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Community Members Question Impact of Cobb-Vantress PDF Print E-mail
Monday, August 18, 2008

Concerned about their health, property values, the health of their community and quality of life, several concerned Macon County property and business owners met last week to discuss ways and means of finding out more about Cobb Vantress’ proposed poultry operations in Macon County. The third time they’d come together, some in the group knew each other; some where new; all were bearing information that fueled their questions and concerns.

The concerns didn’t come from out of the blue, but from widely publicized research and some personal experience.

The first and most obvious concern of the group is at least one on-going lawsuit that Cobb, owned by Tyson Foods, is involved in, filed in 2005 by the Attorney General of Oklahoma Drew Edmonson against 14 poultry operations for water and soil pollution.

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15th Annual Makin' Macon Fit Family Fitness Festival Saturday, Sept. 6 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, August 18, 2008

The 15th Annual Makin’ Macon Fit Family Fitness Festival is scheduled to kick off on Saturday, September 6, at Macon County Junior High School.

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RBS Council Requests Mayor's Resignation; Removes Mayor's Write-Up from Officer's File PDF Print E-mail
Monday, August 18, 2008
The regular meeting of the Red Boiling Springs council, held August 14, was started without Mayor Hollis; as was the special called meeting of August 12. In the absence of Vice Mayor Tommy Spivey, who is undergoing intensive medical treatment, Ray Bilbrey was voted, unanimously, to serve as chairman  of the meeting.
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MCSD Deputy Lonnie Ferguson; Gone But Not Forgotten PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Macon County Sheriffs Department Deputy Lonnie Ferguson, age 55 of Lafayette, passed away from a heart attack on Monday, August 4, 2008 at the Trousdale Medical Center in Hartsville.

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Cobb-Vantres to Buy 9.55 Industrial Park Acres PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
“They’re wanting to move very quickly,” Mayor J.Y. Carter told members of the Lafayette City Council at their regular meeting on Tuesday, August 5 as he introduced Cobb-Vantres’ proposal to buy 9.55 acres of Industrial Park property. “James Young was here last Wednesday, and they’re wanting to get our lawyers together as soon as possible.”
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