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MCHS Students Join Vanderbilt in 'Twist of Fate' Project PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Macon County High School seniors Jerika Shrum, Cassy Adcock and Holly Doss have teamed up with Vanderbilt University graduate students Jill Robinson, Jule Phenis and Ashley Byars for project ‘Twist of Fate,’ a publication covering the progress of three communities devastated by the February 5th tornado. 

Scheduled for release near the one-year anniversary of the tornado’s destruction, the free publication will include stories, interviews and photos that document the healing and recovery of each community and its residents.

Currently involved in the photography portion of the project, Shrum, Adock and Doss have been assigned to capture photos focusing on three main subjects; ‘Introducing the Community,’ ‘Identifying the Strength of the Community,’ and ‘Aftermath & Rebuilding.’

Using a type of photography called ‘Photovoice,’ where a photographer tells a story through pictures, the girls are currently photographing tornado-stricken areas in Macon County that are under construction or have been rebuilt.

Lafayette Police Department Announces Retirement of K-9 Officer Leah PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Lafayette Fleetwood Plant Benefits from Kentucky Plant Closure PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
November 25, 2008 – Bill Graves, General Manager of the Fleetwood Homes plant in Lafayette, announced yesterday the closing of Fleetwood’s plant in Benton, Ky. According to Mr. Graves, all production will be shifted from Benton to Fleetwood’s plant in Lafayette, Tenn.
Chamber of Commerce 2008 Christmas Parade, Dec. 6 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Plans are being finalized for the December 6th Christmas Parade. Floats large and small will adorn the streets of Lafayette.  Antique cars and tractors, horse and buggies, the Shriners, and of course Santa Claus will be part of “Christmas in Paradise”. The parade, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, is always a big hit, so get there early and spend the day in Lafayette, doing business with hometown folks.  

State Comptroller's Office Declines Request for RBS Audit PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, November 18, 2008

After recently circulated city employee embezzlement rumors led the Red Boiling Springs City Council to vote to contact the State Comptroller’s Office last month to inquire about a city audit, Dennis Dycus, Director of the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury, Division of Municipal Audit, responded via E-mail to the city’s request.

Dycus’ response, which was presented to the council during its regular Nov. 13th meeting, is as follows:

‘As you already know, the city’s financial affairs are audited by a public accounting firm which contracts through our office to perform said audits. With a staff of only 19 people, I do not have the personnel or financial resources to perform financial audits of local governments in Tennessee. The only types of audits we do perform are those related to fraud, waste and abuse. Unless there is specific evidence of such, I must respectfully decline your request for the reasons stated above.’

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