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Commissioners Vote Yes to New Creek Clean-Up Plans PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
After hearing a new plan from District Conservationist Phillip Dixon at their Committee as a Whole meeting on Monday night, commissioners decided to go ahead with continued clean-up of tornado debris from creek beds at seven new locations; or at least to pass the proposal on to their regular meeting on July 21. The cost to the county: $55,000 or 10% of the estimated $550,000 that the job will cost.
Macon County Senior Center Finds A New Home PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Six anxious members of the Macon County Senior Center Board of Directors signed papers on Wednesday, July 2, to purchase a 7,000 square-foot building that will soon be the new home of the Macon County Senior Center (MCSC).

Cumberland River Coming to Lafayette, One Way or Another PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 8, 2008

It may not be too long before Cumberland River water flows from the faucets of Lafayette, if plans for a new water line extension to Hartsville go according to plan.

Which plan goes, however, is still somewhat up in the air, after the July 1st Lafayette City Council meeting.

Plans for a water line to Hartsville, which gets its water from the Cumberland River, began after last summer’s drought, when the city’s springs failed to supply enough water and even the city’s connection to the Barren River seemed dangerously near to failing.

In December of 2007, the council decided that it would be better to run a water line from the Cumberland River rather than develop additional springs or depend on the Barren River source through another drought year.

RBS Man Allegedly Killed by Brother-In-Law PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Tommy “Rat” Adams, 30, of 5 Marie Lane in Red Boiling Springs, was reportedly shot and killed during a domestic dispute at approximately 12:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 3, by his brother-in-law 42-year-old Ralph Cox Jr.

According to Clay County Chief Deputy Brandon Boone, Cox arrived at Adams’ residence that morning accusing Adams of stealing property that belonged to him and a verbal altercation between the two broke out.

“I believe there were a few items that Cox believed his brother-in-law had stole from him,” stated Boone. “I know that there was a radio in discussion.”

Lawsuit Filed Against County Dismissed by U.S. District Judge PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 1, 2008

A lawsuit that was filed last year against Macon County and County Mayor Shelvy Linville on behalf of Jennifer Donoho was dismissed on June 23 by United States District Judge Todd J. Campbell.

The suit, which was filed in U.S. District Court in Nashville on August 8, 2007, claimed that Mayor Shelvy Linville had terminated Donoho’s employment as administrative assistant because Linville “engaged in unlawful retaliation and discrimination” and breached the duty of due process rights as to cause, notice, and a formal hearing by terminating Donoho’s employment without just cause. 

It further asked that Donoho be paid “monetary damages in the form of back pay compensation and other financial benefits of employments, including pre-judgment and post-judgment interest, as well as unspecified compensatory and punitive damages.”

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