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Two Teens Charged in Lafayette Burglaries PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Eighteen-year-old Patrick Wesley Bandy and 19-year-old Brandon Lee Likens, were charged with the burglary and vandalism of two Lafayette businesses on Thursday, July 24.
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RBS Hotel Owners Fight Back PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Less than charmed by the prospect of a 5% hotel/motel tax, the owners of Red Boiling Springs’ historic hotels – The Armour, The Donoho, and The Thomas House – intend to turn out in-force to oppose such a tax at the August meetings of the county court.

“We want the commissioners to know that we’re very unhappy about it,” said Evelyn Cole, owner/operator of The Thomas House, a family-run business.  “The commissioners I’ve talked to since the July 21 meeting didn’t know how we felt about it.”

Two of the RBS hotel owners said they had not been contacted by the Tourism Committee, and didn’t know that the issue was to be voted on at the last meeting of commissioners.

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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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