Macon County Chronicle

  • Drugs & Pill Press Seized: Approx. 2,000 Pills Made Daily

    Drugs & Pill Press Seized: Approx. 2,000 Pills Made Daily

    By Jessie Williams

    A year-long joint investigation between the Macon County Sheriff’s Department, the Red Boiling Springs Police Department, the Lafayette Police Department and the Tennessee High Patrol has resulted in the arrest of Red Boiling Springs Mayor Joel Rae Coe, and the discovery of a long-rumored pill press that has supplied our community with thousands of illegal narcotic drugs including Heroin, Meth, Morphine, Ecstasy and Fentanyl.

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  • "Jackhammer" Truck & Tractor Pull This Saturday, May 11

    By Debbie Gregory

    Another year has come and gone, and it’s time once again for The Terry “Jackhammer” Driver Annual Scholarship Fundraiser Truck & Tractor Pull this Saturday night, May 11th, 2019, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Macon County Fairgrounds. The Middle Tennessee Puller’s Association, LLC (MTPA),  will be presented by the Lafayette Fire Department and admission is: $12; 6-12 years, $7.00; 5 & under is free.

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  • Man Threatens Woman With Machete, Flees

    Man Threatens Woman With Machete, Flees

    By Jessie Williams

    A Westmoreland man who was seen chasing a woman with a machete last Sunday, was detained by authorities after attempting to flee.

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  • Man Assaulted in Road Rage Incident

    Man Assaulted in Road Rage Incident

    By Jessie Williams

    A road rage incident led to the assault of a Macon County man on Wixtown Road last Friday, May 10.

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  • Kinsley's Care Fund Benefit This Saturday

    Kinsley's Care Fund Benefit This Saturday

    By Debbie Gregory

    Kinsley Rayne Dodson, infant daughter of Dusty and Elizabeth Dodson, was born on February 27 with a heart condition, and she needs our help. 

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  • RBS Patrol Car Set on Fire

    RBS Patrol Car Set on Fire

    By Jessie Williams

    Thanks to a nearby security camera, Red Boiling Springs police were able to identify the suspect who allegedly set an RBS Police Department patrol car on fire Monday, April 15. 

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  • Man Killed in Farming Accident

    Man Killed in Farming Accident

    By Debbie Gregory

    Sixty-three-year-old Larry Wayne Shockley, of Lafayette, was killed in a farming accident last Friday.

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  • Keithandre Murray Guilty of Murder

    Keithandre Murray Guilty of Murder

    By Debbie Gregory

    A Lebanon man, who was a co-defendant in a Macon County double homicide, was convicted of two counts of first degree premeditated murder last Friday by a jury in the Macon County Criminal Court.

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  • Seven People Confirmed Dead in Westmoreland

    Seven People Confirmed Dead in Westmoreland

    An investigation by the TBI to uncover the events that led to the deaths of seven people in Westmoreland, is continuing this week after suspect Michael Cummins was taken into custody Saturday night following a massive manhunt.

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  • Meth Rock Found in Woman’s Body Cavity 

    Meth Rock Found in Woman’s Body Cavity 

    By Jessie Williams 

    A canister containing a meth rock was discovered inside the body cavity of a Lafayette woman last week as she was being booked into the Macon County Jail. 

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