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Early Voting to Kick-Off May 10 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Lafayette citizens will get a chance to vote for Mayor of the city this year, as well as three seats on the city council.

The council seats currently held by Loryn Atwell, Tim Morgan, and Jerry Wix will all be up for grabs this year.

Running for the three open seats will be Loryn Atwell, Richard Bransford, Robert Hodges, Steve Turner, and Jerry Wix. Jerry Wix, whose name does not appear on the ballot due to tornado-related delays, will run as a write-in candidate for his own council seat. Councilman Tim Morgan decided not to run for re-election this year.

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Police Arrest 46 Alleged Drug Dealers PDF Print E-mail
Monday, April 28, 2008

Lafayette Police begin 50 person round upThe 15th Judicial Drug Task Force, in conjunction with the Lafayette Police Department, began making arrests on Tuesday, April 22, to round up 50 persons indicted for selling illegal drugs to undercover officers in Macon County by the Grand Jury in February of this year.

According to Lafayette Police Chief Jerry Dallas, 46 of the 50 indicted have been arrested as of Monday, April 28, and the investigation to find the final four is ongoing.

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Oakridge Boys to Perform at Jett Williams Festival May 10 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, April 28, 2008
Oakridge Boys Help Raise Money For Tornado Victims
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A Walking Miracle PDF Print E-mail
Monday, April 21, 2008

Walking MiracleSurrounded by his family and therapists at The Palace Care & Rehab, Macon County tornado victim Peter Britton was released on Friday, April 18, after undergoing two months of intense physical, speech and occupational therapy.

Suffering injuries to his head, spinal cord, ribs, shoulder and legs, after a tornado ripped through his home on Akersville Rd. in Lafayette on the night of February 5, Peter died twice during transit to the hospital and received a fatal prognosis after arriving at Vanderbilt Medical Center.

And now, walking, talking and eating again, Peter’s everyday life is considered nothing short of a miracle to all of those who watched his progress and helped to give him a second chance.

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Macon County Man Killed in Fatal Motorcycle Accident PDF Print E-mail
Monday, April 21, 2008
Scene from Motor Cycle AccidentDennis Marshal Nash, age 54, of Lafayette, passed away on Sunday, April 20, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
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