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340 Marijuana Plants Found PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Two Macon County residents, Ellen and Nicholas Theohary, were arrested on charges of manufacturing marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia on Tuesday, July 21, after members of the Macon County Sheriffs Department, in conjunction with the Governor’s Task Force of Marijuana Eradication and the Tennessee National Guard Counter Drug Task Force, conducted a two-day, countywide flyover in an effort to eliminate the local production of marijuana.
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Take Advantage of Sales Tax Holiday Set for Aug. 7-9 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Everyone is always looking for a way to save a little bit of money, and with the economy at the worst down turn since the Great Depression, and the unemployment rate at the highest in 40 years, it is easily understood. The fourth annual Sales Tax three-day holiday, is scheduled for Friday, August 7th through Sunday, August 9th, offering Tennesseans tax breaks on clothing, school and art supplies and computer purchases.
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Ferris Wheels, Funnel Cakes & Family Fun at the Fair, August 3-8 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The familiar scent of corndogs, funnel cakes and Frito pies, the shrills of children whirling down a spiraling rollercoaster and bright, flashing lights igniting the evening sky are nearly upon us as the 2009 Macon County Fair kicks off on Monday, August 3rd.

Continuing the Macon County Fair tradition of offering a variety of contests, pageants, exhibits and shows, this year’s fair events are jam-packed with entertainment appealing to the entire family.

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Jimmy Wheeley Elected Interim Director of Macon County Schools PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Three candidates, Jimmy Wheeley, Andy Scruggs and David Woods, interviewed for the position of interim director during a special called Board of Education meeting on Monday, July 20, but after a secret vote, Wheeley was selected to fill the position beginning August 1, 2009.
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Wheel Tax to Increase, Meeks Resigns PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
The second and final vote passed to increase the county-wide wheel tax levy from $40 to $50 for motor driven vehicles when the commissioners met in a Legislative Body session on Monday night, July 20th. The $10 increase, from $30 to $40 will also be applied to motorcycles, motor-driven bicycles and scooters, according to the resolution.
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