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Tuesday, December 15, 2009
An editorial by Jessie Ellefson

With the recent public decision of the Red Boiling Springs City Council and Mayor Kenneth Hollis to adopt the Macon County Times as the city’s official newspaper and to exclusively spend taxpayer’s money on advertising with that publication, I find it necessary to address the issue not only from an ethical standpoint, but also due to the fact that the topic has appeared in several other local news venues.

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RBS Accused of Waging Personal Vendettas PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, December 15, 2009

In the wake of Red Boiling Springs councilman John Cook’s court ordered reinstatement as vice mayor, last Thursday night’s council meeting was expected to be a so-called ‘barn burner.’

But what came as an unexpected surprise to many was the blatant expression of individual emotions and the intensity of personal grudges still held between city officials and much to our astonishment, this newspaper.

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Highway 10 Wreck Injures One PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A one-vehicle accident occurred on Highway 10 South around 3:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, December 13th, sending one to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.


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Cowan & Sons Theft Valued at $10,355 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Officers from the Macon County Sheriffs Department were dispatched to Cowan & Sons Custom Cabinetry, located at 14343 Highway 52 East, in Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee, in response to a report of a break-in on Tuesday, December 8th, 2009.
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Court Reinstates Cook as Vice Mayor; RBS Rejected Settlement in Cook Lawsuit PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, December 8, 2009

 On Wednesday, December 2, Macon County Circuit Court Judge John D. Wootten, Jr. ruled in open court that the Red Boiling Springs City Council violated its own city charter on November 12, 2009 when Mayor Kenneth Hollis and council members Billy Joe Carver, Steve Newberry and Willie Brown voted to remove the title of Vice-Mayor from councilman John Cook.

The court’s ruling immediately reinstates John Cook as Vice-Mayor of RBS for the remainder of his two-year term ending in May 2011.

The decision was announced from the bench by Judge Wootten at the conclusion of the hearing held at the Macon County Judicial Center in Lafayette.

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