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Two Airlifted After 3-Vehicle Crash PDF Print E-mail
Monday, May 12, 2008

A three-vehicle accident on May 7A three-vehicle accident on May 7 occurred on Hwy 52, which left the highway blocked off for seven hours while the highway crew worked to remove the debris.

Kaitlin Kirby, 18 of Old Highway 52, Lafayette was driving an 2003 Infinity heading east bound on Hwy 52 and for some unknown reason, crossed over the center line and hit a blue mini van head on.

The mini van, driven by Angela Lewis, 41 of Pleasant Shade was pushed to the right side of the road as the Infinity spun outwards. Traveling behind the mini van was Jerry Woodard, of Watertown driving a tractor-trailer full of scrap metal and two junk cars.

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Board of Regeants Takes Over Tri-County Vocational School PDF Print E-mail
Monday, May 12, 2008

The Tri-County Vocational School will begin to operate under the guidance of the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) beginning next fall, according to Director Jerry Spivey and TBR Vice-Chancellor James King, with tentative plans to turn the school into an instructional service center of the Tennessee Technology Center at Hartsville.

“I am very excited about the potential to expand up there,” said Mae Banks, Director of the Hartsville Technology Center, “and begin offering students there dual credits.”

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RBS Council Lowers Tax Rate; Parks City Vehicles PDF Print E-mail
Monday, May 12, 2008

RBS Council Park CarsRed Boiling Springs council members again put off appointing someone to fill the seat vacated by Billy Whitley in April, after City Attorney Jon Wells pointed out the possible unsuitability of the three people interested in the position: Kenethia Woodard, Billy Joe Carver, and RBS Assistant Police Chief Steve Evans.

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Tragic Handgun Accident Claims Life of Child PDF Print E-mail
Monday, May 5, 2008

The Dearaujo family (l-r): Omkara, Rhonda, Pema, Tulasi, Lila, and Bhajan. (Photo submitted)The tragic misfire of an illegally altered .25 caliper handgun ended the life of eight-year-old Pema Ozer Shakti Dearaujo on the evening of Monday, May 5, 2008. Pema, a native of Macon County, was currently a resident of Trace Creek Road in Clay County, and a kindergarten student in Miss Amanda’s class at Hermitage Springs.

Born February 11, 2000, Pema was the son of Rhonda Dearaujo and the brother of Omkara (7), Tulasi (14), Bhajan (20), and Lila (21) Dearaujo, and Heather Mucha (30) of Detroit, Michigan.

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Alexander Funeral Home Under New Ownership PDF Print E-mail
Monday, May 5, 2008

Phillip and Shirley Anderson, co-owners of the Alexander Funeral Home and the Macon County Memorial Gardens in Lafayette, are selling to Guthrie and Mary Hammer and Brad and Andrea Tuttle.

Funeral director Jerry Caps will remain at the funeral home.

After much prayer, Phillip and Shirley decided it would be best to sell as there are a few people in Macon County that feel they need to have a choice in who takes care of their family during a very difficult time.

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