Macon County Chronicle

  • Commissioners Vote to Increase Impact Fees

    Commissioners Vote to Increase Impact Fees

    At the March 15th meeting of the Macon County Legislative Body commissioners voted to increase the impact fees, which is a one-time fee imposed on anybody building a house.

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  • Early Voting for RBS Election Starts April 5

    Early Voting for RBS Election Starts April 5

    By Debbie Gregory

    Early voting for the Red Boiling Springs Municipal Election begins on Monday, April 5, 2021, and ends on Monday, April 19, 2021.

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  • Woman Killed in House Fire

    Woman Killed in House Fire

    By Debbie Gregory

    On Thursday morning, April 1, the Lafayette Fire Department responded to a house fire on Hicks Hollow Road, that killed a Macon County woman.

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  • Unfinished Business...Finished!

    Unfinished Business...Finished!

    By Mark Darnell

    The Macon County High School Tigerettes advanced to the TSSAA Class AA State Tournament this past week with some unfinished business.

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  • Ray Goad Retiring from Tri-County Electric Board of Directors

    Ray Goad Retiring from Tri-County Electric Board of Directors

    After representing District L (Lafayette) members for the past 33 years, Ray Goad is retiring from the Tri-County Electric Board of Directors. “Tri-County Electric is a better organization because of Ray Goad’s service. He embodies the cooperative way of doing business; his leadership and his dedication to our members and employees will be missed”, said Paul Thompson, Executive V.P. & General Manager.

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  • FEMA Offers COVID-19 Funeral Assistance

    FEMA Offers COVID-19 Funeral Assistance

    The COVID-19 pandemic has brought overwhelming grief to many families. At FEMA, our mission is to help people before, during and after disasters. We are dedicated to helping ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the virus.

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  • Five Search Warrants Executed

    Five Search Warrants Executed

    By Jessie Williams 

    Officers from the Macon County Sheriff’s Department executed five search warrants earlier this month in locations across Macon County, resulting in five arrests and the seizure of drugs, cash and drug paraphernalia. 

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  • Assault, Domestic Violence & Criminal Trespassing

    Assault, Domestic Violence & Criminal Trespassing

    By Jessie Williams

    A man was arrested and charged with criminal trespassing, assault, domestic violence and evading arrest after an incident where he allegedly threatened his girlfriend and her grandmother with bodily harm.

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  • Lafayette Man Arrested For Burglaries

    Lafayette Man Arrested For Burglaries

    By Jessie Williams 

    A Lafayette man is behind bars after local enforcement connected him to a burglary, following his recent release from jail for the same crime. 

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  • April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

    April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

    Macon County Mayor Steve Jones signed a proclamation on Tuesday, April 6, declaring April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. He is pictured with Macon County Clerk Connie Blackwell, Suzanne Salyer-Stephens Center Healthy Families, Scott Ridgway-Executive Director of the 15th Judicial District Child Advocacy Center, and Julie Vantrease-Compliance Officer & Director of Social Services at Macon Community Hospital.

    The Child Abuse Prevention Pinwheel Garden is displayed on the front lawn of Citizens Bank during the month of April, and the pinwheels represent children who were served at the 15th Judicial District Child Advocacy Center. This is to acknowledge that abuse happens in our backyard and to our children. For every Pinwheel, there is a child who has survived or is surviving the trauma of abuse. It is everyone’s responsibility to promote awareness of abuse and be the voice of a child!

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