Macon County Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://maconcountytimes.com/section/NEWS http://maconcountytimes.com/section/NEWS Mon, 30 Mar 2015 23:57:29 EST 1800 Spring book sale http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community-news-news/152645524/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 http://maconcountytimes.com/news/health-news/152562778/Its-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 Country Living Fair expands to Nashville http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community-news-news/152560744/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 Jobs are coming to Gallatin http://maconcountytimes.com/news/business-home_top-news/152636926/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 http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community-news-news/152636153/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 http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community-news-news-news_education/152478674/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 http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community-news-news/152528825/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 Foreign persons must report U.S. agricultural land holdings http://maconcountytimes.com/news/news_agricultural/152555322/Foreign-persons-must-report-U.S.-agricultural-land-holdings The Executive Director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Macon/Trousdale County, Lisa King, reminds foreign persons with an interest in agricultural lands in the United States that they are required to report... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 09:51:42 EST USDA extends ARC and PLC deadlines http://maconcountytimes.com/news/news-news_agricultural/152607530/USDA-extends-ARC-and-PLC-deadlines Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today provided farm owners and producers one additional week, until April 7, 2015, to choose between Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC), the safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:41:42 EST King & Queen of MCJH formal http://maconcountytimes.com/news/news-news_education/152560488/King--Queen-of-MCJH-formal Macon County Junior High held their 8th grade formal on Saturday, March 14. Chosen by their classmates as King and Queen were Eli Borders and Marisa Wade. Many of you know Marisa from “Marisa's Journey to New Lungs” on Facebook. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:16:41 EST Senior Citizens Center celebrates birthdays http://maconcountytimes.com/news/birthdays-news/152560302/Senior-Citizens-Center-celebrates-birthdays Celebrating February birthdays are: L-R, Yvette Baber, Rex Swindle, Rita Tuck, and Nancy Deering. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:11:40 EST STEMmobile stops in Macon County http://maconcountytimes.com/news/news-news_education/152481168/STEMmobile-stops-in-Macon-County Educators have been encouraged for many years to get students to learn to love science and math. These two subjects have long been a challenge for many, but recently some teachers in Macon County had a new tool to ignite their students'... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 03:31:41 EST Annual Variety Show produced laughs http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community-news-home_top-news/152556549/Annual-Variety-Show-produced-laughs Laughter is the best medicine. This old proverb has proved true for the Lafayette Lioness Lions Club for 19 years as they have put on their annual Variety Show to provide eyeglasses for the community, among other things. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 08:41:42 EST 50K Tree Day helps environment http://maconcountytimes.com/news/news-news_education/152373533/50K-Tree-Day-helps-environment Did you know that on Saturday, March 14, in the state of Tennessee 50,000 trees were planted in one hour? Tennessee is practicing for the future when they plan on beating the world's record for most trees planted in an hour. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:26:41 EST Tree planting procedures http://maconcountytimes.com/news/news-news_agricultural/152409289/Tree-planting-procedures These 7 tips to planting tree seedlings are provided by the University of Tennessee Extension Office. If key steps are not carefully followed during handling and planting, mortality rate rises. Both hardwood and pine seedling survival is more likely... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:56:43 EST We got you covered http://maconcountytimes.com/news/business-news/152472309/We-got-you-covered Many local businesses and homeowners got a “wet” awakening when the heavy snow and ice from February started melting on their roofs as water leaked through weak or damaged areas. Don't wait for a weather-related catastrophe when... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:51:41 EST March is Meals on Wheels month http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community-news-news/152406050/March-is-Meals-on-Wheels-month The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) Nutrition Program announced March 12 that it will be celebrating Community Champions Week as a part of its annual March for Meals celebration. All of our local city and county mayors across the 14... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:16:42 EST Memorials -Donations to County Libraries http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community-news/152347446/Memorials--Donations-to-County-Libraries The Macon County Board of Library Trustees gratefully acknowledges the following contributions. This list includes memorials and donations, both to Macon County Public Library and the Red Boiling Springs Branch Library. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:56:42 EST New materials at the libraries http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community-news/152347407/New-materials-at-the-libraries Main Library - Adult FictionGardner, Lisa Crash & Burn (Audio CD)Branch Library - Adult FictionGardner, Lisa Crash & Burn (Audio CD) Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:56:41 EST Keeping the value of your home http://maconcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle-news/152403180/Keeping-the-value-of-your-home Anyone who owns their home wants their investment to prosper. No one wants their home to deteriorate and lose its value. Penny Kirby, Realtor with Ben Bray Real Estate and Auction gave a few simple suggestions that people can do the keep the value of... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:21:42 EST