Macon County Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://maconcountytimes.com/section/NEWS http://maconcountytimes.com/section/NEWS Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:26:54 EST 1800 Capitol Cash celebrates Grand Re-Opening http://maconcountytimes.com/news/announcements-home_top-local_features/50636510/Capitol-Cash-celebrates-Grand-Re-Opening Capitol Cash 1, located at 115 Public Square in Lafayette celebrated it's Grand-Reopening on Friday, September 5, 2014 with a ribbon cutting. Staff and members of the Chamber of Commerce were all smiles for the event. Jenny Blanford, Branch... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:09:14 EST Macon County suicide rate in successive years http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news-local_features-news/50684918/Macon-County-suicide-rate-in-successive-years Based on data provided by the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network the suicide rate for Macon County in 2012, the latest reporting year, was 17.8 per 100,000 people. The national rate for the same year was right at 13 and the rate in Tennessee was... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:57:08 EST Jones leads committee of the whole http://maconcountytimes.com/news/news/50642742/Jones-leads-committee-of-the-whole With a much smaller crowd than last month, the Committee of the Whole began their scheduled meeting on Monday, September 8 at 7:00 PM with newly elected Mayor Steve Jones calling the meeting to order. Those present: Chris Wix, Kenneth Witte, Jeff... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 03:05:10 EST Red Boiling Springs to receive $600 a day until new fire hall is completed http://maconcountytimes.com/news/home_top-localnews1-news/50638156/Red-Boiling-Springs-to-receive-$600-a-day-until-new-fire-hall-is-completed The Red Boiling Springs City Council met in regular session on September 11, 2014. Mayor Willie Brown conducted the meeting. Legal representative for the council Christi Dalton, Secretary Coby Knight, Vice Mayor Tom Fultz and council members Terry... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:45:16 EST TVA schedules RBS area outage http://maconcountytimes.com/news/announcements-home_top-localnews1/50616518/TVA-schedules-RBS-area-outage Weather permitting, Tri-County Electric members served from the Red Boiling Spring Substation will be affected by an interruption of power scheduled by TVA for Friday night, September 19th. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:51:18 EST Turning heartbreak into hopefulness for others http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news-home_top-news/50646106/Turning-heartbreak-into-hopefulness-for-others On a warm evening last Tuesday, September 9, many gathered at Key Park pavilion to remember something heartbreaking in their lives: suicide. The focus of the Macon Memories program was to turn that heartbreak into hopefulness. Friends and family... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:43:18 EST Old cars and old friends http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news-home_top-localnews1/50640075/Old-cars-and-old-friends Thousands of people gathered on the grounds of the Thomas House in Red Boiling Springs on Saturday, September 6 to enjoy the 58th Annual Middle Tennessee Antique Car Show. The Middle Tennessee Region Club was chartered in February 1956 in Nashville. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:12:11 EST Hires Rd accident http://maconcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news/50648948/Hires-Rd-accident A two vehicle accident occurred Monday afternoon, September 15 on Hires Road in Lafayette. Andy Emberton, 30, of Scottsville, KY and a child passenger were traveling east on Hires Rd in a 1995 red Dodge Dakota truck. According to Tennessee Highway... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:44:10 EST MC After-School program http://maconcountytimes.com/news/news/50551175/MC-After-School-program Submitted Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:22:05 EST Fishing Tournament for the Senior Center http://maconcountytimes.com/news/news/50560363/Fishing-Tournament-for-the-Senior-Center On Saturday, August 30th, 2014, a fishing tournament was held at Bledsoe Creek to benefit the Macon County Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:30:19 EST Wix special account set up http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news-home_top/50572581/Wix-special-account-set-up Toy Wix, Macon County native and MCHS Class of 1996 graduate, was critically injured Friday, August 29 while on the job in Roanoke VA. His injuries are serious and life changing. Toy is married to Spencer and they have one daughter Gracie. If you... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 11:18:13 EST Auction for the Arts http://maconcountytimes.com/news/local_features/50559068/ Attending the Auction for the Arts event on September 6 (L to R): Ryan Wilkerson, David Wilkerson, Nadine Wilkerson (all of Scottsville, KY ), Kennon McKinney (Nashville, TN), Michael Wilkerson (Dallas, TX) and Jessica Wilkerson (Nashville,... Mon, 8 Sep 2014 18:36:05 EST Clyde Wix Rd and Hwy 52 accident http://maconcountytimes.com/news/news/50528668/Clyde-Wix-Rd-and-Hwy-52-accident A two vehicle accident occured September 4, Thursday afternoon on Highway 52 when a 1990 Toyota Camry driven by Tristin Staggs ran into a 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix, driven by Lisa Cravens, 43. Staggs was traveling west on Hwy 52 and failed to yield to... Fri, 5 Sep 2014 14:05:09 EST Newly elected officials sworn in http://maconcountytimes.com/news/news/50473236/Newly-elected-officials-sworn-in Newly elected officials were sworn in Saturday, August 30, 2014 in the Macon County Courthouse with a few close friends and family present. Outgoing County Clerk James Ralph Howser conducted the ceremony, reading each official their position's... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:56:08 EST CCA recruiting trader workers for new project http://maconcountytimes.com/news/business-community_news-localnews1/50447493/CCA-recruiting-trader-workers-for-new-project TROUSDALE COUNTY – Trade workers, students and others looking for work in construction in the Trousdale County area will be able to explore job opportunities at a job fair on September 4, 2014 at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology. The... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:30:09 EST Jones promoted to major in Air Force http://maconcountytimes.com/news/local_features/50462598/Jones-promoted-to-major-in-Air-Force Brent N. Jones, a native of Lafayette, TN and 1999 graduate of Macon County High School, was promoted to the rank of Major in the United States Air Force effective September 1, 2014. Major Jones graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2003 with... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:21:10 EST Makin’ Macon Fit bikes to be given away http://maconcountytimes.com/news/localnews1/50463887/Makin-Macon-Fit-bikes-to-be-given-away Macon County Junior High student Brianna Amburgey poses with one of the many bikes to be given away at the Makin' Macon Fit Family Fitness Festival. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:08:12 EST Four car crash on Days Rd http://maconcountytimes.com/news/breaking_news/50466258/Four-car-crash-on-Days-Rd Four cars were involved in a chain reaction collision on Days Road in Lafayette on Friday afternoon, August 29. “All four drivers were minors,” stated Lafayette Police Officer Stacy Woodard. According to Woodard, the first two vehicles in... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:44:08 EST Service learning with a smile http://maconcountytimes.com/news/local_features-news_education/50447782/Service-learning-with-a-smile Students in service learning classes at Red Boilings Springs High School and Macon County High School were greeted by a trio of performers from NCTC and Citizens Bank on Thursday, August 28. Amy Phelps, from NCTC, Susan Rogers and Doug Haehl, both of... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:10:11 EST Mayor Linville accepts plaque from Rural Development http://maconcountytimes.com/news/localnews1-politics/50451366/Mayor-Linville-accepts-plaque-from-Rural-Development County Mayor Shelvy Linville receives a plaque from Jerry Jolley, Area Director for USDA Rural Development on Thursday, August 28. The plaque commends Mayor Linville for providing notable leadership and support for the work of USDA Rural Development,... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:56:08 EST