Macon County Chronicle

  • Woman Dies in Camper Fire

    Woman Dies in Camper Fire

    An 83-year-old woman died in a camper fire on Trammel Creek Road, in Macon County, early Wednesday morning, September 8.

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  • Macon Man Arrested For Child Rape: $1,000,000 Bond

    Macon Man Arrested For Child Rape: $1,000,000 Bond

    By Jessie Williams 

    A 55-year-old Macon County man is behind bars on a $1,000,000 bond for the rape and sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl that is reported to have been going on since she was just 6 years old. 

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  • October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and there isn't one person who has not been affected in some way by this disease. Cancer doesn’t discriminate among its victims and whether we have had it ourselves, or have had a family member or friend who’s battled it, we need to realize the importance of early detection and the need for all women to become informed on this life-threatening disease.

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  • COVID Cases Climb, MCH Asks For Support

    COVID Cases Climb, MCH Asks For Support

    Macon Community Hospital is once again asking for support from our communities in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic. Every hospital in our state is experiencing capacity issues due to the surge in COVID patients. All ICU beds are currently full in most hospitals in every major metropolitan area of the state. These are the hospitals that normally accept transfers of the sickest patients from our hospital and healthcare providers, so when these facilities are full, it affects the healthcare system statewide. This means that if you or a loved one need treatment for any type of serious healthcare problem like a severe injury, heart attack, or stroke, you may not be able to access the care you need, when you need it.

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  • Woman Sleeping in Car Arrested for Meth

    Woman Sleeping in Car Arrested for Meth

    By Jessie Williams 

    A 19-year-old Lafayette woman was arrested last week after officers discovered methamphetamine inside the vehicle she and a male passenger were sleeping in.

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  • K-9 Assists in Traffic Stop, Drugs Found

    K-9 Assists in Traffic Stop, Drugs Found

    By Jessie Williams 

    A Macon County drug K-9 assisted Lafayette Police in a traffic stop last week, resulting in two arrests. 

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  • Theft, Burglary & Vandalism Charges

    Theft, Burglary & Vandalism Charges

    By Jessie Williams 

    A 28-year-old male remains incarcerated after officers discovered he was driving a stolen car -  loaded with stolen items. 

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  • Two Macon County Men Killed in Wilson Co. Crash

    Two Macon County Men Killed in Wilson Co. Crash

    Two Macon County men, 50-year-old James “Jamie” Woodard and 24-year-old Cody Perdue, were killed in a two-vehicle crash in Wilson County on Monday night, August 30, 2021.

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  • State of TN and Macon County to Honor Lafayette-Native Rita Coolidge With “Tennessee Music Pathways” Marker

    State of TN and Macon County to Honor Lafayette-Native Rita Coolidge With “Tennessee Music Pathways” Marker

    Lafayette native, Rita Coolidge, one of the most influential female singers and songwriters of her generation will be honored by the State of Tennessee and Macon County with the installation of a “Tennessee Music Pathways” marker.

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  • Drugs, Guns & Animal  Cruelty: Four Men Arrested

    Drugs, Guns & Animal Cruelty: Four Men Arrested

    By Jessie Williams 

    Four men were arrested last week on multiple charges including cruelty to animals and manufacturing of narcotics, after officers discovered drugs, guns and animals in poor condition at a Hartsville Road residence. 

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