Macon County Times- RSS NEWS Feed Sat, 18 Apr 2015 19:13:38 EST 1800 Pro-life speech winners The Macon County Right To Life High School Oratory Contest was held on April 13, 2015 at the Chamber of Commerce Building in Lafayette. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 13:16:41 EST Inmates help Shriners You see them at intersections around town, wearing their red fez hats, once a year collecting donations to help with children across the country. The Shriners volunteer their time to help raise money to go toward their children's... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 11:16:41 EST MCJH supports Autsim Awareness The 8th annual World Autism Awareness Day on April 2 was observed by students at Macon County Junior High. This day, set aside by the organization Autism Speaks, aims to increase people's awareness about people, especially children, with autism. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 10:36:42 EST Macon County Girls Basketball gets new Coach The Macon County High School Tigerettes have a new head basketball coach. Mr. Larry White, former girls basketball coach at Red Boiling Springs, met with girls from the basketball team on Thursday, April 16. White will be over the Basketball Program... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:01:41 EST Meet Mr. Lincoln On the 150th anniversary of his death, Abraham Lincoln resurrected and spoke to students at Macon County Junior High School. Wednesday, April 15, Mr. Lincoln, also known as Dennis Boggs, presented an illuminative, revealing, and educational look at... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:46:42 EST Jr High students make great gains in learning Macon County Junior High is recognizing students that have worked really hard to bring their grades up from Report Card 2 to Report Card 3. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:11:43 EST FCCLA wins multiple awards at State Macon County High School's largest club, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) recently traveled to Nashville on April 6-9 to compete at the Tennessee State Leadership Conference. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:56:41 EST Woman rescued by first responders A 66-year-old woman ran her truck off into a creek last Wednesday afternoon, April 15. According to Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Cody Ballard, Wanda Bice, formerly of Kentucky, but recently moved to Macon County, was driving east on Liberty Road... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:21:44 EST MCJH Principal’s List and AB Honor Roll List PRINCIPAL'S LIST6th gradeAllie CliburnEmily AshburnJalynn GregoryMakinley SmithLandon WhittemoreSoshua WestKaitlyn Driver Fri, 17 Apr 2015 07:31:41 EST Reagan cuts off mane for a memorial Bonnie Reagan donated 15 inches of her hair to Locks of Love in memory of her grandmothers: Sammie Fay Qualls and Lucille Green. Both died of cancer. Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:26:41 EST MCJHS hosts Beauty Pageant The Miss Macon County Junior High Pageant was held on Saturday, April 11. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:11:41 EST UCHRA hosted March for Meals Macon County Mayor Steve Jones and Lafayette City Mayor Richard Driver participated in Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency's (UCHRA) Nutrition program March for Meals. They delivered meals to the homes of Leslie Shrum and Josephine Alexander. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:26:41 EST Fish fry held Friday Last Friday night, April 10, the Macon County Senior Citizens Center held an all-you-can-eat fish fry and from all accounts, it was a huge success. The Lafayette Lions Club donated their time and fish-frying talents to the Senior Citizens... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:26:41 EST Community Calendar CHURCHReed to PreachKyle Reed will preach at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church at 6PM on Sunday, April 19. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 14:06:41 EST Safe riding practices from all drivers will reduce injuries on highways As the weather gets warmer motorcyclists will be out in force on the road this spring. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:01:44 EST Mr. Doyle Gaines still going strong Mr. Doyle Gaines is a well known native of Macon County, and he is still staying active. He goes to the Senior Citizens Center everyday to socialize and exercise. He and his wife are some of the first ones there in the mornings sometimes waiting for... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:41:42 EST Council approves lifeguard raise The Lafayette City Council met in regular session last Tuesday, April 7. The meeting was called to order by City Mayor Richard Driver, a prayer was offered and the pledge was recited.All City Council members were present. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:31:41 EST Kites were flying high at the Fair Grounds Lafayette United Methodist Church held their 6th Annual Kite Flying Saturday, April 11 at the Macon County Fairgrounds. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:36:41 EST Autism gains awareness A child sits alone in the corner, rocking back and forth, twirling a piece of string, while children all around are busily talking and playing with toys. For many, this is what they imagine when they hear the word autism, or autism spectrum disorder... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 03:46:41 EST County commissioners approve budget amendments The Macon County Committee of the Whole meeting was called to order by County Mayor Steve Jones last Monday, April 6. Commissioner Bryan Carter gave an invocation and Commissioner Kenneth Witte led the pledge of allegiance. Roll call was taken and all... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:11:42 EST