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Don't blame your commissioners - they were blind sighted PDF Print E-mail
Monday, March 24, 2008

On Monday, March 17, at the meeting of the Legislative Body, County Commissioners tried their best to up hold their elected duties in regards to awarding a contract for the County Debris Removal.  However, due to a biased presentation of the bids by Mayor Linville, they were left totally blind sighted.

A couple of weeks ago, Mayor Linville advertised for bid the county’s debris removal.  The bid package submitted to contractors was a mere copy of the City of Lafayette Debris Removal Project prepared by Professional Engineering Services (PES).  There was no acting engineer for the project and PES’ name had been removed from all bidding materials.

At his own discression, Mayor Linville presented 4 of the 7 bids to the commissioners; identified only as “A,B,C,&D”. 

Easter Coloring Contest PDF Print E-mail
Monday, March 24, 2008
10-year-old Holly McClanahan of Lafayette was awarded first place and $20 for her entry in the Macon County Chronicle’s Easter Coloring Contest. Second place was awarded to 10-year-old Tanner Lowhorn, third place was awarded to 7-year-old Austin Daughtery.
County approved clean-up bid PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The money that the county gets back from the recycled metal will go towards paying the 12% of of the cost of clean-up that the county will be responsible for, commissioners voted unanimously.

TEMA has found someone to haul away the wood chips at the landfill, free of charge, Linville told commissioners.

Tornado Claims 14th Victim PDF Print E-mail
Monday, March 17, 2008

57 Year Old Joan Rodriquez passed away on Thursday, March 13, 2008Macon County tornado victim Joan Steenbergen Dawes Rodriquez, who was critically injured in the deadly February 5th storms, passed away at 3:03 a.m. on Thursday, March 13 at Macon County General Hospital, in Lafayette.

Rodriquez, of Long Creek Rd. in Lafayette, was 57 years old at the time of her death. After receiving treatment at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Rodriguez was moved to The Palace nursing home in Red Boiling Springs before being later transferred to Macon County General.

A native of Allen County, Kentucky, Rodriquez was a waitress at the Stockyard Café, a substitute teacher for the Macon County School System, and employee at the Macon County Golf Course and a member of the Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church.

Macon County Man Pleads Guilty To TennCare Fraud PDF Print E-mail
Monday, March 17, 2008

Richard Michael JentMacon County resident Richard Michael Jent, 38, pled guilty to charges of TennCare fraud during a Circuit Court hearing on Monday, February 4.

Jent is accused of intentially failing to tell the state that he was enrolled in employer-sponsored health insurance, which would have made him ineligible for TennCare and receiving TennCare medical benefits of $11,588.36 and  $1,457.26 in pharmacy benefits.

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