Macon County Chronicle

  • Wreck Claims Life of RBS Man

    Wreck Claims Life of RBS Man

    A one vehicle wreck, in Red Boiling Springs, claimed the life of 50-year-old Jeff Wheeler, on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.

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  • Macon County Hillbilly Days This Week!

    Macon County Hillbilly Days This Week!

    Macon County Hillbilly Days returns this week, and promises to be bigger and better than ever before!

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  • Two Drown in Shiloh Swimming Hole

    Two Drown in Shiloh Swimming Hole

    By Jessie Williams 

    Local law enforcement confirmed that a man and a 15-year-old Macon County High School student drowned last Thursday night in the Shiloh swimming hole just off Westfork Creek Rd. 

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  • Former Macon County Detective Arrested

    Former Macon County Detective Arrested

    Former Detective Kevin Templeton was arrested hours after being terminated from the Macon County Sheriff’s Department on Thursday, June 3. 

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  • Macon Community Hospital Celebrates Hospital Week; Spotlight on 4 Stars Rating

    Macon Community Hospital Celebrates Hospital Week; Spotlight on 4 Stars Rating

    A hospital is more than a place where people go to heal, it is a part of the community that represents hope. One of the advantages of a hometown hospital like ours is the personal touch level of care every patient receives when they walk through the doors. It’s the type of care people deserve, and the type of care you may not find when you go out of town for healthcare. At Macon Community Hospital, it’s easy to treat you like family because our patients typically are our neighbors, friends and actual family!

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  • Marijuana Grow Operation Discovered

    Marijuana Grow Operation Discovered

    By Jessie Williams 

    A 34-year-old Lafayette man was arrested earlier this month after law enforcement discovered a marijuana grow operation inside his Old Highway 52 residence. 

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  • Ford Named 20-21 Teacher of Year

    Ford Named 20-21 Teacher of Year

     The Teacher of the Year award is presented annually to a deserving educator within the Macon County School System. Nominees are selected by the building level principals and then voted on by principals and county supervisors.

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  • Governor Lee Announces Safari Enterprises, LLC to Relocate Headquarters, Manufacturing Operations to Macon County

    Governor Lee Announces Safari Enterprises, LLC to Relocate Headquarters, Manufacturing Operations to Macon County

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.  Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Safari Enterprises, LLC officials announced today that the helicopter manufacturer will relocate its headquarters and manufacturing operations from Marianna, Fla. to Lafayette, Tenn.

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  • Kentucky Truck Thief Arrested in Macon County

    Kentucky Truck Thief Arrested in Macon County

    By Jessie Williams
    A man accused of answering an online For Sale ad in Kentucky, and then holding the seller at gunpoint and stealing his truck, was arrested in Macon County last week.

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  • Heroin & Meth Found During Traffic Stop

    Heroin & Meth Found During Traffic Stop

    By Jessie Williams

    Two men were arrested on multiple drug charges following a traffic stop last Monday, May 3.

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