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Early Voting Begins July 18 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, July 14, 2008

If waiting in long lines at the polling places, after an already long day at work, is not your cup of tea, then early voting at the office of the Election Commission offers an agreeable alternative. The office is located at 111 East Locust Street in Lafayette, across the street from the Lafayette Police Department.

Early voting for the upcoming State Primary and County General August 7 election begins on Friday, July 18 at 8 a.m. and runs through noon on Saturday, August 2. The office will be open for early voting each weekday from 8 p.m. till 4:30, and on Saturdays (July 19, 26, and August 2) from 8 p.m. till noon.

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Commissioners Vote Yes to New Creek Clean-Up Plans PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
After hearing a new plan from District Conservationist Phillip Dixon at their Committee as a Whole meeting on Monday night, commissioners decided to go ahead with continued clean-up of tornado debris from creek beds at seven new locations; or at least to pass the proposal on to their regular meeting on July 21. The cost to the county: $55,000 or 10% of the estimated $550,000 that the job will cost.
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Macon County Senior Center Finds A New Home PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Six anxious members of the Macon County Senior Center Board of Directors signed papers on Wednesday, July 2, to purchase a 7,000 square-foot building that will soon be the new home of the Macon County Senior Center (MCSC).

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Cumberland River Coming to Lafayette, One Way or Another PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 8, 2008

It may not be too long before Cumberland River water flows from the faucets of Lafayette, if plans for a new water line extension to Hartsville go according to plan.

Which plan goes, however, is still somewhat up in the air, after the July 1st Lafayette City Council meeting.

Plans for a water line to Hartsville, which gets its water from the Cumberland River, began after last summer’s drought, when the city’s springs failed to supply enough water and even the city’s connection to the Barren River seemed dangerously near to failing.

In December of 2007, the council decided that it would be better to run a water line from the Cumberland River rather than develop additional springs or depend on the Barren River source through another drought year.

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RBS Man Allegedly Killed by Brother-In-Law PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Tommy “Rat” Adams, 30, of 5 Marie Lane in Red Boiling Springs, was reportedly shot and killed during a domestic dispute at approximately 12:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 3, by his brother-in-law 42-year-old Ralph Cox Jr.

According to Clay County Chief Deputy Brandon Boone, Cox arrived at Adams’ residence that morning accusing Adams of stealing property that belonged to him and a verbal altercation between the two broke out.

“I believe there were a few items that Cox believed his brother-in-law had stole from him,” stated Boone. “I know that there was a radio in discussion.”

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