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Sixth Annual Grim Reapers Toy Run Raises Over $4,000 for Santa's Helpers PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, October 21, 2009


On Saturday, October 10th, over 60 proud riders turned out for the Grim Reapers Motorcycle Club 6th Annual Pat Ashby Memorial Ride and Toy Run, with proceeds to benefit Santa’s Helpers.

This year’s event, which was held in memory of member Pat Ashby, of Lafayette, who lost his battle with cancer in 2004, raised $4,200 with the help and support of our wonderful community

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Critical Injury in Head-On Collision PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A young Portland woman was critically injured in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 10 South, Tuesday afternoon, October 13th, around 5:30 p.m.

Jennifer Gilliam, of Portland, Tennessee, was driving south bound on the Highway 10 hill, in a 2004 Ford Explorer, when she lost control coming out of a curve and crossed the center line striking a 1993 Ford Flatbed pickup, which was driven by Calvin Johnson, Jr., head on in the north bound lane.

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School Board Arranges Closed Meeting for Parents to Address Bullying PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Macon County Board of Education met on Thursday night, October 8th, in regular session.  Once again parents appeared to address bullying issues and inquired about punishment for a student at Macon County Junior High.

In the September meeting, parents and the board discussed punishment for an offense to be served, that according to the board, would be served by a student.  The parents appearing at last Thursday night’s meeting asked why they had not followed their word, about requiring a student to sit out of a specified student activity, saying that a complaint had been filed.

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Traffic Stop Leads to Police Chase & Gunfire PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Officers from the Lafayette Police Department and Macon County Sheriffs Department were involved in a dangerous pursuit last Thursday evening that ended with the arrest of 30-year-old Kirton Ashley Walsh, 29-year-old Josie Lee McCormick and 30-year-old Daniel Wayne McCormick, all of Lafayette.
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Wreck Claims Life of Tillman Boren PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A single vehicle accident claimed the life of a Macon County man on Saturday night, October 10th, around 7:30 p.m. near the Trousdale County line.

Tillman Alton Boren, age 37, was behind the wheel of a Nissan pickup truck going east on Pleasant Valley Road, when he ran off the left side of the highway into a ditch. The vehicle traveled up an embankment which turned it on one side, throwing him partially out, with the pickup coming to rest on him. He was pronounced dead on the scene from head injuries according to Tennessee Highway Patrolman Gerald Carter.

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