust invites you to a day of fun, food, and giving hope to our neighbors who are battling cancer! The 2nd Annual Craft Fair to benefit Sherry's Run will take place this Saturday, October 25... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:23:17 EST It’s time to get ready for the Lafayette Christmas Parade http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news-news/150206376/Its-time-to-get-ready-for-the-Lafayette-Christmas-Parade Christmas time is here! Yes, believe it or not, it really is almost time for Christmas! The 2014 City of Lafayette—Chamber of Commerce Christmas parade will be held on Saturday, December 6th at 1pm. The Chamber Board of Directors has selected... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:31:06 EST