Macon County Chronicle

  • RBSPD Discovers Counterfeit Money Operation

    RBSPD Discovers Counterfeit Money Operation

    In the early morning hours on Monday, November 1st, the Red Boiling Springs Police Department began an investigation into a Twenty (20) and Ten (10) dollar bill that was passed at a local market. Both bills appeared to be counterfeit according to Investigators. As the day progressed, two more counterfeit Twenty (20) dollar bills were recovered from the same market. All bills had the same serial number. 

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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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  • Search Warrant Executed on Tooley Branch Rd.

    Search Warrant Executed on Tooley Branch Rd.

    By Jessie Williams

    A search warrant executed at a Macon County residence last week resulted in two arrests and the discovery of drugs, guns and paraphernalia. 

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  • Wanted Woman Arrested With Meth

    Wanted Woman Arrested With Meth

    By Jessie Williams 

    A Macon County woman is behind bars after officers discovered approximately 7 grams of methamphetamine in her possession. 

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  • County Courthouse Gets A Facelift

    County Courthouse Gets A Facelift

    (Submitted by Macon County Mayor Steve Jones)

    Renovations have started on the exterior of the Macon County Courthouse, located on the public square in Lafayette. “As you drive around the courthouse it looks like it is a very solid building, but when you get up close to it you can see on the outside, where the bricks mortar joints are falling apart and the limestone is breaking off,” said Macon County Mayor Steve Jones. 

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  • Jimmy Cook Passes Away

    Jimmy Cook Passes Away

    A long-time minister and Macon County educator, Mr. Jimmy Cook, passed away on Sunday, November 14, at his home in Red Boiling Springs. He was 89.

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  • Over 227 Grams of Meth

    Over 227 Grams of Meth

    By Jessie Williams 

    Local law enforcement seized 227 grams of meth inside a vehicle last week, and are now on the hunt for the driver, who fled the scene.

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  • RBS Man Killed in Clay Co. Crash

    RBS Man Killed in Clay Co. Crash

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol was the investigating agency of a two-vehicle crash in neighboring Clay County on Thursday, October 21, that killed a Red Boiling Springs man.

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  • Sheriff’s Dept & THP to  Honor Veterans Nov. 6

    Sheriff’s Dept & THP to Honor Veterans Nov. 6

    The Macon County Sheriff’s Department and the Tennessee Highway Patrol will be honoring our local veterans this Saturday, November 6, with a drive-thru meal.

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  • Shop Local This Black Friday!

    Shop Local This Black Friday!

    The Macon County Chronicle would like to encourage readers to support our community businesses by shopping local this holiday season! 

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