Macon County Chronicle

  • Wanted Woman Charged With Possession of Meth in School Zone

    Wanted Woman Charged With Possession of Meth in School Zone

    By Jessie Williams

    A Lafayette woman with active warrants was arrested near Central Elementary School last week while in possession of methamphetamine. 

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  • Fire Destroys Outbuilding, Threatens Home

    Fire Destroys Outbuilding, Threatens Home

     By Debbie Gregory

    The Lafayette Fire Department was called to a structure fire on March 15, at 6825 Scottsville Road, that destroyed an outbuilding and threatened the home next to it.

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  • Hartsville Man Charged With Murder

    Hartsville Man Charged With Murder

    By Debbie Gregory

    Benjamen Timothy Carter, of Hartsville, has been charged with premeditated murder in connection with the shooting death of 21-year-old Bailey Danielle “Boo” Donoho, a young Portland mother, whose body was discovered on Sunday, March 31, in Trousdale County.

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  • High Speed Chase Suspect Arrested & Charged

    High Speed Chase Suspect Arrested & Charged

    By Jessie Williams

    A Lafayette man with an active warrant was arrested last week after taking officers on a high speed chase on Highway 52.

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  • Domestic Dispute at Jr. Foods Leads to Drug Arrest

    Domestic Dispute at Jr. Foods Leads to Drug Arrest

    By Jessie Williams

    A 20-year-old Bethpage man was arrested last week following reports of a domestic dispute at Jr. Foods. 

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  • Body Discovered in Trousdale County

    Body Discovered in Trousdale County

     On Sunday, March 31, the body of 21-year-old Bailey Donoho was found at a residence in the 2100 block of Browning Branch Road in Trousdale County, Tennessee. Agents with the TBI are investigating. No more information was available at presstime.

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  • Family Loses Home to Fire

    Family Loses Home to Fire

    By Debbie Gregory

    A massive house fire at 1791 Defeated Creek Road has left the Linda Johnson family facing an uncertain future with no home and no insurance assistance. 

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  • Macon Bank & Trust Easter Egg Hunt This Saturday!

    Macon Bank & Trust Easter Egg Hunt This Saturday!

    The Macon Bank & Trust Easter Egg Hunt, which was cancelled last Saturday due to bad weather, has been rescheduled for this Saturday, April 20th, starting at 1:00 p.m., at the main branch located on the Highway 52 By Pass.

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  • Separate Fires Destroy Two Homes

    Separate Fires Destroy Two Homes

    By Debbie Gregory 

    Lafayette firefighters battled separate fires over a three day period, that destroyed two mobile homes on opposite sides of Macon County.

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  • Gun-Wielding Man Arrested on Main St.

    Gun-Wielding Man Arrested on Main St.

    By Jessie Williams 

    Forty-year-old Steven Edward Davis was placed into custody by officers last Friday, April 12, after allegedly pointing a loaded gun at law enforcement and waving the gun around while he walked down Main Street. 

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