Macon County Times- RSS NEWS Feed http://maconcountytimes.com/section/NEWS http://maconcountytimes.com/section/NEWS Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:31:37 EST 1800 High school seniors apply now for TN Promise free tuition http://maconcountytimes.com/news/announcements-news/50703477/High-school-seniors-apply-now-for-TN-Promise-free-tuition The Tennessee Promise is a statewide program that allows high school seniors to attend community college free of tuition starting next year. Volunteer State Community College and Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Hartsville (TCAT) are some of... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:40:10 EST Day honored for 15 years of service http://maconcountytimes.com/news/announcements-news/50699338/Day-honored-for-15-years-of-service Capital Bank Manger Sharon Day (seated) was honored for 15 years with the company in August.Pictured with her (L to R) are Assistant Manager James Christian, Teller Erin Brown, Teller Amanda Doss and Teller Coordinator Renee Napier. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:36:08 EST Beta Club officers elected http://maconcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news-news_education-news_education/50685877/Beta-Club-officers-elected The Macon County High School Beta Club officers for the 2014-2015 school year were recently elected. Pictured (L to R) are President Marisa Owens, Vice President Leah Anderson, Secretary Andrew Salyer, Historian Logan Horn, and Treasurer Brooklyn... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:01:15 EST Grandparents Day at RBS Elementary http://maconcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news-news_education/50685502/Grandparents-Day-at-RBS-Elementary On Friday, September 5th Red Boiling Springs Elementary School's PTO sponsored Grandparents Day. Grandparents had an opportunity to have breakfast with their grandchild or grandchildren. PTO provided coffee, juice, and donuts for the breakfast. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:34:10 EST Capitol Cash celebrates Grand Re-Opening http://maconcountytimes.com/news/announcements-home_top-local_features/50636510/Capitol-Cash-celebrates-Grand-Re-Opening Capitol Cash 1, located at 115 Public Square in Lafayette celebrated it's Grand-Reopening on Friday, September 5, 2014 with a ribbon cutting. Staff and members of the Chamber of Commerce were all smiles for the event. Jenny Blanford, Branch... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:09:14 EST Macon County suicide rate in successive years http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news-local_features-news/50684918/Macon-County-suicide-rate-in-successive-years Based on data provided by the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network the suicide rate for Macon County in 2012, the latest reporting year, was 17.8 per 100,000 people. The national rate for the same year was right at 13 and the rate in Tennessee was... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:57:08 EST Jones leads committee of the whole http://maconcountytimes.com/news/news/50642742/Jones-leads-committee-of-the-whole With a much smaller crowd than last month, the Committee of the Whole began their scheduled meeting on Monday, September 8 at 7:00 PM with newly elected Mayor Steve Jones calling the meeting to order. Those present: Chris Wix, Kenneth Witte, Jeff... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 03:05:10 EST (No heading) http://maconcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news/50636414/ Knollwood Manor and The White House Assisted Living, Linda Austin and Beverly Walker, teamed with Ferrell Meador for the Annual Ferrell Meador Apple Festival. The fun began at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 13 with cider making, apple sampling,... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:51:14 EST Red Boiling Springs to receive $600 a day until new fire hall is completed http://maconcountytimes.com/news/home_top-localnews1-news/50638156/Red-Boiling-Springs-to-receive-$600-a-day-until-new-fire-hall-is-completed The Red Boiling Springs City Council met in regular session on September 11, 2014. Mayor Willie Brown conducted the meeting. Legal representative for the council Christi Dalton, Secretary Coby Knight, Vice Mayor Tom Fultz and council members Terry... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:45:16 EST TVA schedules RBS area outage http://maconcountytimes.com/news/announcements-home_top-localnews1/50616518/TVA-schedules-RBS-area-outage Weather permitting, Tri-County Electric members served from the Red Boiling Spring Substation will be affected by an interruption of power scheduled by TVA for Friday night, September 19th. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:51:18 EST Turning heartbreak into hopefulness for others http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news-home_top-news/50646106/Turning-heartbreak-into-hopefulness-for-others On a warm evening last Tuesday, September 9, many gathered at Key Park pavilion to remember something heartbreaking in their lives: suicide. The focus of the Macon Memories program was to turn that heartbreak into hopefulness. Friends and family... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:43:18 EST Old cars and old friends http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news-home_top-localnews1/50640075/Old-cars-and-old-friends Thousands of people gathered on the grounds of the Thomas House in Red Boiling Springs on Saturday, September 6 to enjoy the 58th Annual Middle Tennessee Antique Car Show. The Middle Tennessee Region Club was chartered in February 1956 in Nashville. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:12:11 EST Hires Rd accident http://maconcountytimes.com/news/home_top-news/50648948/Hires-Rd-accident A two vehicle accident occurred Monday afternoon, September 15 on Hires Road in Lafayette. Andy Emberton, 30, of Scottsville, KY and a child passenger were traveling east on Hires Rd in a 1995 red Dodge Dakota truck. According to Tennessee Highway... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:44:10 EST MC After-School program http://maconcountytimes.com/news/news/50551175/MC-After-School-program Submitted Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:22:05 EST Fishing Tournament for the Senior Center http://maconcountytimes.com/news/news/50560363/Fishing-Tournament-for-the-Senior-Center On Saturday, August 30th, 2014, a fishing tournament was held at Bledsoe Creek to benefit the Macon County Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:30:19 EST Wix special account set up http://maconcountytimes.com/news/community_news-home_top/50572581/Wix-special-account-set-up Toy Wix, Macon County native and MCHS Class of 1996 graduate, was critically injured Friday, August 29 while on the job in Roanoke VA. His injuries are serious and life changing. Toy is married to Spencer and they have one daughter Gracie. If you... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 11:18:13 EST Auction for the Arts http://maconcountytimes.com/news/local_features/50559068/ Attending the Auction for the Arts event on September 6 (L to R): Ryan Wilkerson, David Wilkerson, Nadine Wilkerson (all of Scottsville, KY ), Kennon McKinney (Nashville, TN), Michael Wilkerson (Dallas, TX) and Jessica Wilkerson (Nashville,... Mon, 8 Sep 2014 18:36:05 EST Clyde Wix Rd and Hwy 52 accident http://maconcountytimes.com/news/news/50528668/Clyde-Wix-Rd-and-Hwy-52-accident A two vehicle accident occured September 4, Thursday afternoon on Highway 52 when a 1990 Toyota Camry driven by Tristin Staggs ran into a 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix, driven by Lisa Cravens, 43. Staggs was traveling west on Hwy 52 and failed to yield to... Fri, 5 Sep 2014 14:05:09 EST Newly elected officials sworn in http://maconcountytimes.com/news/news/50473236/Newly-elected-officials-sworn-in Newly elected officials were sworn in Saturday, August 30, 2014 in the Macon County Courthouse with a few close friends and family present. Outgoing County Clerk James Ralph Howser conducted the ceremony, reading each official their position's... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:56:08 EST CCA recruiting trader workers for new project http://maconcountytimes.com/news/business-community_news-localnews1/50447493/CCA-recruiting-trader-workers-for-new-project TROUSDALE COUNTY – Trade workers, students and others looking for work in construction in the Trousdale County area will be able to explore job opportunities at a job fair on September 4, 2014 at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology. The... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:30:09 EST