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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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Sad Meeting for Legislative Body PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
When the Macon County Legislative Body met in regular session last Monday Night October 20th, Commissioner Jeff Hughes led the invocation and prayed for Commissioner Anna Dean Carter.   
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Satterfield Arrested on Charges of TennCare Fraud PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Gena D. Satterfield

After a sealed indictment was handed down by a Macon County Grand Jury during its October term, 34-year-old Gena Deshea Satterfield, of 1100 Barber Hollow Rd. in Hartsville, Tenn., was arrested on charges of theft of services (1 ct.) and TennCare Fraud (1 cts.) on Oct. 9.  

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Suspect Escapes in Attempted Robbery of Local Gas Station PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, October 21, 2008

At approximately 2 o’clock in the afternoon on Saturday, Oct. 18, the Lafayette Police Department was notified that an armed robbery was in progress at the Marathon gas station located at 212 Hwy 52 Bypass East, in Lafayette.

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Two Arrested During 'Operation Green Sweep' PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Over the past few months, the Macon County Sheriffs Department has been cracking down on local marijuana operations; locating, harvesting and destroying hundreds upon hundreds of the illegal plants and investigating potential suspects during a project they have dubbed “Operation Green Sweep.” 

And while their county-wide mission remains active, two suspects have been recently arrested in connection to the manufacturing and processing of a substantial amount of marijuana.

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