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Macon County Welcome Center A Reality PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Macon County Welcome Center The Welcome Center is key to the successful revitalization of the tourism trade and will serve an integral role in increasing tourism in Macon County.

It will also synchronize economic and community development into a single location to provide information to residents, visitors and individuals / industry looking to relocate to our community. The facility will house the Macon County Chamber of Commerce, contain a community / civic meeting room with kitchen and provide an office for the Historical Society and a display space for the Macon County Arts Council.

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Lafayette Man Killed in Motorcycle Wreck PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Jackie Dale WrightForty-seven-year-old Jackie Dale Wright Jr., of Lafayette, passed away on Friday, June 6, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Jackson County, Tennessee.

The accident, which occurred at approximately 2:30 p.m., involved a white van driven by Martin Overstreet of Castalian Springs.

According to the accident report, Jackie Dale was traveling north on highway 151 when the white van, traveling south on 151, crossed over the double line and into Jackie Dale’s lane, striking his motorcycle.

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Lafayette Tornado Siren Repaired With Wal-Mart Grant PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
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North Central President Tom Rowland Retires PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Tom RollandF. Thomas Rowland, North Central Telephone’s president and CEO, has submitted his request for retirement to the NCTC Board of Directors, effective September 1, 2008. The board is scheduled to meet soon to discuss the leadership transition.
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Lafayette City Election Results Are In! PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, June 3, 2008

J.Y. Carter - Lafayette MayorSeven hundred Lafayette voters, including 451 early voters, took to the poles during the Lafayette city election to cast their ballot for mayor and three open city council seats.

In the race for mayor, J.Y. Carter came out in front with 353 votes over Jack Butrum (94 votes) and incumbent Bill Wells (245 votes).

Carter is a Lafayette native, who worked part-time for the city while in high school, was a teacher at Macon County High School for 36 years and worked as a Lafayette mayoral assistant in past years.

In the race for three city council seats incumbent Loryn Atwell, Richard Bransford and Steve Turner were granted the most votes (Atwell – 441, Bransford – 341, Turner – 333).

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