1985 - 21 years ago
- A Macon County jury unanimously approved an agreement awarding Jimmy Doss and the Macon County Livestock Market a total of $523,640.63 in damages against Steve Holmes, who allegedly deposited money due the Market to his own account on numerous occasions. The case also alleged that the Kentucky State Bank covered worthless checks for Holmes to help give the appearance of solvency to his operations.
- Lafayette added a second car dealership when Macon Chrysler, Plymouth, and Dodge opened in Arlis Hewitt's building, just off the public square on RBS Road. The owner of the new business was Charlie L. Clark.
- Dennis Perkins, 40, a 6-year employee of the City of Lafayette, was unanimously named General Foreman over outside work at the regular meeting of the Lafayette Mayor and City Council.
- Nashville Mayor Richard Fulton, who was running for the Democratic nomination for Governor, provided barbeque dinners for attendees when he spoke to a crowd on the Lafayette public square. The Mayor said he felt rural communities needed four lane roads to the Interstate. He came to Lafayette after stopping at Red Boiling Springs and expressed his displeasure with the curves and twists in the road.
- Bill Gregory and Roger Jent, owners of Jent's Carpets and Decorating, at 1212 Scottsville Rd. in Lafayette, changed the store's name and moved two doors down, to a new 5,000 square feet building. The new name of the store was Southern Home Furnishings, Inc.
- Randy East, president of the Macon County Historical Society, was pictured demonstrating his method of chalking-in old tombstones in order to make the writing on them more legible. The Historical Society hoped to have a book published on the subject in time for Lafayette's Homecoming '86 Celebration on Memorial Day 1986.
1959 - 47 years ago
- Charles Goad, Route 3, Red Boiling Springs, showed the grand champion boar and the grand champion gilt over all breeds at the Middle Tennessee area F.F.A. pig chain show held at the state fairgrounds, Nashville.
- Automatic rifleman with the Screaming Eagles of the First Airborne, Private Jimmy Bandy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Bandy, Maple St., Lafayette, graduated with honors from jump school at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
- A small group of Lafayette boat owners assembled on Old Hickory Lake for a cruise that closed out their water sports activity for 1959. The cruise began at Bledsoe Creek, below Hartsville, went to Old Hickory Dam, returning to Bledsoe Creek. Six boats made the ninety mile trip.
- William Parker, president of Citizens Bank of Lafayette spoke before 165 guests at the annual meeting of the Tennessee Banker's Association. The meeting was held in Lafayette to help Citizens Bank celebrate its 50th anniversary.
- The 1960 Plymouth was introduced as the strongest, quietest, fastest accelerating, most economic operating car in Plymouth's history.
- A & B Market, of Lafayette, advertised three grapefruit for 29 cents, two bottles of Heinz catsup for 49 cents, whole or cut up fryers for 27 cents a pound, and two cans of Ballard biscuits for 19 cents.
- Lafayette Boy Scout troop 402 attended the annual district camporee held October 2, 3, and 4 at the Gallatin Field and Stream club site on Old Hickory Lake.
- Tailback Jimmy Glover scored three touchdowns and passed for another to lead the Lafayette Elementary team to a 27-0 victory over Portland.
1967 - 39 years ago -
- Steve Swindle, son of Mrs. Owens Swindle, and the late Hillas Swindle, and Linda Mahaney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Mahaney, were crowned king and queen of Enon School.
- Draper & Darwin's anniversary sale offered cannon towels, three for a dollar, sheets for $1.99 each, boy's flannel shirts for 99 cents, chenille bedspreads for $2.94, and Birdseye diapers for $1.69 a dozen.
- Jimmy Griggs, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Griggs, was recognized as 4-H'er of the week.
- Senator and Mrs. Albert Gore (Sr.) advertised an Angus Cattle sale at Gore Farms in Carthage, offering “world famous” cattle, including 20 herd bulls and 30 cows.
- Vicki Langford, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claudean Langford, was crowned homecoming queen of Central Elementary School.
- Amos Herald grew three pumpkins that weighed in at 191 pounds.
- The Macon County Quarterly Court, meeting in regular session, voted to appropriate $2,500 for the purpose of building a voting precinct at Rocky Mound.
- Oakley Cook, who had recently returned to Macon County from California, purchased Carver's General Store, located about three and a half miles west of Lafayette.