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2009 Macon County Christmas Tour of Homes, Dec. 6th PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
In celebration of the holiday season, several families in our rural community would like to invite you into their homes to experience the joy and excitement of Christmas in their households. The United Women of Macon County will once again present the annual Christmas Tour of Homes on December 6th, 2009, from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m.
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Macon County Christmas Parade Set for Dec. 5th PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Once again, Santa Claus will take time out from his busy schedule at the North Pole to visit Macon County and participate in the annual Christmas Parade to be held on Saturday, December 5th, 2009 beginning at 1:00 p.m.

As in years past, the parade will formally usher in the shopping season here in Middle Tennessee, with Jerry Dallas and Mark Gammons leading the way, as the participants are asked to line up at the Tractor Supply on Highway 52 By Pass East, where the judging will take place at 10:30 a.m. The parade will proceed up the by pass in front of Wal-Mart, turn left at College Street and head to the public square before circling the courthouse and traveling out Highway 10 North. The procession will then take a right on Akersville Road and the parade will disband at the First Assembly of God.

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Ward Construction Employee Embezzles $40,000 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The former comptroller of a western Macon County construction company has been charged with stealing approximately $40,000 from her employer in a sealed indictment returned by the Macon County Grand Jury in October.

Mary M. Woodard, 39, of 717 Days Road, Lafayette, was arrested on Saturday, Nov. 14, by Corporal Larry West of the Macon County Sheriff’s Department. She was transported to the Macon County Jail but was later released after posting a $9,500 pre-trial bond.

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Judge Orders Expedited Hearing PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
On Monday, November 23, Macon County Judge John Wooten, held an initial hearing on the request filed by Red Boiling Springs City Council member and vice mayor John Cook, for a temporary restraining order against the city and an expedited final hearing.

Cook’s Attorney Jim Hawkins, requested that the court order the city not to remove Cook as vice mayor and not to recognize city council member Willy Brown as vice mayor.

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County Loses Beloved Coach & Teacher Mark Shrum PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
It was three years ago that this reporter took a seat in Mark Shrum’s biology classroom at Macon County High School, surrounded by pipe cleaner DNA models, to talk about his then recent diagnosis of colon cancer.

And with the recent news of his passing at the age of 53, and the loss of this most beloved coach and teacher, it’s the message he wished to share that day, full of hope and faith, that touched all who learned his story.

A 1974 graduate and linebacker for the Macon County High School Tigers, Mark furthered his education and football career at Tennessee Tech.

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