Macon County Chronicle

  • Macon County Mayor’s Office and Macon County Trustee’s Office Personnel Exposed to COVID-19

    County Mayor Steve Jones would like to let everyone know that one of the employees in his office and one of the employees in the Trustee’s office have tested positive for COVID-19 and wlll require all other office staff members in the Mayor and Trustee's office to quarantine.

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  • Drugs & Paraphernalia Seized During Traffic Stop

    Drugs & Paraphernalia Seized During Traffic Stop

    By Jessie Williams 

    A Lafayette man was arrested on multiple drug charges following a traffic stop on Highway 10.

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  • Woman Killed in Sunday Wreck

    Woman Killed in Sunday Wreck

    By Debbie Gregory

    On Sunday morning, December 6, the Tennessee Highway Patrol was dispatched to the intersection of Scottsville Road and Cold Springs Road, to investigate a two-vehicle wreck that killed a Kentucky woman.

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  • Drugs Found in Car Parked at Sheriff’s Dept.

    Drugs Found in Car Parked at Sheriff’s Dept.

    By Jessie Williams

    Two Red Boiling Springs residents were arrested last week on multiple drug charges after one of them walked into the Macon County Sheriff’s Department to speak with an officer while under the influence. 

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  • Macon Community Hospital Adds COVID-19 Testing Tent

    Macon Community Hospital Adds COVID-19 Testing Tent

    Macon Community Hospital has added a collection tent for COVID19 samples for rapid testing and PCR testing.

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  • Ben Scruggs Passes Away Following Wreck

    Ben Scruggs Passes Away Following Wreck

    A 42-year-old Lafayette man lost his life following a wreck last Friday, January 8. 

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  • Three Arrested on Burglary & Theft Charges

    Three Arrested on Burglary & Theft Charges

    By Jessie Williams 

    Three Cookeville residents were recently arrested by Macon County authorities on burglary and theft charges. 

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  • Truck Stolen, Officer Injured Following Pursuit

    Truck Stolen, Officer Injured Following Pursuit

    By Jessie Williams 

    Macon County Deputy Tim Freeman was transported to Skyline Medical Center Monday, December 7, from injuries he incurred while attempting to apprehend a suspect who stole a truck in broad daylight the day before. 

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  • Confusion over COVID-19 Vaccine

    Confusion over COVID-19 Vaccine

    By Mark Darnell

     There has been some concern over how and when the new Covid-19 vaccine will be dispersed and given to people here in Macon County. 

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  • Over $20,000 in Stolen Items Found in Search

    Over $20,000 in Stolen Items Found in Search

    By Jessie Williams 

    Local authorities seized stolen items valued at approximately $25,000 from a Witcher Hollow residence last week. 

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