Macon County Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://maconcountytimes.com/section/NEWS http://maconcountytimes.com/section/NEWS Wed, 27 May 2015 19:30:57 EST 1800 Arrests http://maconcountytimes.com/news/blotter/153666758/Arrests 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, 27 May 2015 15:56:52 EST MCHS donates to Backpack Program http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community-news/153618747/MCHS-donates-to-Backpack-Program The faculty and staff at Macon County High School donated over $200 to the Backpack Program in honor of their principal Mrs. Stephanie Meador. Wed, 27 May 2015 15:21:43 EST The Macon County Times asks… http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community-news/153618433/The-Macon-County-Times-asks Students at Fairlane Elementary: What do you think clouds are made of? Wed, 27 May 2015 15:11:41 EST Rise from your dark night http://maconcountytimes.com/news/church-faithandfamily/153690988/Rise-from-your-dark-night We all need help getting through the dark nights and difficult times of life. Pastor John Arnold and the Lafayette United Methodist Church will be presenting a sermon series during the month of June on Sundays using clips from Nolan's Batman... Wed, 27 May 2015 14:56:41 EST Community Calendar http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community-news/153610645/Community-Calendar CHURCHGreanhalt to PreachChase Greanhalt will preach at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church at 6PM on Sunday, May 31.Patterson to Preach Wed, 27 May 2015 11:01:41 EST Relay for Life dreams for a cure http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community-news-news/153716804/Relay-for-Life-dreams-for-a-cure One person can make a difference. Nowhere is that more evident than with the story of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life, which began in Tacoma, Washington, as the City of Destiny Classic 24-Hour Run Against Cancer. Wed, 27 May 2015 09:56:41 EST Why do they give red poppies on Memorial Day? http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community-news-news/153680023/Why-do-they-give-red-poppies-on-Memorial-Day Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. The date of Decoration Day was chosen because it wasn't the anniversary of any particular battle. Wed, 27 May 2015 09:41:41 EST TN unemployment rate for April decreased to 6.0% http://maconcountytimes.com/news/news/153715176/TN-unemployment-rate-for-April-decreased-to-6.0- Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced Thursday, May 21 the Tennessee preliminary unemployment rate for April was 6.0 percent, three-tenths of one percentage point lower than the March revised rate of 6.3... Wed, 27 May 2015 09:06:41 EST MCAC helps bring storyteller to libraries http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community-news-news/153710201/MCAC-helps-bring-storyteller-to-libraries Professional storyteller, Donna Washington is back to help kick off this year's Summer Reading Program on Thursday, June 4. She has won acclaim at the National Storytelling Festival, Illinois Storytelling Festival, The Three Rivers Festival, The... Wed, 27 May 2015 08:26:41 EST Alpha Gamma members celebrate Founder’s Day http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community-news-news_education/153713028/Alpha-Gamma-members-celebrate-Founders-Day The Alpha Gamma Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International met on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 6:00 pm at the Lafayette Missionary Baptist Building in Lafayette for our annual Founder's Day. There were 19 members and 1 honorary member... Wed, 27 May 2015 07:41:43 EST Wishes do come true http://maconcountytimes.com/news/news/153671455/Wishes-do-come-true Many times wishes come true, especially when a community rallies together, as Macon County has done for Jeremy Lawrence. Jeremy, as some may remember from a story the Times ran in March, suffers from cerebral palsy which is broadly defined as... Wed, 27 May 2015 05:11:42 EST Heartbeat Haven closes doors http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community-news-news/153658716/Heartbeat-Haven-closes-doors Heartbeat Haven Pregnancy Center, located at 420 HWY 52 bypass W Suite A in Lafayette has announced that it is closing its doors as of May 12. The Center notified its financial contributors of the closing through a letter. Tue, 26 May 2015 10:16:41 EST Car on fire in creek called suspicious http://maconcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news/153621123/Car-on-fire-in-creek-called-suspicious Authorities were on the scene of a car fire within minutes of getting the call last Tuesday, May 19 at 2:22 p.m. Firefighters arrived near a bridge in the 200 block of Cave Hollow Road to a fully engulfed car fire in White Oak Creek. Tue, 26 May 2015 08:36:41 EST EMS recognized for exceptional care http://maconcountytimes.com/news/health-home_top-news/153666681/EMS-recognized-for-exceptional-care Risking personal safety, working long hours under high stress situations, being a comforter to those that are in the midst of trauma, and keeping up-to-date on training that is continually being advanced are just a few of the job requirements of an... Sun, 24 May 2015 14:26:42 EST Bagging 2 buck limit effective for 2015-16 hunting season http://maconcountytimes.com/news/news/153680201/Bagging-2-buck-limit-effective-for-2015-16-hunting-season The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission (TFWC) has voted to reduce the white-tailed buck limit for the 2015-16 seasons. Deer hunters will now be able to take a total of two bucks throughout the deer hunting seasons. Sat, 23 May 2015 16:06:41 EST Minutes of the Board of Commissioners http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community-news-news/153659013/Minutes-of-the-Board-of-Commissioners The Macon County Board of Commissioners met pursuant to notice, at the Courthouse in Lafayette, Tennessee on May 18th, 2015 at 7:00pm. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Steve Jones and Sheriff Mark Gammons opened the meeting. Commissioner... Tue, 26 May 2015 15:06:43 EST Report card pick-up for MCJH has new procedures http://maconcountytimes.com/news/news/153644967/Report-card-pick-up-for-MCJH-has-new-procedures Macon County Junior High will have SPECIAL report card pick up procedures on Friday, May 22.MCJH 6th grade Parents: Please park in the front (parking spaces only). Pick up report cards in the Cafeteria. Thu, 21 May 2015 16:41:41 EST Talent show winners http://maconcountytimes.com/news/highschool-news/153613327/Talent-show-winners On Friday, May 8, FCCLA and Golf sponsored the Macon County High School Talent Show. A big thanks to NCTC for providing the judges and the prizes for the contestants. The winners are pictured, from left, Mrs. Hannah Centers (Pianist for Erin Burrow... Thu, 21 May 2015 11:21:42 EST Search continues for missing 2-year-old and suspect http://maconcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news/153635596/Search-continues-for-missing-2-year-old-and-suspect Kentucky State Police (KSP) are still searching for a missing Tompkinsville two-year-old female and 25-year-old Anthony Dale Barbour who is believed to be with her since Tuesday, May 19, according to an official KSP press release. Barbour, of Summer... Thu, 21 May 2015 11:01:50 EST Board of Education recognizes students http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community-news/153575366/Board-of-Education-recognizes-students Macon County School Board met on Thursday night, May 14. Main topics discussed were: Wed, 20 May 2015 21:11:42 EST