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Tornado Anniversary Ceremony Commemorates Macon County Tragedy PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The wind came as the weatherman predicted. It shook Macon County so hard, that when I stood outside on the porch, I could actually feel the vibrations of the deadly twister that tore through the outskirts of the Lafayette city limits exactly one year ago, February 5th, 2008, leaving in it’s aftermath a trail of death and destruction twenty miles long.

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Daycare Employee Charged with Sexual Battery PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Patty Gail Tomlinson, a 26-year-old employee at a Trousdale County daycare was arrested and charged with aggravated sexual battery last week, after allegations that she had an ongoing, sexual relationship with a young boy.

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Tornado Memorial Service; February 5th PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
County Executive Shelby Linville announced at the County Commissioner’s meeting on Monday night, January 26th, that a memorial service would be held on the east side of the public square at 5 p.m., on Thursday, February 5th, at the tornado monument located on the courthouse lawn.
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Former Teacher Files Lawsuit Against Boards of Commissioners PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Former Tri-County Vocational School (since renamed the Tennessee Technology Center at Hartsville  - Tri-County Extension Campus) Auto Mechanics Instructor Rodney Dunn filed a lawsuit with the U.S. District Court for Tennessee Middle District Northeastern Division on Friday, January 16, 2009, against Technology Center director Jerry Spivey, members of the Macon and Jackson County Boards of Commissioners, the Tennessee Board of Regents and Charles Manning, Chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents.
Dunn, who was employed at the Red Boiling Springs Tri-County Vocational School, in January of 2001, was approved as a tenured teacher upon his rehire by the Jackson and Macon County Boards of Commissioners around May of 2005, after a 7-year career as an auto mechanics instructor at the school.
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Macon County: One Year Later PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
On February 5th, 2008, parts of Macon County disappeared as homes were ripped from their foundations, trees uprooted from the ground, and 14 lives were literally blown away when winds in excess of 180 mph roared through our quiet community.
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