Macon County Chronicle

  • Sheriff’s Dept. Responds to COVID-19

    Sheriff’s Dept. Responds to COVID-19

    By Jessie Williams

    The Macon County Sheriff’s Department has recently announced its plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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  • City of RBS: Pay Up By 25th, Or Be Cut Off

    By Debbie Gregory

    A special called meeting of the Red Boiling Springs City Council was held at City Hall on Monday, March 2 at 5:30 p.m. Mayor Kenneth Hollis presided with the following council members present: McCrary, Rich, Smalling, Carver and McGowan.

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  • Macon Community Hospital Releases Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness Information

    Macon Community Hospital Releases Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness Information

    Macon Community Hospital is committed to providing the highest quality care and ensuring the safety of our patients, employees, providers, volunteers and visitors. We are continuing to monitor the evolving situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) and are taking the necessary steps to ensure we are fully prepared to care for patients, in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and in partnership with our local and state health departments.

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  • Man Arrested Near Preschool With Drugs, a Gun & Ammo

    Man Arrested Near Preschool With Drugs, a Gun & Ammo

    By Jessie Williams 

    A 40-year-old Lafayette man was arrested in a local preschool parking lot on February 27 after officers discovered drugs, a pistol and ammunition in his vehicle.

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  • Teen Faces Statutory Rape & Other Charges

    Teen Faces Statutory Rape & Other Charges

    Eighteen-year-old Austin Dale Sanders, of Macon County, was charged on March 22 with statutory rape, sexual battery, two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and two counts of solicitation of a person under the age of 18.

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  • Theft Spree From Alabama to Macon County, TN

    Theft Spree From Alabama to Macon County, TN

    By Jessie Williams

    Two suspects believed to have been on a multi-state theft spree, hitting numerous residencesand construction sites, were taken into custody by Macon County law enforcement Tuesday February 25.

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  • Stolen ATV Recovered by Authorities

    Stolen ATV Recovered by Authorities

    By Jessie Williams 

    A 35-year-old Lafayette man was arrested on multiple charges after a suspicious person riding an ATV on private property was reported to authorities Saturday, February 15. 

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  • NCTC Employee Recognized for Bravery: Jeff Powell Faces Armed Gunman While Out on Home Service Repair

    NCTC Employee Recognized for Bravery: Jeff Powell Faces Armed Gunman While Out on Home Service Repair

     Lafayette, Tennessee — NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association recognized NCTC employee Jeff Powell at its annual Rural Telecom Industry Meeting & EXPO (RTIME) conference in Phoenix, Arizona, earlier this week. Powell, a central office technician at NCTC, received a Heroism Award for his bravery in the face of an armed gunman while out on a home service repair.

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  • Garrett Guilty of Facilitation of First Degree Murder

    Garrett Guilty of Facilitation of First Degree Murder

    By Debbie Gregory

    A Macon County jury deliberated for four and a half hours on Friday, March 6, before finding 33-year-old Rodney Garrett, of Antioch, a co-defendant in a Macon County double homicide, guilty of two counts of facilitation of first degree murder in the shooting deaths of two people at a residence on New Harmony Road in 2017. 

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  • Macon County Schools Closing March 17- April 12

    Macon County Schools Closing March 17- April 12

    On Monday, March 16, Governor Bill Lee issued a statement in response to the Coronavirus urging every school district in Tennessee to close as soon as practically possible, with all schools expected to close by Friday, March 20, 2020, at the latest. Schools should remain closed through March 31, to further mitigate the spread of the infectious disease, and further guidance will be issued prior to March 31. 

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