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Lafayette Man Pulls Co-Worker From Flames; Both Injured PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Two Macon County men were rushed to Vanderbilt Medical Center with severe burns on Thursday, July 17, at approximately 3:30 p.m. after a drill rig wrecked and caught fire in Wilson County.

The driver of the drill rig, 31-year-old Philip Fleming, of Red Boiling Springs, was headed east on State Route 840, traveling approximately 50 mph, when the front, drivers side tire blew out, causing the rig to loose control, crash into a stone wall and catch fire.

Friend and co-worker, 36-year-old Eddie Lee, was following Fleming at the time of the wreck and pulled over, ran across the median and pulled Fleming from the vehicle. 

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RBS Council Appoints New Members; Unparks Patrol Cars; SWAT Team Members Reinstated PDF Print E-mail
Monday, July 14, 2008

Two new council members were chosen by the Red Boiling Springs City Council at their regular meeting on July 10, to fill the two vacant seats left by Billy Whitley and Jimmy Neal Roark. Whitley moved out of the city in April; Roark’s seat was left open by his untimely death on June 10.

Lawrence Hollis was chosen for one of the seats, after a motion by Ray Bilbrey was seconded by Bobby Etheridge. Shelly Dean was chosen after Bilbrey’s motion was seconded by Steve Newberry. Both motions were passed unanimously by the council.

“I think I have some pretty good ideas,” said Dean, who is new to the council, “and I might be able to help the city with their business.”

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What Comes First; The Chicken or the Chicken Houses? PDF Print E-mail
Monday, July 14, 2008

For a $1.1 million investment, Macon County farmers may be the proud owners of two hen houses and  one, ten-year contract with Cobb-Vantress, world-class breeders of broilers and laying hens. For $900,000, one can build a pullet farm. Contracts are renewable, after the first ten years, on a five-year basis.

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Early Voting Begins July 18 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, July 14, 2008

If waiting in long lines at the polling places, after an already long day at work, is not your cup of tea, then early voting at the office of the Election Commission offers an agreeable alternative. The office is located at 111 East Locust Street in Lafayette, across the street from the Lafayette Police Department.

Early voting for the upcoming State Primary and County General August 7 election begins on Friday, July 18 at 8 a.m. and runs through noon on Saturday, August 2. The office will be open for early voting each weekday from 8 p.m. till 4:30, and on Saturdays (July 19, 26, and August 2) from 8 p.m. till noon.

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Commissioners Vote Yes to New Creek Clean-Up Plans PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
After hearing a new plan from District Conservationist Phillip Dixon at their Committee as a Whole meeting on Monday night, commissioners decided to go ahead with continued clean-up of tornado debris from creek beds at seven new locations; or at least to pass the proposal on to their regular meeting on July 21. The cost to the county: $55,000 or 10% of the estimated $550,000 that the job will cost.
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