Macon County Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://maconcountytimes.com/section/NEWS http://maconcountytimes.com/section/NEWS Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:44:14 EST 1800 Black Friday deals are local http://maconcountytimes.com/news/business-community_news-home_top-news/150674793/Black-Friday-deals-are-local Shopping has almost become as synonymous as turkey with Thanksgiving. The day after Thanksgiving has traditionally kicked off the holiday shopping season and become known as Black Friday. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:03:10 EST State Fire Marshal reminds Tennesseans to heat homes safely http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news-home_top-news/150675417/State-Fire-Marshal-reminds-Tennesseans-to-heat-homes-safely Nashville, Tenn. – State Fire Marshal Gary West is reminding Tennesseans to keep fire safety in mind as they heat their homes this winter season. As temperatures dip, it is important to know the proper way to use different methods of... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:05:18 EST Farm Bureau Women sponsor Old Glory essay contest http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news-news-news_agricultural-news_education/150627863/Farm-Bureau-Women-sponsor-Old-Glory-essay-contest The Macon County Farm Bureau Women's Leadership (MCFBW) recently sponsored an essay contest for fifth grade students about the importance of the flag. Since Flag Day is in June and students are out for school, MCFBW chose Veterans Day to hold... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:24:18 EST 2014 Lafayette Christmas Parade—Christmas in the Country http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news/150647055/2014-Lafayette-Christmas-ParadeChristmas-in-the-Country Please join us for the 2014 City of Lafayette Christmas Parade! The parade will be held on Saturday, December 6 at 1 p.m. Our parade theme this year is “Christmas In the Country”, and our Grand Marshall is Mr. Jimmy Glover. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:02:12 EST A proclamation honoring Robert Coons http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news-home_top-news/150647629/A-proclamation-honoring-Robert-Coons PROCLAMATION NO. 11-15/2014 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:22:12 EST Hix recognized for 35 years at NCTC http://maconcountytimes.com/news/business-community_news-home_top-news/150646902/Hix-recognized-for-35-years-at-NCTC Dwayne Hix was recently recognized for his 35 years of dedicated service to North Central. Beginning in 1980 on the construction crew, Hix moved up to installer and repairman, to combination man, then to construction supervisor, and eventually became... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:01:09 EST Share the gift of food safety during holidays http://maconcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle-food-news/150626231/Share-the-gift-of-food-safety-during-holidays Enjoying food with family and friends is one of the best parts of the holidays. Don't become sick from foodborne illness when you want to be feeling your best. The following 10 tips can help you avoid foodborne illness when preparing meals,... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 06:00:12 EST Foster parents not alike, but are the same http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news-home_top-news/150626986/Foster-parents-not-alike-but-are-the-same Even though no two foster parents are exactly alike, they all say the same thing when they're asked why they chose to welcome foster children into their homes. Those homes may be large or small, be in rural or urban areas and have children young... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:26:08 EST Clerk’s office using new tag registration http://maconcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news/150604260/Clerks-office-using-new-tag-registration Macon County has gotten on the vehicle registration bandwagon and County Clerk Connie Blackwell is pleased that it will bring savings and convenience to residents. Macon is the latest to participate in the print-on-demand program, along with 80 other... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:13:09 EST Woodburning stoves caused fires in RBS http://maconcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news/150613245/Woodburning-stoves-caused-fires-in-RBS Fires destroyed two homes this week in Red Boiling Springs and Red Boiling Springs Fire Department responded to both. On Monday, Nov. 17 about 4:30 p.m., at the home of Tony West, 314 Russell Rd, the RBS Fire Department arrived to find flames burning... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:55:07 EST Turkey fryer safety tips http://maconcountytimes.com/news/lifestyle-food-news/150627106/Turkey-fryer-safety-tips Nashville, Tenn. – Thanksgiving is a time for families and friends to gather and enjoy a festive day of good food and thanks. For the chief cook, it is a time to show your best dish and wow your hungry guests. It is important to take precautions... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:09:08 EST Career Coach delivers opportunities to inmates http://maconcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news-news_education/150614251/Career-Coach-delivers-opportunities-to-inmates Macon Countians lacking a high school diploma have a new alternative to taking the recently revised General Education Development (GED) exam. Now the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) is what Tennessee is using and they are even offering it on... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:03:04 EST Senior Citizens Center celebrates November birthdays http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news-news/150617754/Senior-Citizens-Center-celebrates-November-birthdays Celebrating their November birthdays at the Macon Co. Sr. Citizens Center are L-R Annie Lawson, Ward Henson, Beverly Glaser, Willie Howell, Christine Brown, Elsie Phillips, Tommy Butler, Brenda Fuqua, and Doyle Gaines. Special THANKS to Macon Bank &... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:57:06 EST Pet pictures with Santa helps local pet shelters http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news-news/150598515/Pet-pictures-with-Santa-helps-local-pet-shelters Christmas tree? Check. Decorations? Check. List to Santa? Check. Picture of your pet with Santa? Nope? Well, now you can check that off your list too! Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:48:05 EST World’s largest Christmas project opens collection sites http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news-news/150501721/Worlds-largest-Christmas-project-opens-collection-sites Lafayette, TN —This month area locations will serve as a collection site for Operation Christmas Child—the world's largest Christmas project of its kind. The annual project is a favorite of many local residents, families, churches... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:33:11 EST Smoke detector saves 11 lives http://maconcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news/150612966/Smoke-detector-saves-11-lives A fire destroyed a home early Wednesday morning, Nov. 19, but a $10 smoke detector saved the lives of 11 people. “I can't be adamant enough about it,” Fire Chief Keith Scruggs said. “Smoke detectors save lives. This is... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:27:06 EST Freeman - McClard to wed http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news/150542191/Freeman---McClard-to-wed Mr. and Mrs. Randy Freeman would like to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kayci Freeman to Josh McClard, son of David McClard and Tammy Dyer. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:35:10 EST Central Elementary holds Fall Festival http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news/150560181/Central-Elementary-holds-Fall-Festival Central Elementary School held their Fall Festival on Saturday, Nov. 15. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:55:14 EST Central Elementary Royalty http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news/150560117/Central-Elementary-Royalty Standing: 2nd Grade Prince and Princess: Andrew Swindle and Bree GriggsSeated: 3rd Grade King and Queen: Connor Johnson and Laura Bray Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:51:11 EST Give something that means something http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news-health-news/150578180/Give-something-that-means-something The American Red Cross asks eligible donors to give something that means something this holiday season – a lifesaving blood donation. Macon Countians can do that on Monday, December 15 at the Lafayette Church of Christ, 212 Church Street from... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:39:09 EST