Macon County Times- RSS Feed Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:38:25 EST 1800 Learn to love the library When you open the doors to a library, you also open possibilities. Among the rows and rows of books of all different shapes, sizes and colors, the library has always been a center of information and social gathering. When patrons step into the modern... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:01:41 EST Sneakers may be silver, but still moving Another exercise option for the more mature group in our community is available at the Macon County Senior Citizens Center. Every Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 10:00 a.m., a group gathers to have fun and move through a variety of exercises designed... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:11:41 EST Get a Healthy Start for your newborn Did you just find out you're expecting or know someone who is? Maybe your bundle of joy has recently arrived. If you're a first time parent, you need to know about a new, unique program that is being offered to Macon County, Healthy... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:06:41 EST Concerns about water leaks in Lafayette Some City of Lafayette residents have concerns about water usage due to the weather. Public Works Director Phillip Brawner said that recently many customers' pipes have frozen and burst, which can cause the likelihood of major water... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:31:42 EST Friends in fitness, partners in life For most of us, running a marathon would be a one trip ticket on our bucket list, but for Red Boiling Springs residents Cathie and Troy Johnson, it seems it is the only thing on their bucket list. Referred to as the... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:01:43 EST Dalton Wayne Binion Jerry and Michael Binion, of Lebanon would like to announce the birth of their son, Dalton Wayne Binion. Dalton was born on February 13, 2015 at UMC in Lebanon, weighing 7lbs. 11oz and 18 1/2 inches long. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:21:42 EST Exercise outdoors safely during winter NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Cold weather doesn't have to send your exercise routine into hibernation. While outdoor activities can expose you to several safety hazards during winter months, you can still enjoy a walk, run or maybe a sled ride while... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:46:41 EST Parks great way to get fit Yes, the gym has TVs. And magazines. And non-stop dance music. Nevertheless, there's a reason why you'll see Macon County fitness buffs out enjoying the city's parks whenever the weather is nice, and sometimes even when it's... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:26:41 EST Karobics held at martial arts studio Broadcast journalist, associate producer, and stunt woman. Not the typical resume for opening your own martial arts studio, but for Terra Compton Grant it works. A native to Macon County, Grant grew up in her father's martial arts studio, but... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:11:42 EST Community Calendar CHURCHPayne to PreachBro. Tommy Payne will preach Sunday night, March 1 at 6 at Maple Grove #2 Missionary Baptist Church. Everyone welcome! Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:06:42 EST Golden Oaks Village News To our readers: There is no column from Juanita White this week due to a recent hospitalization. Our thoughts and prayers are with her. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:06:41 EST Comp Rehab offers exercise options Maybe one of the best kept secrets for exercise in Macon County is Comprehensive Rehab & Wellness Center, located at 402 Hwy 52 Bypass E. Owners Buffy Roark, Jeff Blackwell and Kathy Gaines moved to the current location about three years... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:01:41 EST Childhood obesity tackled at schools Tennessee now has the fourth highest adult obesity rate in the nation, according to The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America. Tennessee's adult obesity rate is 33.7 percent, up from 25.6 percent in 2004 and from... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:51:42 EST Areboic boot camp gives big calorie burn By February, many Americans' resolutions to get fit have fallen by the wayside. Winter seems like a more challenging time of year to find places to exercise. Some people might think this rural area doesn't have much to offer in terms of... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:51:42 EST February 24 holds significant meaning As I have written in a previous column, my father was a tobacco man. If he were not working on his current crop he was thinking about next year's. For my father and our family, February 24 held significant meaning. First, it is my older brother... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 08:41:41 EST Governor’s budget cut threatens those with severe mental illness When you read about the governor's cuts in the state budget, the revenue removed doesn't usually have such dramatic impact on you or the county in which you live. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 08:26:41 EST Arrest records The following records were provided by the Macon County Sheriff's Office. All individuals charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.Lafayette Police Department Wed, 25 Feb 2015 03:11:41 EST Winter storm wreaks havoc with roads Will Macon County ever thaw out? That is on the mind of many residents, especially those that live on extremely rural roads. The snow, single digit temperatures and freezing rain have made some roads treacherous. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 12:26:41 EST Former teacher facing statutory rape charges Steven Snyder, Lafayette resident and a former Macon County school teacher, has been accused of inappropriate contact with students in two counties, following a joint investigation with the Trousdale County Sheriff's Department and TBI Special Agents. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 10:21:42 EST Jr Pro Basketball League News Our 4th week of basketball action was Saturday February 7 and we had 10 games of exciting basketball action. Our 1st game was a 6-8 boys' game and Derek Meador's team winning over Josh Higgins' team 14-0. For Derek, Hunter Griggs had... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 10:11:41 EST