Macon County Times- RSS NEWS Feed Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:12:24 EST 1800 Handwriting may be lost art and science The trend towards high stakes testing and ever-increasing technology in the classrooms has caused a slow death of something many of us take for granted: handwriting. Handwriting is one of the few ways we can uniquely express ourselves. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:26:43 EST School Board Appreciation Week set for Jan. 25-31, 2015 Governor Haslam has declared Jan. 25-31, 2015 as School Board Appreciation Week in Tennessee. This week helps build awareness and understanding of the vital functions our locally elected boards of education play in our community, Macon County is... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 14:01:41 EST Student 4-H Reports Mrs. Deering's Class Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:31:42 EST Car sideswiped on Scottsville Road A near miss head-on collision occurred Monday evening, Jan. 19 on Scottsville Road near Bratton Avenue. According to the report made by Lafayette Police Officer Jacob Jordan, David Hauskins, 21, was driving a 2002 Ford Taurus north on Scottsville Road... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:11:41 EST FSA election results The Macon/Trousdale County Farm Service Agency counted the ballots received to elect members to the county committee. Congratulations to Channing Swindle for being elected to the county committee representing LAA 3. Elected county committee members... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:26:43 EST UCDD’s grant assistance result in awarded funds The Upper Cumberland Development District is proud to have assisted five counties in the Upper Cumberland in receiving grants from the Tennessee Department of Environment Conversation. The Used Motor Oil Collection Grants were awarded to Jackson,... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:16:42 EST Tri County honors retirees Recent retiree, Dwanna Turner, left, was honored by Executive Vice President and General Manager, Paul Thompson at Tri-County Electric's Annual Christmas Breakfast on December 9, 2014 in Lafayette, Tennessee. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:26:44 EST Chess Club meets Macon County Junior High's Chess Club met last week for the second time this year. As part of their extra-curricular clubs, such as the Art Club, and Math Club, the Chess Club is another alternative for students to learn. Dalton Wix, Christian... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 08:31:42 EST Community Calendar CHURCHDavis to PreachAdam Davis will preach at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday January 25 at 6PM. Everyone... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 05:01:43 EST Local entrepreneur designs vintage memories Have you ever imagined a hobby you did as a child would later grow into a world-wide business? It certainly did for local Lafayette resident Nancy Baraw. This entrepreneur has taken her love of sewing and created “fancibags”,... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 05:01:41 EST Rotary news At last week's Rotary Club meeting, Rotarian Kimberly Hale, Ph.D., TLBA-KY, Positive Behavior Support Specialist, spoke to the club on her field of specialty, Behavior Analysis. Hale detailed how Behavior Analysis systematically assesses and applies... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:36:42 EST Rich celebrates 90 years Merle Marie (Knight) Rich, of Red Boiling Springs, TN, will be celebrating her 90th birthday on Sunday, January 25, 2015. She was born on this day in 1925 to Harve Knight and Grace Marie (Green) Knight. She was married to Ralph Rich for 64 years... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 08:21:43 EST RBS Jr High Spelling Bee winners Seventh grade winners: 1st place - Harley Higgins, 2nd place - Emma Rainey, 3rd place - Chloe Gann, and alternate - Kennedy Fleming. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 05:01:50 EST Red Boiling Springs Elementary Spelling Bee Fifth grade winners, L to R: 1st place Haley Pedigo, 2nd place Jose Perez, 3rd place Colin Knight, and alternate Blake Bowden. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 05:01:48 EST MCJH Spelling Bee winners Sixth grade winners, L to R: 2nd place, Alexis Dean, 3rd place, Cryslyn Rittenberry, and alternate, Sierra Furuya. NOT pictured: 1st place, Emily Ashburn. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 05:01:45 EST Central and LES Spelling Bee winners Central Elementary third grade winners, L to R: 1st place Issac Hoover, 2nd place Zoie Cothron, 3rd place Carlie Shockely, and alternate Reese Brawner. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 05:01:44 EST Winners of the Westside Elementary Spelling Bee contests Students at Westside tried their best to out spell their classmates.Third grade winners, L to R: 1st place Oliviah Ghazi, 2nd place Corey Smith, 3rd place Jackson Conrad, and alternate Kimberly De La Concha. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 05:01:41 EST Fire erupts at Qualls Auto Salvage Fire erupted around 3:30 p.m. on Monday, January 19 at Qualls Auto Salvage, 190 Trent Lane in Lafayette. Thick, black smoke could be seen from miles around, with even the Lafayette firefighters spotting it from their station. Mon, 19 Jan 2015 23:06:45 EST Healing Hands holds ribbon cutting A ribbon cutting was held Friday morning, January 16 for Healing Hands of Peace Ministries, Inc., located at 103 East Locust Street in Lafayette. Mon, 19 Jan 2015 15:26:42 EST Assembly of God announces new pastor Lafayette First Assembly (LFA) would like to announce our new pastor, Bro. David Spears, wife, Sharon Spears, and son Jacob Spears. Brother David was LFA's associate pastor for 7 years and have been gone for the last 4 years planting a church in... Mon, 19 Jan 2015 15:11:42 EST