Macon County Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://maconcountytimes.com/section/NEWS http://maconcountytimes.com/section/NEWS Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:54:56 EST 1800 School Board regular session minutes http://maconcountytimes.com/news/news-news_education/150901259/School-Board-regular-session-minutes The Macon County Board of Education met in regular session on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at Central Office with Chairman Jeff Harper presiding. With all members present, the following business was transacted. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:01:10 EST Arrests http://maconcountytimes.com/news/blotter-news/150886256/Arrests The following records were provided by the Macon County Sheriff's Office. All individuals charged are presumed innocent until provent guilty in a court of law.Lafayette Police Department Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:00:13 EST West takes down his first deer http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news/150848962/West-takes-down-his-first-deer Garron West, age 7, killed his first deer (3 pointer), on November 8, 2014. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:00:11 EST USDA provides greater protection for crop growers http://maconcountytimes.com/news/news-news_agricultural/150887798/USDA-provides-greater-protection-for-crop-growers WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that greater protection is now available from the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program for crops that traditionally have been ineligible for federal crop... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:00:07 EST MCHS Leo Club attends concert http://maconcountytimes.com/news/news-news_education/150890622/MCHS-Leo-Club-attends-concert The Macon County High School LEO Club attended the Tennessee School for the Blind Christmas celebration on Friday, December 12. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:01:09 EST MCHS clubs give back during holiday season http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news-news-news_education/150885301/MCHS-clubs-give-back-during-holiday-season This time of year is always hectic for all people, but it is especially busy for Macon County High School students and teachers. With End of Course (EOC) testing and final exams, most people would forget about the needy families we have here in Macon... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:01:07 EST Ongoing investigation led to multiple arrests http://maconcountytimes.com/news/blotter-home_top-news/150886623/Ongoing-investigation-led-to-multiple-arrests In the early part of the week of December 1, 2014, Detectives at the Macon County Sheriff's Department were investigating burglaries that had occurred over the weekend. Suspects were established in the case. While gathering evidence Detectives... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:01:05 EST Trio arrested after traffic stop http://maconcountytimes.com/news/blotter/150887122/Trio-arrested-after-traffic-stop A routine traffic stop netted three drug arrests. On December 10, 2014, State Trooper Danny Fisher observed a vehicle in the west side of the county that failed to stop at a stop sign. Trooper Fisher pulled the vehicle over and upon searching the... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:22:07 EST Man charged with rape http://maconcountytimes.com/news/blotter-home_top-news/150886436/Man-charged-with-rape On December 8, 2014, Deputy Ashley Tharpe, with the Macon County Sheriff's Department responded to a complaint concerning unlawful sexual contact with a victim. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:09:05 EST Business spotlight: Hardman Auto Body opens http://maconcountytimes.com/news/business-community_news-news/150841160/Business-spotlight:-Hardman-Auto-Body-opens There is a new car repair business in Lafayette. Hardman Auto Body opened its doors in November 2014 on Times Avenue, in the building right behind American Exteriors. Owner William “Bill” Hardman, along with his sister as office manager,... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:01:25 EST RBS HS football win District Awards http://maconcountytimes.com/news/news-sports/150881927/RBS-HS-football-win-District-Awards Red Boiling Springs attended the 2014 Annual District 8-1A Football Banquet at Cherokee Steakhouse on Wednesday Dec. 10. Those receiving awards for Red Boiling Springs were: Standing L to R: Mason Hewitt: All District, Michael Tirjan: Most Valuable... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:01:23 EST MCHS band performs at Rotary Club http://maconcountytimes.com/news/business-news/150881760/MCHS-band-performs-at-Rotary-Club At last week's Rotary Club meeting, Joey Wilburn, MCHS Band Director, gave the club an overview of the great things happening with the MCHS Band. After his presentation, several members of the band, plus Rotarian Doug Haehl, performed Christmas... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:01:21 EST Macon Helps lives up to its name http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news-home_top-news/150855345/Macon-Helps-lives-up-to-its-name For volunteer-turned-employee Nancy Peipher, it's not work. “Why wouldn't you love it here? I get to see kids' faces light up when they get a toy.” Peipher works at Macon Helps, Macon County's only one-stop shop for... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:01:12 EST More than $8,600 awarded by MCEF http://maconcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news-news_education/150849765/More-than-$8600-awarded-by-MCEF Some very grateful teachers were awarded with cash recently due to the generosity of the Macon County Education Foundation, Inc. (MCEF), a nonprofit that seeks to enhance the growth and development of the citizens of Macon County by expanding... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:01:07 EST Injured flees scene of rollover http://maconcountytimes.com/news/blotter-home_top-news/150885542/Injured-flees-scene-of-rollover Authorities are trying to locate the driver of a 2003 black GMC Envoy that landed upside down on 3491 Akersville Road Monday, December 15 mid-morning. Someone was apparently injured in the one-vehicle crash, as evidenced by blood at the... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:15:12 EST RBS Jr hoops action http://maconcountytimes.com/news/basketball-news-sports/150852043/ Red Boiling Springs Junior High basketball teams hosted Hermitage Springs Middle School last Monday, Dec. 8. Both teams were defeated by the Wildcats.GIRLS Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:45:08 EST RBS Jr High 8th grade night http://maconcountytimes.com/news/basketball-home_top-news-sports/150863368/RBS-Jr-High-8th-grade-night Red Boiling Springs Junior High girls and boys basketball hosted Macon County Junior High on Thursday, Dec. 11 while also having 8th Grade Night. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:15:11 EST Tacky Christmas makes it beautiful for some http://maconcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news-news_education/150863704/Tacky-Christmas-makes-it-beautiful-for-some For the past several years it seems many people have hosted an Ugly Christmas Sweater party or Tacky Christmas party for the holidays. One teacher at Red Boiling High School has turned that trend into a fundraising effort for Vanderbilt... Mon, 15 Dec 2014 09:04:07 EST Leading TN-based security firm takes security to new level http://maconcountytimes.com/news/business-news/150824678/Leading-TN-based-security-firm-takes-security-to-new-level Lafayette, TN – December 8, 2014 – North Central Security Services (NCSS), a leading provider of security and monitoring services, is pleased to announce that it has been chosen as the security company for Loftis Underground, a... Mon, 15 Dec 2014 05:00:05 EST Tennessee Department of Health unveils new magazine http://maconcountytimes.com/news/health-news/150819338/Tennessee-Department-of-Health-unveils-new-magazine NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Health has introduced a new, free magazine to help people across the state discover better health and happier lives. Sun, 14 Dec 2014 05:00:07 EST