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RBS Vice Mayor's Removal Called Illegal - Petition Claims Mayor, Council Violates City Charter PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
While three members of the Red Boiling Springs City Council, Terry Newberry, Bobby Etheridge and John Cook (vice mayor), were absent for last weeks regular city meeting, it was unanimously decided by the three city council members in attendance and RBS Mayor Kenneth Hollis, that the role of vice mayor would be taken from John Cook and given to the newest council member Willy Brown.
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$739,127 Error Found in County Fund Balance PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
It was good news to some and disturbing news to others.  Macon County Mayor Shelvy Linville announced at the November 2nd County Commissioners Committee of the Whole meeting that budget information had been sent recently to his Administrative Assistant Tammy Russell and while proofreading, she discovered a $739,127 error “in the figures” in the county’s favor for the 2007-2008 year.  Reportedly the beginning fund balance for 2006-2007 was used by the software, rather then the 07-08 balance.
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H1N1 Declared National Emergency PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, November 10, 2009

President Obama signed a proclamation declaring the H1N1 influenza a national emergency, giving doctors and medical facilities greater leeway in responding to the flu pandemic, as the rates of illness are rising rapidly in many areas and there’s a potential to overburden health care resources.

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Four Charged with TennCare Fraud PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Four people in Macon County are charged with TennCare fraud involving prescription drugs.

The Office of Inspector (OIG) today announced the arrests, which were a joint effort with the 15th Judicial Drug Task Force, Macon County Sheriff’s Office, and Red Boiling Springs Police Department. 

“The OIG was formed because Tennesseans were tired of this activity going unchecked in a program as important as TennCare,” Inspector General Deborah Y. Faulkner said.  “We’re one of the few units of this kind in the nation, and it brings a high level of integrity to our public health program.”

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Macon Bank & Trust Salutes Local Veterans PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
All veterans well be honored on Saturday, November 7th, 2009 for their patriotism, service and sacrifice, at the annual Veterans Day Breakfast hosted by Macon Bank & Trust in the Sally Wells Building, located at the fairgrounds, here in Lafayette.
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