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Royalty Crowned During Central Elementary Christmas Festival PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The Central Elementary Christmas Festival was held on Friday night, December 5th, 2008, with an estimated crowd of 400 in attendance. A total of over $7,000 was raised for supplies and equipment for the individual classrooms, according to Principal Dawn Thompson. 

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Salt Shortage Leaves Hope for Mild Tennessee Winter PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Macon County Road Supervisor, Audie Cook, told those gathered at the Macon County at the Macon County Committee of the Whole meeting that the county highway department that “as of now, there is no salt” and winter has yet to begin. 
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MCHS Students Join Vanderbilt in 'Twist of Fate' Project PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Macon County High School seniors Jerika Shrum, Cassy Adcock and Holly Doss have teamed up with Vanderbilt University graduate students Jill Robinson, Jule Phenis and Ashley Byars for project ‘Twist of Fate,’ a publication covering the progress of three communities devastated by the February 5th tornado. 

Scheduled for release near the one-year anniversary of the tornado’s destruction, the free publication will include stories, interviews and photos that document the healing and recovery of each community and its residents.

Currently involved in the photography portion of the project, Shrum, Adock and Doss have been assigned to capture photos focusing on three main subjects; ‘Introducing the Community,’ ‘Identifying the Strength of the Community,’ and ‘Aftermath & Rebuilding.’

Using a type of photography called ‘Photovoice,’ where a photographer tells a story through pictures, the girls are currently photographing tornado-stricken areas in Macon County that are under construction or have been rebuilt.

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Lafayette Police Department Announces Retirement of K-9 Officer Leah PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, December 2, 2008

 

 
Lafayette Fleetwood Plant Benefits from Kentucky Plant Closure PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
November 25, 2008 – Bill Graves, General Manager of the Fleetwood Homes plant in Lafayette, announced yesterday the closing of Fleetwood’s plant in Benton, Ky. According to Mr. Graves, all production will be shifted from Benton to Fleetwood’s plant in Lafayette, Tenn.
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