Macon County Chronicle

  • Probation Search: Child Abuse & Drug Charges

    Probation Search: Child Abuse & Drug Charges

    By Jessie Williams 

    A Lafayette couple was arrested last week on drug on child abuse and drug charges following a probation search of their home.

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  • House Fire Claims Lives of Mother & Two Children

    House Fire Claims Lives of Mother & Two Children

    By Jessie Williams

    A house fire on Oak Grove Rd. in Red Boiling Springs, claimed the lives of 26-year-old Heather Reid and two of her children - ages 5 and 2.

    The fire occurred during the early morning hours of Tuesday, February 2, 2021, and was classified as a total loss.

    Heather's husband and 6-year-old son survived the fire.

    A Go Fund Me page has been set up by a family member to help with the funeral cost of the three vicitms. To donate, visit gofundme.com and search for 'Funeral Expenses for Heather Reid's Family" organized by Brittany Pryor. 

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Reid family. 

    No further information is available at this time. 

     

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  • Governor Lifts Nursing Home Restrictions

    Governor Lifts Nursing Home Restrictions

    (2/26/2021) NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee released the following statement to accompany his signing of Executive Orders 77, 78 and 79:

    “Our state’s COVID-19 numbers continue to improve thanks to efficient vaccine distribution and efforts to protect our most vulnerable citizens,” said Gov. Lee. “I have authorized continuation of a limited state of emergency through April 28th in order to keep critical healthcare deregulation in place and ensure continued federal funding compliance, and to lift state visitation restrictions on nursing home and long-term care facilities. To be very clear, my orders do not include any restriction on business. We will continue to focus on delivering vaccines to every corner of the state, ensuring kids get back in the classroom and building on our strong economic recovery.”

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  • Theft Suspect Fires Gun at Officers

    Theft Suspect Fires Gun at Officers

    By Jessie Williams 

    Two men were arrested, and one was charged with attempted criminal homicide of a law enforcement officer, following a chain of events that took place after a Macon County resident reported a possible wreck on February 17, 2021. 

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  • First Fatality On Macon County Roads This Year

    First Fatality On Macon County Roads This Year

    By Debbie Gregory

    A one-vehicle wreck on Wednesday, February 3, 2021, resulted in the first traffic fatality on Macon County roads this year.

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  • Two Arrested in Stolen Van, Pulling Stolen Camper

    Two Arrested in Stolen Van, Pulling Stolen Camper

    By Jessie Williams

    Two suspects in a stolen vehicle were apprehended last week after attempting to flee authorities.

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  • Over 16 Grams of Cocaine Inside RBS Home

    Over 16 Grams of Cocaine Inside RBS Home

    By Jessie Williams 

    Two men and a woman were arrested last week after Macon County Sheriff’s Department officers searched a Red Boiling Springs home and discovered a large amount of cocaine, along with paraphernalia commonly used in the sale of narcotics. 

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  • 2021 HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACE SPECIAL ENROLLMENT

    LAFAYETTE, Tenn. – Contact the Macon County Community Health Center/Health Department to receive free, face-to-face assistance with applying for health insurance through the Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for individuals and families for Marketplace coverage in response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.  Macon County Community Health Center/Health Department has certified application counselors available to assist you. 

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  • Please Stop Littering, It's a Crime in Tennessee

    Please Stop Littering, It's a Crime in Tennessee

    Macon County Sheriff Mark Gammons is urging the public to please stop littering. Not only does littering make our county look bad, but it’s a crime.

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  • Winter Weather System Hits Macon County

    Winter Weather System Hits Macon County

    Macon County was hit by freezing fog and freezing drizzle on Sunday, February 14, and according to Regina Flippin, of the Macon County Highway Department, this caused a thin layer of black ice on our county roads.

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