Macon County Chronicle

  • 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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  • Who, In Their Right Mind, Would Want to Live Near a Gun Range?

    Who, In Their Right Mind, Would Want to Live Near a Gun Range?

    By Debbie Gregory

    A group of anxious property owners attended the Macon County Planning Commission Meeting last Tuesday night, to protest the 157 acre gun range approved to be located on Dry Branch Road, in the southern part of the county, only to be told they were too late, because it was a “done deal.”

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  • Shoulders named MCHS Coach

    Shoulders named MCHS Coach

    Kyle Shoulders has accepted the position of MCHS football coach at Macon County High School.

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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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  • Counterfeit Money Used at Local Market

    Counterfeit Money Used at Local Market

    Local authorities are on the hunt for suspects who paid for items using counterfeit money at a Macon County market last week.

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  • Over 100 Marijuana Plants Seized & Destroyed

    Over 100 Marijuana Plants Seized & Destroyed

    By Jessie Williams

    Over 100 marijuana plants were seized and destroyed by Macon County Sheriff’s Department detectives on Monday, June 4. 

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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