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Commissioners Vote Yes to Hotel Tax, More Debris Clean-Up PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Visitors to Macon County’s hotels and motels will soon have a 5% tax added to their bills, to be dedicated to the development of tourism, if things go the way county commissioners voted at their regular meeting on July 21. The tax may generate as much as $18,000 per year, according to Tourism Committee Chair Carolyn Whitaker, who based her estimate on the amount generated in other counties that are comparable to Macon.
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Couple Charged with Drug Manufacturing; 500 Marijuana Plants Confiscated PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Thirty-one-year-old Chris Paul Stinnett, and his wife, 34-year-old Kellie Lynette Stinnett, both of 1868 West Stinson Rd. in Westmoreland, were arrested on charges of drug manufacturing by officers at the Macon County Sheriffs Department on Thursday, July 17.

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Farmers Invited to Participate in Rally Protesting High Gas Prices PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 22, 2008

RED BOILING SPRINGS, Tenn. (July 21, 2008) - Throughout our nation’s history, the American farmer has never had it easy, but soaring fuel prices are making it even more difficult for them to make a living for themselves and their families while big oil companies are raking in record profits.

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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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