Macon County Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://maconcountytimes.com/section/NEWS http://maconcountytimes.com/section/NEWS Sun, 23 Nov 2014 10:15:22 EST 1800 Clerk’s office using new tag registration http://maconcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news/150604260/Clerks-office-using-new-tag-registration Macon County has gotten on the vehicle registration bandwagon and County Clerk Connie Blackwell is pleased that it will bring savings and convenience to residents. Macon is the latest to participate in the print-on-demand program, along with 80 other... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:13:09 EST Woodburning stoves caused fires in RBS http://maconcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news/150613245/Woodburning-stoves-caused-fires-in-RBS Fires destroyed two homes this week in Red Boiling Springs and Red Boiling Springs Fire Department responded to both. On Monday, Nov. 17 about 4:30 p.m., at the home of Tony West, 314 Russell Rd, the RBS Fire Department arrived to find flames burning... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:55:07 EST Turkey fryer safety tips http://maconcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle-food-news/150627106/Turkey-fryer-safety-tips Nashville, Tenn. – Thanksgiving is a time for families and friends to gather and enjoy a festive day of good food and thanks. For the chief cook, it is a time to show your best dish and wow your hungry guests. It is important to take precautions... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:09:08 EST Career Coach delivers opportunities to inmates http://maconcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news-news_education/150614251/Career-Coach-delivers-opportunities-to-inmates Macon Countians lacking a high school diploma have a new alternative to taking the recently revised General Education Development (GED) exam. Now the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) is what Tennessee is using and they are even offering it on... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:03:04 EST Senior Citizens Center celebrates November birthdays http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news-news/150617754/Senior-Citizens-Center-celebrates-November-birthdays Celebrating their November birthdays at the Macon Co. Sr. Citizens Center are L-R Annie Lawson, Ward Henson, Beverly Glaser, Willie Howell, Christine Brown, Elsie Phillips, Tommy Butler, Brenda Fuqua, and Doyle Gaines. Special THANKS to Macon Bank &... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:57:06 EST Pet pictures with Santa helps local pet shelters http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news-news/150598515/Pet-pictures-with-Santa-helps-local-pet-shelters Christmas tree? Check. Decorations? Check. List to Santa? Check. Picture of your pet with Santa? Nope? Well, now you can check that off your list too! Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:48:05 EST World’s largest Christmas project opens collection sites http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news-news/150501721/Worlds-largest-Christmas-project-opens-collection-sites Lafayette, TN —This month area locations will serve as a collection site for Operation Christmas Child—the world's largest Christmas project of its kind. The annual project is a favorite of many local residents, families, churches... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:33:11 EST Smoke detector saves 11 lives http://maconcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news/150612966/Smoke-detector-saves-11-lives A fire destroyed a home early Wednesday morning, Nov. 19, but a $10 smoke detector saved the lives of 11 people. “I can't be adamant enough about it,” Fire Chief Keith Scruggs said. “Smoke detectors save lives. This is... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:27:06 EST Freeman - McClard to wed http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news/150542191/Freeman---McClard-to-wed Mr. and Mrs. Randy Freeman would like to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kayci Freeman to Josh McClard, son of David McClard and Tammy Dyer. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:35:10 EST Central Elementary holds Fall Festival http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news/150560181/Central-Elementary-holds-Fall-Festival Central Elementary School held their Fall Festival on Saturday, Nov. 15. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:55:14 EST Central Elementary Royalty http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news/150560117/Central-Elementary-Royalty Standing: 2nd Grade Prince and Princess: Andrew Swindle and Bree GriggsSeated: 3rd Grade King and Queen: Connor Johnson and Laura Bray Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:51:11 EST Give something that means something http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news-health-news/150578180/Give-something-that-means-something The American Red Cross asks eligible donors to give something that means something this holiday season – a lifesaving blood donation. Macon Countians can do that on Monday, December 15 at the Lafayette Church of Christ, 212 Church Street from... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:39:09 EST 50th wedding anniversary http://maconcountytimes.com/news/anniversaries-community_news/150540664/50th-wedding-anniversary Sandra and Rev. Leon Keith will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on November 30, 2014, at Lighthouse Fellowship Church. A reception will follow the regularly scheduled church services to celebrate their life together. Leon and Sandra were... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:33:07 EST From: Santa - To: Macon Co. children http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news-news/150575038/From:-Santa---To:-Macon-Co.-children It's not too hard to believe that Christmas is getting close, especially with the snow falling. The calendar may only say Nov. 20, but I, Santa Claus, already have begun the many preparations for the Christmas holiday. Now I'm only waiting... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 04:01:12 EST Advanced Propane holds grand opening http://maconcountytimes.com/news/news/150577237/Advanced-Propane-holds-grand-opening Advanced Propane Inc, located at 109 McMurry Blvd. East in Hartsville held their grand opening Friday, November 14 and Saturday, November 15. Many folks joined them in celebrating and enjoyed the refreshments they served. Advanced Propane Inc. in... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 08:46:09 EST Macon County FFA fall accomplishments http://maconcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news-news_education/150574096/Macon-County-FFA-fall-accomplishments The Macon County FFA Chapter would like to congratulate all of our teams and individuals on their accomplishments during the fall of 2014. The following are a summary of those accomplishments.Dairy Judging Team Wed, 19 Nov 2014 08:16:09 EST Glover chosen as Person of Year by Chamber http://maconcountytimes.com/news/business-home_top-news/150580550/Glover-chosen-as-Person-of-Year-by-Chamber Pharmacist Jimmy Glover was recently honored as Individual of the Year by the Macon County Chamber of Commerce at their annual banquet last week. Glover is a homegrown hero to many in Macon County for his dedication. He has been known to work after... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 22:06:10 EST Coverage selection for Farm Bill Safety Net Programs begins Nov. 17 http://maconcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news-news_agricultural/150562663/Coverage-selection-for-Farm-Bill-Safety-Net-Programs-begins-Nov.-17 WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds farm owners and producers that the opportunity to choose between the new 2014 Farm Bill established programs, Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:01:17 EST Ben Bray Real Estate & Auction named Small Business of Year http://maconcountytimes.com/news/business-home_top-news/150571316/Ben-Bray-Real-Estate--Auction-named-Small-Business-of-Year Ben Bray Real Estate and Auction was named Macon County Chamber of Commerce's Small Business of the Year for 2014 at their annual banquet last week. Owner Ben Bray said he was, “Naturally surprised and humbled to have been... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:52:09 EST Chamber raises $13,597 at banquet http://maconcountytimes.com/news/business-home_top-news/150519374/Chamber-raises-$13597-at-banquet The air was buzzing with anticipation as people arrived extra early to the 2014 Macon County Chamber of Commerce's annual banquet and auction last Tuesday, November 11. Guests wanted to be able to choose a table with lots of goodies. Each table... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:56:05 EST