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Macon County Christmas on the Square Set to Spread Holiday Cheer Saturday, Nov. 22 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The highly anticipated Chamber of Commerce ‘Christmas on the Square’ is set to spread the spirit of the holiday throughout Macon County on Saturday, November 22nd.

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Macon County Veterans Parade; Saluting Our Hometown Heroes PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The 2008 Macon County Veterans Day Parade will be held Tuesday, 11 November 2008.  

As in years past, the parade will kickoff at 11a.m. at the County Courthouse with an opening ceremony, the Laying of the Veteran’s Day Wreath, and the playing of Taps.

The parade will begin from the Courthouse immediately following the opening ceremony. From there, it will proceed from the Public Square to Old RBS Road to Highway 52, then West on Highway 52 to the Wal-Mart Parking Lot.

Line-up for those participating in the parade will begin at 10 a.m. at Key Park.

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Macon County Mourns Loss of Anna Dean Carter PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Anna Dean Carter, age 73, of Lafayette, passed away Monday, October 20th, at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, leaving behind a legacy of community service and an unsurpassed enthusiasm for the future of her beloved hometown. 

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Citizens Bank, MCHS Interact & Habitat for Humanity Build Home for Tornado Victims PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, October 28, 2008

(Oct. 27, 2008) – Donna Johnson and her three teenaged children, Ryan (18) and twin daughters Kaitlyn and Kelsey (16), survived the tornado that destroyed their home in Macon County in February. It was a blessing that they were not home when the storm hit. Ryan was at a friend’s home, and the rest of the family was hunkered down in the family van against the wall behind a local grocery store, watching the storm pass over.   

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Former MCHS Cross Country Star Killed in Car Wreck PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Markie Voyles, a stand out cross country athlete, who represented Macon County’s Cross Country team in 2007, died in a tragic automobile accident, October 26, 2008, in White County.

Markie, 17, was the only passenger in a 1995 Nissan pickup truck driven by Travis B. Young, 18 of Sparta. According to a report by Trooper David Hickey, of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the vehicle was traveling West on Bunker Hill Road, in White County, and veered off the west side of the roadway and struck a tree on the passenger’s side.

Information from the report stated neither Voyles nor Young were wearing a seatbelt and alcohol could have been a contributing factor.

Markie Voyles attended White County High School in Sparta, after she moved from California to Tennessee with her family in the summer of 2006.

“WCHS did not have a cross country team,” Head Cross Country Coach Glen Gattis said Monday, explaining that before the cross country season begins each year, a jamboree at Cookeville High School is held, which is where he first saw Markie run.

“The next Saturday, she won the Macon County Invitational,” Gattis recalled. “As the year progressed, her father, Mark Voyles, began talking to me about co-oping with Macon County High School,” he said.

“No other School Board near White County was willing to let her run for their school, and I knew she was an awesome athlete. He did not have to ask me twice,” Gattis declared.  

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