Macon County Chronicle

  • Structure Fire at Stockyard

    Structure Fire at Stockyard

    By Debbie Gregory

    The Lafayette Fire Department was called to the Browning Livestock Market, located at 904 Scottsville Road, at 12:28 a.m. on Thursday, June 28, after Sgt. Jeff Tucker, of the Lafayette Police Department, spotted a fire while on patrol.

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  • Citizens Bank Announces Main Office Expansion & Renovation

    Citizens Bank Announces Main Office Expansion & Renovation

    Lafayette, TN – June 13, 2018 – Citizens Bank announced today that it has broken ground on an expansion and renovation of their main office facility at 400 Highway 52 in Lafayette.  The renovation of 18,000 square feet of existing space, plus a two-story expansion of almost 5,000 square feet, will provide workspace for 45 additional employees.

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  • Meth, Marijuana Found in Vehicle of Erratic Driver

    Meth, Marijuana Found in Vehicle of Erratic Driver

    By Jessie Williams

    A Portland woman was arrested Sunday, July 1, after Macon County officers discovered meth and marijuana inside her vehicle - likely for the purpose of resale. 

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  • Local Fourth of July Events Planned

    Local Fourth of July Events Planned

    By: Jessie Williams

    If you haven’t decided how you and your family will celebrate our nation’s birthday this year, several events have been scheduled in, and around, Macon County including a Pre-Fourth of July Celebration at The White House Assisted Living in Lafayette, an Independence Day Parade in Hartsville, and a Fourth of July celebration & BBQ in Hermitage Springs.

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  • 43rd Annual Macon County Hillbilly Days June 21-23

    43rd Annual Macon County Hillbilly Days June 21-23

    By: Jessie Williams

    Pack up the lawn chairs and bring the entire family out to the 43rd Annual Macon County Hillbilly Days event sponsored by the Lafayette Lions and Lioness Lions Clubs on June 21, 22 and 23 at Key Park.

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  • First Tennessee Bank Opens Financial Center in Lafayette

    First Tennessee Bank Opens Financial Center in Lafayette

    Tennessee's oldest bank is honored to begin serving the Macon County community following the merger with Capital Bank.

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  • Rollover Wreck: Two Airlifted

    Rollover Wreck: Two Airlifted

    By Debbie Gregory

    Two Macon County people were airlifted for medical treatment following a one vehicle rollover wreck that ejected them both, late Friday afternoon, June 8. 

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  • Drag Racing: MCHS Teenager Killed

    Drag Racing: MCHS Teenager Killed

    By Debbie Gregory

    A Macon County teenager was killed and his passenger injured following a tragic drag racing wreck on Long Creek Road, near the Johnson Road intersection, on Friday night, June 22. 

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  • Hot Rod Power Tour Rolls Through Lafayette

    Hot Rod Power Tour Rolls Through Lafayette

    The 24th Annual Hot Rod Power Tour rolled through Lafayette on Sunday, June 10th, with a reported 6,000 vehicles traveling city to city with Chattanooga, Tennessee, one of the designated stops.

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  • Lafayette Man Charged in Hartsville

    Lafayette Man Charged in Hartsville

    By Debbie Gregory

    Twenty-four-year-old Tyler B. Manning, of Lafayette, faces a charge of unlawful possession of a weapon (handgun), after he was reported walking on Browning Branch Road in Hartsville at approximately 5:44 a.m. on June 15.

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