• Jason Roberts was hired as a patrolman with the Lafayette Police Department.
• Judy Whittemore, Sue Wix and Linda Morris had recently completed Macon County General Hospital’s Diabetes Care Program.
• Neel Smith was named Macon County Chairperson for Congressman Ed Bryant’s Senate campaign.
• Forrest Bullington was appointed to the position of Veterans Service Officer, replacing the recently-retired Bill Flippen.
• The Retired Teachers Organization presented scholarships to Jamie Withem, a 2002 graduate of Red Boiling Springs High School, and Kasey Craig, a 2002 graduate of Macon County High School, during their June 4 meeting.
• Mr. and Mrs. Norman Perdue celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Norman and the former Camilla Smith were married by Bro. Billy Birdwell on June 16, 1952 in Lafayette.
• Sarah E. Eubank, an accounting major with a 4.0 GPA, was the recipient of a Distinguished Member Endowed Scholarship from the Western Kentucky University chapter of Phi Eta Sigma.
• Award winners at the recent Macon County High School Softball Awards Banquet included Connie Bearden (Pitching Award), Hillary Howard (Most RBIs), Tabby Key (Highest Batting Average) and Elizabeth Yokley (Academic Award).
• Community leader and local businessman B.D. Polston passed away at age 88. He was the owner and operator of B.D. Polston and Son Builder Supply.
• Window clerk Jerry Qualls left the Lafayette Post Office after 31 years of service.
25 years ago
• Acting on the recommendation of newly-hired Macon County High School head football coach Howard Cochran, the school board hired two new assistant coaches – Glyndon Gaddis and Jay Holladay.
• Revival was held at Enon Baptist Church with Bro. Melvin Stinson assisting Bro. Ricky Holland.
• A retirement party had recently been held at Red Boiling Springs School for teacher Lucile Rains, a 1939 graduate of Red Boiling Springs High School.
• Ricky Blankenship, 10, and Barry Harper, 15, were pictured fishing at Sullivan Lake in Lafayette.
• Tony Neal Evetts on June 8 received the Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy from the University of Tennessee School of Pharmacy in Memphis.
• Radford West, Vice-President of Macon Bank & Trust, was among the 1,190 bankers taking part in the 36th annual two-week session of the School of Banking of the South at Louisiana State University.
• Macon County Sessions Judge Jim Chitwood was the guest speaker at the Tri-County Masonic Scottish Rite Club in Hartsville on June 10. Judge Chitwood spoke at length on child abuse and the young people of the day.
• Lincoln Davis presided at the installation of the Lafayette Jaycee officers at a recent meeting of the club. Officers for 1985-86 were President Benton Earl Dyer, Secretary Billy Jones, Treasurer Barry Walrond, Reporter Steve Walker and Vice-President Mike McClard.
• Airman Kenneth L. Carver, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Carver of Lafayette, had recently graduated from the U.S. Air Force munitions maintenance course at Lowry Air Force Base, Colo.
• Elder and Mrs. Melvin Stinson of Kentucky were recent Sunday dinner guests of Mrs. Romia Smith on Days Road.
40 years ago
• Macon County students on the Dean’s List at Middle Tennessee State University included Karen Mahaney, Danny Miller and Marilyn Wheeley.
• Betty Key was presented a certificate and pin for 15 years of service at the Macon County ASCS Office.
• Jimmy Wheeley received his degree from Middle Tennessee State University.
• Dr. and Mrs. E.M. Froedge had attended the graduation exercises at the University of Tennessee.
• Paula Burrow was a $25 winner in Houchens Giveaway Program.
• George Trent was serving with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam.
• The Smokey Bear Kindergarten class held its graduation exercises. Members of the class included Chuck Sandifer, Marquetta Dozier, Mike Fuqua, Tiffany Roark, John Ross, Jeff Johnson, Gary Winn, Tammy Shrum, Woody Cutrell, Annette Bowman, Kendra Swaffer and Samantha Gregory.
• Billy Roark received his auctioneer license.
• Oren Brooks was a candidate for School Board member from Districts 5, 9 and 10.
45 years ago
• Miss Shirley King, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil King, was honored for having completed 12 years of perfect attendance at school.
• Mr. and Mrs. John Wooten and son Johnnie were vacationing in Florida.
• Dr. C.C. Chitwood was elected magistrate from the First District.
• The old Britt Bandy Restaurant building on Scottsville Road was heavily damaged by fire.
• Open House was set for the new Macon County Memorial Gardens on Scottsville Road.
• The new $375,000 Central Elementary School was completed and ready for classes to begin in the fall of 1965.
• W.T. Gross had a heavy-duty tandem truck for sale.
• Karen Vermillion of Nashville was spending the week with Miss Cindy Gregory.
50 years ago
• Announcement was made that a modern nursing home was to be built on Times Avenue in Lafayette, and would go under the name of Janwynella Nursing Home.
• James White was injured in a fall from the roof of his home on Westmoreland Road.
• B and D Auto Supply was to open on Main Street in Lafayette. Owners were Benny Doss and Wayne Butler.
• Born to Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Goodall Jr., a daughter named Gloria Jeanene.
• Mr. and Mrs. Cayce Russell were on a trip to the West Coast to tour studios.
• G.W. Hauskins was elected president of the Macon County Rural Letter Carriers Association.
• Carolyn Wood was named queen of Enon School for 1959-60.
• A miniature golf course was to open at City Park.
• Billy Birdwell announced his candidacy for Superintendent of Macon County Schools.
• Mrs. John D. Wooten was named Chairman of Macon County Kefauver Committee Campaign.