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County Votes Are In: 3,084 Voters Choose Officials PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
When all votes were in and counted, the closest race of the August 7 election turned out to be one for a seat on the school board, representing Districts 1, 2, 11, and 20. Ronald Birdwell won that seat by just four votes; with his opponent Mark Sircy receiving 194, Birdwell getting 198. Birdwell fills the seat vacated by Diana Carter. Incumbent Stephen Walton kept his seat, representing Districts 13, 14, 17, and 18, with a 175 vote lead over Quinn Marlow. Walton got 353 votes for his position. John Wheeley was chosen to fill the seat vacated by Mike Marshall, with 306 votes as opposed to Chuck Sandifer’s 201.
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Sheriffs Department Loses Deputy to Heart Attack PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Macon County Sheriffs Department Deputy Lonnie Ferguson passed away on Monday, August 4.

Ferguson was reportedly in Hartsville, changing a tire, at the time of his heart failure.

According to Macon County Sheriff Mark Gammons, Ferguson was an employee at the MCSD for approximately three years and will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.

No further information was available at press time.

 
Ronnie McDowell Tractor Parade, Concert and Protest Rally Set for this Weekend PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, August 5, 2008

On Sunday, Aug. 10, area farmers will get a chance to show their anger at the high price of fuel - as well as at the politicians in Washington who have seemingly turned a deaf ear to their suffering - when a protest rally is held in historic Red Boiling Springs.

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County Offices Debate Employee Pay scales PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Tensions flared during Monday night’s County Commission meeting on August 4th after several county office heads including Macon County Sheriff Mark Gammons and Circuit Court Clerk Rick Gann, questioned the reason for variations in county office employee wages.

Using the example that the three employees working in the Macon County Mayors Office are being paid more than the secretarial employees at both the Sheriffs Department and the Circuit Court Office, both Gammons and Gann voiced their concerns that their employees work “just as hard.”

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Local Church Burglarized; Over $1,000 in Damages PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Union Missionary Baptist Church, located on Union Camp Road in Lafayette, was reportedly burglarized and ran-sacked sometime after 11 p.m. on Thursday, July 24.

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