Macon County Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://maconcountytimes.com/section/NEWS http://maconcountytimes.com/section/NEWS Tue, 23 Sep 2014 19:51:45 EST 1800 LES hosts Muffins with Mom breakfast http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news-home_top-news-news_education/50720662/LES-hosts-Muffins-with-Mom-breakfast Cristy, Clay, and Kenna Wyatt enjoy their muffins at Lafayette Elementary School.LES Muffins with Mom was a hit with Jennifer, Mia, Molly, and Carson Brawner. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:08:12 EST Trip to Ireland and abroad being planned http://maconcountytimes.com/news/announcements-community_news-home_top-local_features-news-news_education/50710240/Trip-to-Ireland-and-abroad-being-planned Saint Augustine once said, “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.” Macon County High School teacher Tammy Brawner wants students to read more than a page. Traveling abroad used to be for the rich and famous, but... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:03:19 EST Brave teachers take pie in the face http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news-home_top-news-news_education/50721449/Brave-teachers-take-pie-in-the-face Students at Lafayette Elementary gathered in the gym on Friday afternoon, September 19 to see what 10 lucky students were going to be chosen in a random drawing to throw a pie in the face of one of their teachers. Students bought chances to be chosen... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:01:25 EST Grandparents Day this week at Fairlane Elementary http://maconcountytimes.com/news/announcements-home_top-localnews1-local_features-news/50720512/Grandparents-Day-this-week-at-Fairlane-Elementary Grandparents of students in First Grade and CDC classes were invited come visit with their grandchildren this week and see the childrens' classroom, have a snack with them in the cafeteria, and visit the Scholastic Book Fair taking place in the... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:01:17 EST New animal ordinances for the city in 2015 http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news-home_top-localnews1-news/50710404/New-animal-ordinances-for-the-city-in-2015 Are you a pet owner in Lafayette? If so, then you need to be aware that the laws have changed, and effective January 2, 2015, you may be in violation. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:52:16 EST Buddy Bench coming to WES http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news-home_top-local_features/50698862/Buddy-Bench-coming-to-WES Amid giggles and smiles, a group of six girls from Westmoreland Elementary recently gathered on their school's playground to talk about a project they are working on. It's not a book report or your typical model volcano for school. In... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:49:15 EST RTI enrichment group tour NCTC’s Data Center http://maconcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news-news_education-news_education/50686921/RTI-enrichment-group-tour-NCTCs-Data-Center Students from MCJH's high RTI enrichment group were excited to tour North Central's Data Center. They learned about the impressive structure of the building designed to withstand earthquakes and tornadoes and provide its own power for... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:00:12 EST Macon County Family and Community Educators (FCE) compete in regional contest http://maconcountytimes.com/news/home_top-local_features-news/50703622/Macon-County-Family-and-Community-Educators-(FCE)-compete-in-regional-contest On Thursday, September 11, 2014, Family and Community Educators (FCE) Ida Tucker, Jo Ann Partin, Teresa Wilson, Patty Petty and FCS Extension Agent Lynne Knight attended the Tennessee Association of Family and Community Educators (TAFCE) Central... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:46:13 EST Macon County 4-H members take top honors at 4-H outdoor cookery contest. http://maconcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news/50700839/Macon-County-4-H-members-take-top-honors-at-4-H-outdoor-cookery-contest. Macon County youth recently competed in the Central Region 4-H Outdoor Cookery contest. This event like most 4-H activities provide a real practical skill for youth, that they will be able to use their whole life. Everyone enjoys something off the... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:03:16 EST NE area rep for 4H All Stars http://maconcountytimes.com/news/announcements-home_top-local_features-news/50701007/NE-area-rep-for-4H-All-Stars Luci Allen, 10th grade student at Macon Co. High School, was recently elected as the North East Area Representative of the Central Region 4-H All Stars. The Area representatives serve as contacts for their designated cluster area. They assist with... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:31:05 EST High school seniors apply now for TN Promise free tuition http://maconcountytimes.com/news/announcements-news/50703477/High-school-seniors-apply-now-for-TN-Promise-free-tuition The Tennessee Promise is a statewide program that allows high school seniors to attend community college free of tuition starting next year. Volunteer State Community College and Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Hartsville (TCAT) are some of... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:40:10 EST Day honored for 15 years of service http://maconcountytimes.com/news/announcements-news/50699338/Day-honored-for-15-years-of-service Capital Bank Manger Sharon Day (seated) was honored for 15 years with the company in August.Pictured with her (L to R) are Assistant Manager James Christian, Teller Erin Brown, Teller Amanda Doss and Teller Coordinator Renee Napier. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:36:08 EST Beta Club officers elected http://maconcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news-news_education-news_education/50685877/Beta-Club-officers-elected The Macon County High School Beta Club officers for the 2014-2015 school year were recently elected. Pictured (L to R) are President Marisa Owens, Vice President Leah Anderson, Secretary Andrew Salyer, Historian Logan Horn, and Treasurer Brooklyn... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:01:15 EST Grandparents Day at RBS Elementary http://maconcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news-news_education/50685502/Grandparents-Day-at-RBS-Elementary On Friday, September 5th Red Boiling Springs Elementary School's PTO sponsored Grandparents Day. Grandparents had an opportunity to have breakfast with their grandchild or grandchildren. PTO provided coffee, juice, and donuts for the breakfast. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:34:10 EST 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 Ferrell Meador Apple Festival http://maconcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news/50636414/ Knollwood Manor and The White House Assisted Living, Linda Austin and Beverly Walker, teamed with Ferrell Meador for the Annual Ferrell Meador Apple Festival. The fun began at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 13 with cider making, apple sampling,... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:51:14 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