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MCHS Competes in State Math Contest PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 22, 2014


On Tuesday, April 15th 37 students from Macon Coounty High School traveled to Tennessee Technological University in Cookevile, TN to compete in the 58th Annual State-Wide High School Math Contest.

Macon County High School Tennis Ends Season PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, May 20, 2014


The Macon County High School boys tennis team wrapped up their successful season last week.

Meth Labs Discovered on East Side of County PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jessie Williams   
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Site of meth lab on Taurus Farm Road

Macon County Sheriffs Department detectives recently discovered the location of two meth operations on the east side of Macon County.

According to Chief Deputy Bryon Satterfield, the most recent lab was found in the Old Lake Road area while detectives searched for a wanted suspect.

“After receiving consent to search for the suspect, officers located several bottles used for the shake & bake method of manufacturing methamphetamine in a crawl space located under the home,” Satterfield stated.

A further search of the residence led to the discovery of another lab next to a fire pit on the property and additional labs inside a small barn. A backpack, which contained components used in the manufacture of meth, was also found in the barn.

One arrest was made and the case is under further investigation.

The week earlier, officers found themselves at a similar scene on Taurus Farm Road, while making a home visit to a resident on probation. 

While looking around to ensure the resident was in compliance with his probation, officers located a trashcan that contained components used to manufacture methamphetamine, including coffee filters and ammonia nitrate.
After completing their search of the property, Richard Murphy was arrested and booked at the Macon County Jail for the manufacture of meth. The case is still under investigation.

In both cases, local meth tech Darrell Taylor was called to the scene, and the Tennessee Meth Task Force assisted in the clean-up.

If you have any information about the use or manufacture of methamphetamine, contact the Macon County Sheriff’s Department at 666-3325.


Orange Barrels & Bulldozers on Hwy 10 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Debbie Gregory   
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Macon County Mayor Shelvy Linville at the Hwy 10 construction site.

Macon County Mayor Shelvy Linville’s dream of orange barrels and bulldozers on the Hwy. 10 South hill has come true.

“When I received Gov. Haslam’s 3-year transporation plan in April of 2013, and our Highway 10 project wasn’t listed, I said then and several times after that I wasn’t going to be satisfied until I saw orange barrels and bulldozers on that hill,” said Mayor Linville. “Now I’ve got the opportunity to see them, and I couldn’t be happier. My dream has come true as I prepare to leave this office.”

The circumstances leading to the reconstruction project was a long road, but thanks to Mayor Linville’s persistence and many front page stories in the Chronicle, the groundbreaking ceremony was held on June 13, 2014 and work is now well underway on the Highway 10 South hill.

Mayor Linville’s last day in office is August 31, and when I asked him to sum up his term as county mayor and future plans he had this comment:

“It has been an honor and a privilege to represent the citizens of Macon County as your county mayor over the past eight years. I appreciate the trust you bestowed upon me to elect me to this position. I feel that I am leaving office with the county in a sound financial position. Macon Couny has achieved much during these past 8 years. For instance, health insurance and raises for county employees, rural water lines even though many more are needed, recovery from a tornado, constructed the Welcome Center and a dog pound. Repairs have been made to several school buildings and much needed repairs have been made to the courthouse as well as other county buildings. We have retained and recruited some jobs for the area but more work is definitely needed. The 4-Lake Authority and construction of CCA prison will be a plus in terms of jobs. We have made noticeable improvements in our emergency equipment by means of a $3 million grant. And finally, the long awaited reconstruction of the Highway 10 hill is now underway.”

“With the help of the county commissioners, these are just a few of the accomplishments we have achieved over the past eight years. I am leaving office with mixed feelings. I realize there is still much to be done but I also feel good considering what has been accomplished. I now plan to relax and just take it easy.”



Notice to Creditors Estate of Auline Lee PDF Print E-mail
Friday, August 29, 2014

Notice to Creditors  Case Number 56CH1-2014-PR-680
Estate of Auline Lee, Deceased
Notice is hereby given that on August 19 of 2014 letters testamentary (or of administration as the case may be) in respect of the estate of Auline Lee, who died 8/4/2014, were issued to the undersigned by the Macon County Chancery Court of Macon County, Tennessee. All persons, resident and non-resident, having claims, matured or unmatured, against the estate are required to file the same with the Clerk of the above-named Court on or before the earlier of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2) otherwise their claims will be forever barred:
(1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting, as the case may be) for this notice if the creditor received an actual copy of this notice to creditors at least sixty (60) days before date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting);
           (B) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor received an actual copy of the notice to creditor, if they creditor received the copy of the notice less than sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four (4) months from the date of the first publication (or posting) as described in (1) (A); or
     (2) Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s date of death.
All persons indebted to the above Estate must come forward and make proper settlement with the undersigned at once.
8/19/2014 Nicky Wayne Lee and Penny Freeman, Co-Executor
8/19/2014 A. Russell Brown, Attorney
8/19/2014 Kristin Reid, Clerk & Master
Macon Chancery Court
906 Hwy 52 By-Pass East,
Rm 107
Lafayette, TN 37083

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