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Five Cases of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever in RBS Area PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Pamela Bean, of 56 Chicken Branch Road, in Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee, is one of five diagnosed cases of the Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, which is contracted from a tick bite, in this small community.

Rocky Mountain Fever is a potentially serious bacterial infection transmitted to humans when an infected tick attaches to your skin and feeds on your blood. The infection then has the potential to spread to your bloodstream and other areas of your body and if treated promptly it is usually fairly mild. But in a small number of people, the disease can be fatal, especially in older adults when the fever progresses rapidly.

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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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