Macon County Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://maconcountytimes.com/section/NEWS http://maconcountytimes.com/section/NEWS Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:41:09 EST 1800 Scenes of Snow Bird visit to MC Library http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news-news/150947118/Scenes-of-Snow-Bird-visit-to-MC-Library Channel 4 Snow Bird came to the Macon County Public Library Thursday evening, December 18 and read to all who came and posed for a few pictures. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:31:14 EST NCTC breaks ground in Amos and Mt. Zion, KY http://maconcountytimes.com/news/business-home_top-news/150938047/NCTC-breaks-ground-in-Amos-and-Mt.-Zion-KY Shop, pay bills, apply for a job, look up a telephone number or find an answer to any question. These are just a few of the things people do on the internet. Now, imagine not having access to that in the 21st Century. Not even dial up connection. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 09:55:07 EST TDH warns of severe flu season http://maconcountytimes.com/news/health-news/150959119/TDH-warns-of-severe-flu-season NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Health surveillance notes a steady increase in influenza activity in Tennessee and warns the 2014-2015 flu season could be severe. TDH urges everyone to protect themselves and their families by getting... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 05:00:21 EST Santa makes rounds in Lafayette http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news-home_top-news/150959143/Santa-makes-rounds-in-Lafayette Everyone's busy this time of year it seems, but no one can be busier than the man himself, Santa Claus. Also known as St. Nicholas, Father Christmas, or Kris Kringle, it is a tradition for children to see him and get their picture taken with... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 05:00:17 EST Rotary stuffs backpacks for needy kids http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news-news/150966255/Rotary-stuffs-backpacks-for-needy-kids At last week's Rotary Club meeting, Club members had lunch at the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency building in Lafayette, TN, and afterwards stuffed bags for the Backpack Program in Macon County, a program it supports through both... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 05:00:11 EST Carolers sing for elders http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news-news-news_education/150947414/Carolers-sing-for-elders Donned in red Santa hats, a group of Macon County High School (MCHS) students visited area nursing homes on Thursday, December 18 to spread some good cheer. The Beta Club and Service Learning Class teamed up together to sing carols to residents of... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 05:00:08 EST Macon County holds Basketball Homecoming Ceremony http://maconcountytimes.com/news/news/150956929/Macon-County-holds-Basketball-Homecoming-Ceremony Macon County held its 13th annual Basketball Homecoming Ceremony Friday night, December 19, 2014. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 05:00:13 EST Christmas Lighting Contest 2014 winners announced http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news-news/150953400/Christmas-Lighting-Contest-2014-winners-announced RESIDENTS1) Jimmy & Janice Walrond 266 Brattontown Cir 1st place2) Jim & Christy Jones 1010 Red Boiling Springs Rd 2nd place3) Connie & Peggy Kirby 501 Meador Dr 3rd place Sat, 20 Dec 2014 12:11:06 EST Tennessee gets a new area code overlay http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news-home_top-news/150947745/Tennessee-gets-a-new-area-code-overlay The Tennessee Regulatory Authority has approved an overlay for the 615 area code to accommodate the need for more telephone numbers. The new 629 area code will serve customers in the same geographic region as the current 615 area code. No existing... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:14:07 EST School Board regular session minutes http://maconcountytimes.com/news/news-news_education/150901259/School-Board-regular-session-minutes The Macon County Board of Education met in regular session on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at Central Office with Chairman Jeff Harper presiding. With all members present, the following business was transacted. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:01:10 EST Arrests http://maconcountytimes.com/news/blotter-news/150886256/Arrests The following records were provided by the Macon County Sheriff's Office. All individuals charged are presumed innocent until provent guilty in a court of law.Lafayette Police Department Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:00:13 EST West takes down his first deer http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news/150848962/West-takes-down-his-first-deer Garron West, age 7, killed his first deer (3 pointer), on November 8, 2014. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:00:11 EST USDA provides greater protection for crop growers http://maconcountytimes.com/news/news-news_agricultural/150887798/USDA-provides-greater-protection-for-crop-growers WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that greater protection is now available from the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program for crops that traditionally have been ineligible for federal crop... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:00:07 EST MCHS Leo Club attends concert http://maconcountytimes.com/news/news-news_education/150890622/MCHS-Leo-Club-attends-concert The Macon County High School LEO Club attended the Tennessee School for the Blind Christmas celebration on Friday, December 12. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:01:09 EST MCHS clubs give back during holiday season http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news-news-news_education/150885301/MCHS-clubs-give-back-during-holiday-season This time of year is always hectic for all people, but it is especially busy for Macon County High School students and teachers. With End of Course (EOC) testing and final exams, most people would forget about the needy families we have here in Macon... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:01:07 EST Ongoing investigation led to multiple arrests http://maconcountytimes.com/news/blotter-home_top-news/150886623/Ongoing-investigation-led-to-multiple-arrests In the early part of the week of December 1, 2014, Detectives at the Macon County Sheriff's Department were investigating burglaries that had occurred over the weekend. Suspects were established in the case. While gathering evidence Detectives... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:01:05 EST Trio arrested after traffic stop http://maconcountytimes.com/news/blotter/150887122/Trio-arrested-after-traffic-stop A routine traffic stop netted three drug arrests. On December 10, 2014, State Trooper Danny Fisher observed a vehicle in the west side of the county that failed to stop at a stop sign. Trooper Fisher pulled the vehicle over and upon searching the... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:22:07 EST Man charged with rape http://maconcountytimes.com/news/blotter-home_top-news/150886436/Man-charged-with-rape On December 8, 2014, Deputy Ashley Tharpe, with the Macon County Sheriff's Department responded to a complaint concerning unlawful sexual contact with a victim. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:09:05 EST Business spotlight: Hardman Auto Body opens http://maconcountytimes.com/news/business-community_news-news/150841160/Business-spotlight:-Hardman-Auto-Body-opens There is a new car repair business in Lafayette. Hardman Auto Body opened its doors in November 2014 on Times Avenue, in the building right behind American Exteriors. Owner William “Bill” Hardman, along with his sister as office manager,... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:01:25 EST RBS HS football win District Awards http://maconcountytimes.com/news/news-sports/150881927/RBS-HS-football-win-District-Awards Red Boiling Springs attended the 2014 Annual District 8-1A Football Banquet at Cherokee Steakhouse on Wednesday Dec. 10. Those receiving awards for Red Boiling Springs were: Standing L to R: Mason Hewitt: All District, Michael Tirjan: Most Valuable... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:01:23 EST