Macon County Chronicle

  • Search Warrant Executed: Approx. 1 lb. of Marijuana Found

    Search Warrant Executed: Approx. 1 lb. of Marijuana Found

    By Jessie Williams

    Approximately 1 lb. of marijuana, methamphetamine, narcotics and drug paraphernalia were discovered after local authorities executed a search warrant last week.

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  • Trousdale County Wreck Kills Two: Five fatalities in Less Than a Week on Area Highways

    Trousdale County Wreck Kills Two: Five fatalities in Less Than a Week on Area Highways

    By Debbie Gregory

    Two more people were killed on another one of our area highways, when a tractor-trailer and a car crashed on Highway 10 South last Wednesday, February 12, in neighboring Trousdale County.

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  • Burger King Drive-Thru Customer Arrested

    Burger King Drive-Thru Customer Arrested

    By Jessie Williams 

    A Burger King drive-thru customer was arrested last Thursday after employees reported they suspected she was under the influence. 

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  • K-9 Alerts to Drugs in Vehicle: Heroin Found Inside

    K-9 Alerts to Drugs in Vehicle: Heroin Found Inside

    By Jessie Williams

    A 55-year-old Cookeville man was arrested last week after a Macon County drug K-9 alerted authorities to drugs in his vehicle.

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  • NCTC Employee Recognized for Bravery: Jeff Powell Faces Armed Gunman While Out on Home Service Repair

    NCTC Employee Recognized for Bravery: Jeff Powell Faces Armed Gunman While Out on Home Service Repair

     Lafayette, Tennessee — NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association recognized NCTC employee Jeff Powell at its annual Rural Telecom Industry Meeting & EXPO (RTIME) conference in Phoenix, Arizona, earlier this week. Powell, a central office technician at NCTC, received a Heroism Award for his bravery in the face of an armed gunman while out on a home service repair.

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  • Early Voting for Presidential Primary Election in Full Swing

    Early Voting for Presidential Primary Election in Full Swing

    By Jessie Williams

    Early voting for the March 3, 2020 Presidential Preference Primary Election began Wednesday, February 12, and will run through February 25. 

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  • Three Arrested on Meth Charges

    Three Arrested on Meth Charges

    By Jessie Williams

    Three individuals were arrested on drug charges last week following a routine traffic stop.

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  • Late Night Wreck Kills Three

    Late Night Wreck Kills Three

    By Debbie Gregory

    Emergency responders were called to the area of 6402 Highway 52 West, in Macon County, late Saturday night, February 8, to the scene of a deadly three-vehicle wreck.

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  • Stolen ATV Recovered by Authorities

    Stolen ATV Recovered by Authorities

    By Jessie Williams 

    A 35-year-old Lafayette man was arrested on multiple charges after a suspicious person riding an ATV on private property was reported to authorities Saturday, February 15. 

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  • Arrest on Church St.

    Arrest on Church St.

    By Jessie Williams 

    A Lafayette man is behind bars after allegedly attempting to assault a police officer, violating an order of protection and being in possession of drugs. 

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