Macon County Chronicle

  • Man Flees From Police on Jimtown Rd.

    Man Flees From Police on Jimtown Rd.

    By Jessie Williams 

    A Westmoreland man was apprehended Tuesday, May 19, after fleeing from authorities twice on foot. 

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  • Trousdale Prison: 1,246 Positive COVID-19 Cases 

    Trousdale Prison: 1,246 Positive COVID-19 Cases 

     NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s Unified Command Group (UCG) is announcing today a mass COVID-19 testing initiative will begin next week for all Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) staff and the inmates in their care. 

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  • Lafayette Swimming Pool Now Open!

    Lafayette Swimming Pool Now Open!

    Lafayette Mayor Richard Driver would like to announce that the newly renovated Lafayette Swimming Pool officially opened on Monday, June 1, and is ready for swimmers, drivers and sliders.

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  • Fire Destroys Historic RBS Home

    Fire Destroys Historic RBS Home

    By Debbie Gregory

    A historic two-story home in Red Boiling Springs, which was built in 1914, was completely destroyed by fire on Saturday afternoon, May 30th.

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  • Four Escaped Jail Inmates Captured

    Four Escaped Jail Inmates Captured

    By Jessie Williams 

    Four Macon County inmates, that escaped last week, are back in jail and will be taken before a grand jury to face additional charges.

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  • UPDATE ON COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS ISSUED BY TENNESSEE GOVERNOR BILL LEE ON COUNTY RECREATIONAL FACILITIES

    County residents have inquired about when County recreational facilities such as ballparks would be able to be used based upon the closures and limitations established by the Governor’s Executive Orders. 

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  •  Senator Mark Pody Visits Macon County

    Senator Mark Pody Visits Macon County

    Tennessee Senator Mark Pody was in Lafayette last Thursday morning, and he met with Lafayette Mayor Richard Driver and County Mayor Steve Jones. 

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  • Marijuana Grow Operation Discovered on Pointe Lane

    Marijuana Grow Operation Discovered on Pointe Lane

     By Jessie Williams 

    Arrests are pending after law enforcement discovered a marijuana growing operation at a Pointe Lane residence on Wednesday, May 6. 

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  • Macon Community Hospital Receives $500,000 Rural Hospital Readiness Grant

    Macon Community Hospital Receives $500,000 Rural Hospital Readiness Grant

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. –  Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced the final distribution of $10 million in Small and Rural Hospital Readiness Grants to support smaller hospitals that are facing financial strain due to the ongoing response to COVID-19.

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  • Man Threatens to Shoot Others, Barricades Himself in Home

    Man Threatens to Shoot Others, Barricades Himself in Home

    By Jessie Williams

    A potentially deadly situation was diffused by law enforcement last Friday evening after three hours of negotiations with an armed man who had barricaded himself in his home. 

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