Macon County Times- RSS Feed Sun, 29 Mar 2015 01:47:33 EST 1800 Foreign persons must report U.S. agricultural land holdings The Executive Director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Macon/Trousdale County, Lisa King, reminds foreign persons with an interest in agricultural lands in the United States that they are required to report... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 09:51:42 EST USDA extends ARC and PLC deadlines Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today provided farm owners and producers one additional week, until April 7, 2015, to choose between Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC), the safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:41:42 EST King & Queen of MCJH formal Macon County Junior High held their 8th grade formal on Saturday, March 14. Chosen by their classmates as King and Queen were Eli Borders and Marisa Wade. Many of you know Marisa from “Marisa's Journey to New Lungs” on Facebook. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:16:41 EST Senior Citizens Center celebrates birthdays Celebrating February birthdays are: L-R, Yvette Baber, Rex Swindle, Rita Tuck, and Nancy Deering. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:11:40 EST STEMmobile stops in Macon County Educators have been encouraged for many years to get students to learn to love science and math. These two subjects have long been a challenge for many, but recently some teachers in Macon County had a new tool to ignite their students'... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 03:31:41 EST Annual Variety Show produced laughs Laughter is the best medicine. This old proverb has proved true for the Lafayette Lioness Lions Club for 19 years as they have put on their annual Variety Show to provide eyeglasses for the community, among other things. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 08:41:42 EST 50K Tree Day helps environment Did you know that on Saturday, March 14, in the state of Tennessee 50,000 trees were planted in one hour? Tennessee is practicing for the future when they plan on beating the world's record for most trees planted in an hour. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:26:41 EST Macon Men’s Basketball League News We began our 1st week of basketball action on Sunday March 14 with 3 games. The 1st game had the Ballhogs winning over Lafayette Cinema Stars 67-31. For the Ballhogs, Jordan Craighead had 18, Robert Taylor had 15, Josh Holland and Hunter Woodard had 8... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:56:44 EST Tree planting procedures These 7 tips to planting tree seedlings are provided by the University of Tennessee Extension Office. If key steps are not carefully followed during handling and planting, mortality rate rises. Both hardwood and pine seedling survival is more likely... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:56:43 EST We got you covered Many local businesses and homeowners got a “wet” awakening when the heavy snow and ice from February started melting on their roofs as water leaked through weak or damaged areas. Don't wait for a weather-related catastrophe when... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:51:41 EST March is Meals on Wheels month The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) Nutrition Program announced March 12 that it will be celebrating Community Champions Week as a part of its annual March for Meals celebration. All of our local city and county mayors across the 14... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:16:42 EST Memorials -Donations to County Libraries The Macon County Board of Library Trustees gratefully acknowledges the following contributions. This list includes memorials and donations, both to Macon County Public Library and the Red Boiling Springs Branch Library. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:56:42 EST New materials at the libraries Main Library - Adult FictionGardner, Lisa Crash & Burn (Audio CD)Branch Library - Adult FictionGardner, Lisa Crash & Burn (Audio CD) Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:56:41 EST Keeping the value of your home Anyone who owns their home wants their investment to prosper. No one wants their home to deteriorate and lose its value. Penny Kirby, Realtor with Ben Bray Real Estate and Auction gave a few simple suggestions that people can do the keep the value of... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:21:42 EST Jr Lady Bulldogs shut out Clay Co. Allison Deckard pitching for the Lady Dawgs in their opening game against Clay County on Thursday, March 19. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:51:46 EST Don’t forget outside of home to clean in spring Spring is the time when folks the urge to clean the homes after being cooped inside most of the winter. People are ready the raise their windows and clean. Cleaning outside of the home is something that shouldn't be overlooked. Ed Pharris of New... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:51:41 EST LES recognized Tennessee’s Arbor Month On March 18, 2015, Lannie Newberry and Nathan Karch with the Division of Forestry came to Lafayette Elementary School to present a tree planting program to 4-H members in Mrs. Dillehay's and Mrs. Bransford's 4th grade classes. Lannie... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:31:42 EST MCHS Football holds Ham Breakfast The 2015 MCHS Football Ham Breakfast fundraiser was a success! The breakfast was held Saturday, March 21 at Lafayette Elementary School. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:06:43 EST Local exhibitors featured at Home & Garden Show A dreary Saturday turned out to be a delightful time to check out the great ideas at the Upper Cumberland Home & Garden Show at Hyder-Burks Pavilion in Cookeville. Presented by the Home Builders Association (HBA), the March 13-15 weekend event... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 09:46:42 EST Tennis team takes 3 wins The Tigerette tennis team posted victories over Clay County, Merrol Hyde, and Cannon County last week to improve their record to 5-0. For the 5-4 victory over Clay County, Elizabeth Alred defeated Jamie Crawford by a score of 8-5, Mahaley Tuck... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 09:46:41 EST