• Ottis Jones resigned as general manager of Tri-County Electric Membership Corporation. He had taken an engineering position with a company located in Denver. Colorado.
• TVA announced a construction delay at the Hartsville Nuclear Plant with a delay in construction of Unit 2 of Plant B.
• Terry Lee Thompson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Thompson, was the winner of the second grade spelling bee at Fairlane School.
• Thieves broke into the home of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Meador at Long Creek and took personal belongings valued at more than $1,700.
• Funeral services were held for Elder E.C. Butler, a well-known Missionary Baptist Minister, who had died at the age of 79.
• Services were held for Judge Hillard Roberts, retired Criminal Court Judge and a former State Representative.
• Sherry Morgan was elected secretary-treasurer of Cumberland College’s Student Council.
• Floyd Jent retired at Carter Automotive Products Plant in Lafayette. He had been working at the plant since it began operations in 1973.
• Lambert Coley of the Coleytown Community passed away from injuries received in a tractor accident.
• Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Nichols gave a surprise birthday party for their small daughter, Michelle.
• Bray’s Hardware and Grocery announced the grand opening of their new store in Red Boiling Springs.
36 years ago
• Workers were demolishing the football stands on the west side of Pat Parker Field at MCHS. The west side stadium was built in 1949 and was to be replaced with pre-stressed concrete with aluminum seating.
• Ten people had qualified for three positions on the Lafayette City Council. They were J.E. Blankenship, Ronald Dycus, Randall C. Goodman, Emma Jean Hunt, J.T. Jones, Britton Linville, Jack Reiger, Lloyd Shelton, Dr. Alfred Todd and George D. Tucker.
• Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Witcher attended a Governor’s reception at the Executive residence of Governor and Mrs. Winfield Dunn.
• Mary Nichols was presented an award for the most outstanding supervisor at Imperial Reading. Making the presentation was plant manager Wayne King.
• Workmen were pictured installing pre-stressed concrete at the new Red Boiling Springs High School football stadium.
• Alice Jean Reece was named valedictorian at Red Boiling Springs High School. Martin Edwards was named salutatorian, and Paulette Parkhurst was named DAR representative.
• Sandy Knight and Paula Dean Sliger were named valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, at Macon County High School. Sharon Massey was named DAR representative.
• Mrs. Lucy Rowe retired from North Central Telephone Cooperative. She had held the position of secretary to the manager since 1954.
• The UT Block and Bridle Livestock Judging Team from Macon County included Johnny Coley, Dale Stinson, Steve Speck, David Swindle, David Stinson, Chris England and Danny Holland.
46 years ago
• White Oak Church of Christ was heavily damaged by fire as Lafayette firemen fought the blaze for more than two hours. W.E. Shrum, a leader in the church, estimated the damages at more than $5,000.
• Officials at Highland Dodge announced they would start construction of their new building between Red Boiling Springs Road and Times Avenue.
• Rad C. Spivey was elected president of the Middle Tennessee Attendance Teachers Association.
• Kenneth Doss was named county chairman of the United Cerebral Palsy Drive for 1964.
• Miss Jayne Wilson was named valedictorian of Enon Consolidated School.
• Named State Degree earners from Red Boiling Springs High School were Sandra Browning, Dorothy Brockette and Cynthia Walters.
• Mrs. Lillie Sadler Wilson, age 72, of Route 5, Lafayette, died of injuries received in a one-car accident.
• Work was started on the new Central Elementary School in Lafayette. The bid on the project was $334,455 and was to be built by Melvin Construction Company of Mt. Juliet.
• The home of Oscar Gulley, located at 708 Days Road, was heavily damaged by fire with the loss estimated at between $8,000 and $10,000.