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Driver Charged with DUI & Vehicular Assault PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A Sumner County man and a male passenger were seriously injured in a one-vehicle accident on Highway 10 South, just north of McClanahan Lane, during the early morning hours of Tuesday, May 11, 2010.

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From the Editor's Desk: 'Who's gonna show up for you?' PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, May 11, 2010

An editorial by: Jessie Ellefson, Macon County Chronicle Editor

When we think about the times in our lives when luck just didn’t seem to be on our side, when devastating circumstances left us with little hope or when we found ourselves between a proverbial rock and a hard place, our thoughts often settle on the people who showed up for us – our friends and neighbors who proved, through their compassion, loyalty and generosity that we were not alone.

And even in the larger scheme of things - in our cities, our county, our state and even our country, there comes a time when we need political leaders that come to our aide, rescue us from uncertainty and deliver us from that lingering sense of solitude.

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RBS Mayor, Four Council Members Refuse Attendance of Special Called Flood Meeting PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Red Boiling Springs residents and business owners filled the seats at City Hall for a special called meeting last Thursday, May 5, requested by City Council members John Cook and Terry Newberry to discuss the effects of the recent flood on the city’s utilities, parks and assets, assess the damage and hear from Senator Mae Beavers, Representative Terri Lynn Weaver and County Mayor Shelvy Linville on financial recovery options.

But while seats were filled by concerned citizens, it was the empty seats of city council members Billy Joe Carver, Willie Brown and Bobby Etheridge, and City Mayor Kenneth Hollis, that caused the biggest discussion of all, as it was announced the four elected officials had ‘refused’ to attend.

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Rollover Wreck Claims Life PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A single vehicle rollover wreck claimed the life of a Macon County woman on Tuesday afternoon, May 4th, 2010, on State Highway 52 West approximately one quarter of a mile east of the Rocky Mound intersection.

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Macon County Declared Disaster Area PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Over 75 bridges and at least 371 miles of roads were affected by the flood waters that swept through Macon County on Saturday, May 2nd, and with an estimated cost of $38.7 million already, President Obama and Governor Bredesen declared our county a major disaster area on Saturday night, May 8th, which brings the total number of counties to 42, with more declarations anticipated in the days to come.

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