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Hit-&-Run Driver Still at Large PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Trousdale County Sheriff’s Department and the Tennessee Highway Patrol are still searching for a hit-and-run driver, who struck and killed a small boy on Tuesday night, February 9 at approximately 7:30 p.m. as he was crossing State Route 141, near the Methodist Church in Hartsville.

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$14 Million Cobb Facility to Create New Jobs PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Cobb and the City of Lafayette in Macon County have agreed and approved the location for a Hatchery and QA facility as part of the company’s new production facility in Tennessee.  Construction is planned to commence in March this year with completion scheduled by late April in 2011.  The facility will generate over 70 new jobs when at full capacity.

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Joy Jam 2: Remembering the Welch Family PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, February 9, 2010

On Saturday night, February 6th, 2010, the Lafayette United Methodist Church held Joy Jam 2, a musical celebration honoring the lives of Pastor Michel Welch, his wife, Julie, and their two children, Hannah and Jesse, who were tragically killed in a car accident two days after a powerful tornado ravaged our community on February 5th, 2008, changing the face of Macon County forever.

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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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