Macon County Times- RSS Feed http://maconcountytimes.com/ http://maconcountytimes.com/ Thu, 28 May 2015 01:59:04 EST 1800 Jr. Interact performs talent show; says thanks http://maconcountytimes.com/news/news-schools/153710539/Jr.-Interact-performs-talent-show;-says-thanks On Monday, May 11, the Macon County Junior High School Jr. Interact Club sponsored the 8th Annual Talent Show. Our talent in this year's show included singing by Amber Naramore, Haley Clark, Karli Carver, Cari-Lynn White, Jerica Henry, Nayeli... Wed, 27 May 2015 20:46:41 EST 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 Taekwondo thanks http://maconcountytimes.com/news/opinion/153615265/Taekwondo-thanks Dear Editor: Wed, 27 May 2015 12:31:41 EST Aubreigh Marie Beth Taylor http://maconcountytimes.com/news/births/153659827/Aubreigh-Marie-Beth-Taylor Mason Wright and Brandon Taylor, of Red Boiling Springs, would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Aubreigh Marie Beth Taylor. Aubreigh was born on May 15, 2015 at UMC in Lebanon weighing 7lbs 10.5 oz and 18 inches long. Wed, 27 May 2015 11:51:41 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 Correction Notice http://maconcountytimes.com/news/announcements/153656694/Correction-Notice We at the Macon County Times would like to apologize for an error in last week's edition. In the school board meeting report the new principal named at Westside Elementary was listed as Angela Marsh. The correct name is Angela... Wed, 27 May 2015 09:46:41 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 The way of the hoe http://maconcountytimes.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/153714787/The-way-of-the-hoe Recently, I was going through some old tools which belonged to my maternal grandfather, W. H. Brim. There was a single tree, a bush cutter, the head of a pick-axe, and the metal neck and blade of a hoe, long retired, along with other odds and ends. Wed, 27 May 2015 08:31:42 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 Movies in the Park cancelled http://maconcountytimes.com/news/announcements/153663488/Movies-in-the-Park-cancelled Movies in the Park is a summer event that has been held in Macon County for the past eight years, and until last week it was scheduled to continue this year, but now it has been cancelled. Wed, 27 May 2015 02:16:44 EST Bowfishing winners http://maconcountytimes.com/news/sports/153618305/Bowfishing-winners Two local men recently won first place in the Sullivan Bend's Bowfishing Tournament. Nick Maggart and Dustin Cook took first place for each catching a paddlefish on the Cumberland River last Saturday, May 16. Maggart's fish weighed 45 lbs... Tue, 26 May 2015 14:06:46 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