Macon County Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://maconcountytimes.com/section/NEWS http://maconcountytimes.com/section/NEWS Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:09:07 EST 1800 Steaks sold for sports http://maconcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news/150297086/Steaks-sold-for-sports A Steak Sandwich Sale Fundraiser was held on Friday, October 24 at Case Transmission. The fundraiser benefits minor sports, softball, girls and boys soccer, tennis, cheerleading, and volleyball at Macon County Junior High School. This fundraiser has... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:00:14 EST Historical marker unveiled http://maconcountytimes.com/news/history-home_top-news/150296174/Historical-marker-unveiled Among many veterans, citizens and students, Macon County marked a piece of history on Friday, October 24. As the sun shone and a gentle breeze blew, an official Tennessee Historical marker for World War II maneuvers was unveiled in front of the... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:41:09 EST Rotary learns about TCAT http://maconcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news/150293076/Rotary-learns-about-TCAT At last week's Rotary Club meeting, Kevin Harrison, Admissions Counselor with the Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Hartsville, explained to the club the admirable job placement rates for their students, and in well paying fields. He... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:50:20 EST (No heading) http://maconcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news/150278423/ Some local photographers earned honors, and even some cash, at the sixth annual “Art in Real Life” photography exhibition sponsored by the Macon County Arts Council and Citizens Bank. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:01:16 EST Harris attends Children of Confederacy convention http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news-news/150253174/Harris-attends-Children-of-Confederacy-convention Attending the 60th annual convention of the “Children of the Confederacy” in Texarkana, Arkansas is member Mattie Harris and grandmother, Martha Sue Broyles, a member of the Captain Sally Tompkins 2123 United Daughters of the Confederacy... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:22:17 EST (No heading) http://maconcountytimes.com/news/local_features-news/150250470/ Gene Brawner grew this bell pepper in his garden and brought it to The Times to display. Can you see the 'man in the moon'? He said, “I'd like to see Dennis Brawner grow a pumpkin that looks like this.” Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:45:13 EST Porter celebrates 102 years http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news-news/150279356/Porter-celebrates-102-years Mrs. Ruth Porter celebrated her 102nd birthday with family and friends during Knollwood Manor's annual fish fry. Her daughters Sue Howard and Ruth Porter are pictured with her holding the cake while everyone looked on and sang happy birthday to... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:01:14 EST State Fire Marshal’s Office: “Stay ahead of the cold snap” http://maconcountytimes.com/news/news/150264471/State-Fire-Marshals-Office:-Stay-ahead-of-the-cold-snap Nashville, Tenn. – Did you know that when the first cold snap of the fall season occurs, a wave of home fires usually follows? The State Fire Marshal's Office is urging Tennesseans to take fire safety precautions now in preparation for the... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:26:14 EST 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 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