Macon County Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://maconcountytimes.com/section/NEWS http://maconcountytimes.com/section/NEWS Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:45:13 EST 1800 Macon County Times print edition has new look http://maconcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news/50069799/Macon-County-Times-print-edition-has-new-look The print edition of the Macon County Times now features a new look designed to make the newspaper easier to read, more dependable in its layout, and more effective for our advertisers. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST 2014 Farm Bill Conservation Compliance Changes http://maconcountytimes.com/news/news/50068632/2014-Farm-Bill-Conservation-Compliance-Changes WASHINGTON, July 22, 2014 — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today reminded producers that changes mandated through the 2014 Farm Bill require them to have on file a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Is this our Citizens Bank robber duo? http://maconcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news/50026356/Is-this-our-Citizens-Bank-robber-duo Chief Jamie Wallis, of Pioneer, Louisiana, is calling the Johnson robber duo a “modern day Bonnie and Clyde.” And considering that the couple allegedly made it all the way from North Carolina to Louisiana on their bank-hitting spree,... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Record-breaking numbers at early voting polls http://maconcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news/342527/Record-breaking-numbers-at-early-voting-polls So far, the number of early voters who have showed out at the polls is impressive. Including mail-in votes at the end of the day Tuesday, the totals are as follows: Before Friday: 30 votes. Friday (7-18): 413 votes. Saturday (7-19): 175 votes. Monday... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Integrity Auto Sales debuts new location http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news-local_features/311374/Integrity-Auto-Sales-debuts-new-location Integrity Auto celebrated their move to a new location with the Macon County Chamber of Commerce on Friday, July 18. A ribbon cutting was held and refreshments were served.New location is:402 Scottsville Rd Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Community Calendar http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news-local_features/302174/Community-Calendar CHURCHRevival Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Howser to host a Thank You http://maconcountytimes.com/news/home_top-local_features/312378/Howser-to-host-a-Thank-You This Saturday, July 26th from 1-3PM, in the Macon County Courthouse, James R Howser wants to say thanks to all of you. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST FSA COC nomination deadline fast approaching http://maconcountytimes.com/news/news/314270/FSA-COC-nomination-deadline-fast-approaching County committees (COC) play a crucial role in helping county office staff implement the Farm Bill. Due to the important services that COC members provide, producers are encouraged to participate in the FSA county committee election process by... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Rotary activity http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news/311103/Rotary-activity At last week's Rotary Club meeting, Lafayette Animal Control Officer Tom Dallas gave an overview of the new laws taking effect on January 1, 2015, concerning animal control in the city of Lafayette. To contact Dallas call the Lafayette Police... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Macon County 4-H Sheep Expo http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news/311254/Macon-County-4-H-Sheep-Expo The Macon County 4-H Livestock Expo was held recently at the Macon County Fairgrounds with several youth in grades 4-12th grade participating. Exhibitors, their families and sponsors enjoyed a meal before the livestock show. Registered Angus Beef... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Lafayette woman airlifted from New Harmony wreck http://maconcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news/309636/Lafayette-woman-airlifted-from-New-Harmony-wreck A woman was airlifted to Vanderbilt Friday morning after flipping her car on New Harmony Road. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Fake Town: Macon County’s best known non-municipality http://maconcountytimes.com/news/home_top-local_features/5257671/Fake-Town:-Macon-Countys-best-known-non-municipality Maybe you didn't know there was another municipality in Macon. We're not talking about Lafayette, Red Boiling, Westmoreland, or even some of the smaller communities like Webbtown or Willette or Rocky Mound. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Latest vandalism at Measure Up discovered Tues morning http://maconcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news/5286122/Latest-vandalism-at-Measure-Up-discovered-Tues-morning A window of local business Measure Up was shot with a pellet gun overnight Monday, and police say it is the latest of a string of vandalisms that have taken place within Lafayette city limits since June 20. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Civil War Memorial Park dedicated in RBS http://maconcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news/5274578/Civil-War-Memorial-Park-dedicated-in-RBS “Macon County was equally separated during the Civil War with approximately 500 men each serving in the Union and Confederate armies. The Highland Rim Ridge which runs through the county served as the dividing line as to which side was chosen. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Hale awarded TVA scholarship http://maconcountytimes.com/news/local_features/5275201/Hale-awarded-TVA-scholarship Kristen Hale Awarded Scholarship Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST USDA Provides 12-Week Progress Update on Disaster Assistance http://maconcountytimes.com/news/news/5270598/USDA-Provides-12-Week-Progress-Update-on-Disaster-Assistance WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014 — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack provided a 12-week progress report on U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) disaster assistance programs today, announcing that USDA has processed 106,000 payments to farmers in 40... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Iva Athalene Sircy remembers Macedonia School on Long Hungry Creek http://maconcountytimes.com/news/home_top-local_features/5257113/Iva-Athalene-Sircy-remembers-Macedonia-School-on-Long-Hungry-Creek Iva Athalene Sircy (her maiden name) is a native of Macon County TN. She was born August 26-1928 and now resides in a nursing home in Wilson County TN. Her parents were Wesley Sircy & Mecie (Green) Sircy. Sun, 13 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Election Commission inspects the polls http://maconcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news/5255969/Election-Commission-inspects-the-polls The Macon County Election Commission met on Thursday, July 10, to inspect the voting booths and to prepare for the fast-approaching opening of the polls. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Board of Education approves two new Band assistants http://maconcountytimes.com/news/news/5256427/Board-of-Education-approves-two-new-Band-assistants The Macon County Board of Education met in regular session on Thursday, July 10. The following business was conducted: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST LPD welcomes new officer Joshua McClard http://maconcountytimes.com/news/news/5255896/LPD-welcomes-new-officer-Joshua-McClard The Lafayette Police Department recently welcomed newest officer Joshua McCard. McClard is a born-and-raised Macon Countian, who is essentially new to law enforcement. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST