19 Years Ago
*Citizens Bank of Lafayette signed an agreement with Third National Bank of Nashville to purchase the assets and liabilities of the Third National Bank branch located in Carthage. The announcement marked the second major extension of Citizens Bank into a neighboring county. In 1986, Citizens Bank acquired the Bank of Celina in Clay County.
*The high and low temperatures for March 22, 1993 were 65 and 46 degrees, respectively.
*Members of Macon County High School Interact attended the District 6780 Interact conference in Gatlinburg, where they received a first place award for their show “Rock the Jukebox” and a second place award for club of the year on March 19-21.
*A survey conducted by the Tennessee Department of Health showed that 84 percent of Tennessee’s residents favored a state law that would restrict smoking in public buildings. Legislation known as the “Clean Air Act” was pending before the Tennessee General Assembly.
*A motion was passed by the Macon County Board of Education to approve the beautification and educational opportunity proposal submitted by Jennifer McGuffey for Macon County High School in fulfillment of her science project requirements. Her proposal was prepared in conjunction with the CENTS program (Conservation Education Now for Tennessee Students of the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency).
March 19, 1970
42 Years Ago
*Tom Whitley announced his candidacy for Road Supervisor, Doyle Jenkins announced his candidacy for General Sessions Judge, Blon Driver announced his candidacy for Trustee, Estelle Jones announced her candidacy for County Register, and Maburn Dyer announced his candidacy for re-election as Sheriff in the upcoming Macon County General Election subject to the county primary, which was held scheduled for May 16.
*The Macon County Republican Party elected officers during a meeting attended by 600 people. The following people were elected to offices: Kenneth Witcher-chairman; Clarence Roark and Mrs. J.C. Morgan-co-chairmen; and Harold Blankenship-secretary-treasurer. Named to a five-member primary board were Witt Dillard, Ott Caruthers, Carroll Barton, B.W. Dallas and Jerry Claiborne. A 51-member executive committee was also elected.
*Specialist Four Thomas J. Huffines, 27, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Huffines, Route 2, Lafayette, received the Army Commendation Medal while serving with the 13th Artillery in Vietnam. Spec. 4 Huffines earned the award for meritorious service as a communications specialist in Battery C. of the artillery’s 2nd Battalion. The specialist, whose wife lives at 238 E. Winchester Street, Gallatin, entered the Army in March 1968, completed basic training at Fort Campbell, Ky., and arrived in Vietnam in Jan. 1969.
*City Finance ran and advertisement announcing that it had bought Macon Loan and Thrift and would be doing business in the same location.
*Roger McClard of Lafayette was slated to participate in the 24th annual Career Day activities at Tennessee Technological University on March 19. He was set to address a discussion group made up of high school juniors and seniors on the topic “Elementary and Secondary Education Teaching.” He was a junior majoring in Elementary Education at the university.