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"I Volunteer, Sir" ... 278th Deploys PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Hundreds of families, friends and well-wishers turned out Friday for departure ceremonies at Camp Shelby, Miss., for over 3,000 soldiers of the National Guard’s 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment.

The regiment is bound for Iraq, marking its second deployment to that country, the first coming in 2004. Governor Phil Bredesen and his wife, Andrea Conte, were at the military post Friday to see off the Tennesseans, just as they did five years ago. The governor told the assembled soldiers, “Nothing humbles me more than to serve as your Commander in Chief.”

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Moving On . . . Two Years After the Tornado PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, February 2, 2010

If you stand at the intersection of Highway 52 By Pass West and Brattontown Circle, or travel out Tuck Road, the picture is a lot different than it was 24 months ago, minutes after a deadly EF4 tornado swept through this area of Middle Tennessee, taking with it everything in the 20 mile path it cut across Macon County including homes, trailers, cars and the lives of 14 of our own, before moving on into Kentucky.

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Single Engine Plane Crashes in West Macon County PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A single engine tail-dragger airplane crashed on Saturday afternoon, January 30th, on King Robert Lane, off Rocky Mound Road, in the west section of Macon County. The owner and pilot of the small private plane, Warren Rose, had apparently made two or three flights in and out that morning and was attempting a landing, when his wheels stopped in a 10 foot drift of snow and the aircraft didn’t.

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$50,000 in Stolen Items Recovered PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Macon County Sheriffs Department Detective Jeff Brewer, along with the Kentucky State Police, was successful in recovering an estimated $50,000 of stolen merchandise last Friday in Monroe County, Kentucky, and arresting suspect Joseph Crowe in connection to the robberies.
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NCTC Awarded $49 Million in Broadband Stimulus Funding PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, January 26, 2010

North Central Telephone Cooperative was one of 14 selected to receive funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, according to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack’s announcement on Monday, January 25, 2010. NCTC’s Recovery Act Broadband Infrastructure project includes a $24,715,709 grant as well as a $24,964,000 loan to provide fiber to the premise to homes and businesses in Macon County, Sumner County and part of Smith County.

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