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Sheriffs Department Warns Teens on Dangers of Drinking & Driving PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Three years ago, when Macon County Sheriff Mark Gammons took office, he made it the department’s mission to educate local teens on the dangers, and life-altering effects, of drinking and driving by illustrating the consequences in a realistic ‘drinking and driving wreck scene,’ presented to juniors and seniors just in time for prom.
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Dexter Named New RBS Nestle Plant Manager PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Nestlé Waters announces the appointment of Tony Dexter as Nestlé’s new plant manager at the Macon County Bottling Facility.

Dexter has worked with Nestlé for seven years and comes from the company’s Mecosta, Mich., bottling facility where he most recently held the position of operations manager. He has been in the food and beverage industry for 19 years. Prior to his work in the industry, he also has 12 years of dairy experience.

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Hermitage Springs Bank Robbed PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 21, 2009

 

On the morning of Thursday, April 16th, the Clay County Sheriffs Department received a call revealing that the Hermitage Springs Citizens Bank, located at 17345 Clay County Hwy, had been robbed by a man claiming to be armed.

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Public Servant Floyd Ray Sullivan Passes Away PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Floyd Ray Sullivan, an active community member, passed away at the age of 75 on Sunday evening, April 12, at Macon County General Hospital.  
He resided in Siloam on the west side of the county in district 20.   He was a farmer, and served as a Macon County Commissioner for 24 years from 1982 until 2006.

Former County Executive Doyle Gaines stated, “I didn’t know Floyd Ray when I was elected, but we quickly became friends.  Floyd Ray was the epitome of what we look for in a public servant.  He wasn’t just for his section, but for the entire county.  He was an outstanding commissioner.”

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Director of Schools Submits Resignation Letter PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The regular session of the Board of Education held on Thursday, April 9th, ended with a surprise to many.  Prior to adjourning, Macon County Director of Schools, Darrel Law, submitted a letter of resignation to board members, though at press time on Monday night, April 13th, the board had not accepted his resignation and a meeting, specifically to address the situation was scheduled.

The letter presented to the board states:

“After much consideration, I have decided not to accept another two-year term as Director of Macon County Schools.  I want to thank the central office staff, supervisors, principals, faculty and support staff for their hard work, dedication and support.  I also want to thank the members of the board of education for giving me the opportunity to serve in this capacity and the offer of another two-year term.  I want to thank the Macon County commissioners for funding the school building projects that will improve our schools for the children of Macon County.  I appreciate the working relationship and support the school system has received from the county mayor’s office, as well as all other county agencies.
After working with the Macon County School System for 32 years, I will be retiring as I have other interests and opportunities that I want to pursue as well as spending more time with my family.”

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