Macon County Chronicle

  • Two Macon County Men Killed in Wilson Co. Crash

    Two Macon County Men Killed in Wilson Co. Crash

    Two Macon County men, 50-year-old James “Jamie” Woodard and 24-year-old Cody Perdue, were killed in a two-vehicle crash in Wilson County on Monday night, August 30, 2021.

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  • Lafayette Police Investigating Wreck 

    Lafayette Police Investigating Wreck 

    An Athens, Tennessee man was driving a minivan on Church Street toward Highway 52, when he lost control of his vehicle and hit a mailbox. His vehicle flipped, pinning him in. After he was extricated, he was airlifted for medical treatment. Those responding were the Lafayette Police Department, Macon County EMS, Lafayette Fire Department, and Macon County Rescue Squad. This is still an open investigation by the Lafayette Police Department. No more information was available at press time. (Photo by K. Belle)

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  • TBI Investigating RBS Death

    TBI Investigating RBS Death

    Tennessee Bureau of Investigation special agents are investigating a death in Red Boiling Springs, after a woman was found dead in her home on Tuesday night, August 10, 2021.

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  • Over $200,000 in Property Stolen From Former Boss

    Over $200,000 in Property Stolen From Former Boss

    By Jessie Williams 

    Four suspects were arrested in Macon County last week after local authorities discovered over $200,000 in property stolen from a Kentucky business that two of the thieves were former employees of. 

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  • Six Arrested in Credit Card Fraud Case

    Six Arrested in Credit Card Fraud Case

    By Jessie Williams 

    Six arrests have been made by Lafayette Police Department detectives so far in an ongoing investigation into credit card fraud.

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  • COVID Cases Climb, MCH Asks For Support

    COVID Cases Climb, MCH Asks For Support

    Macon Community Hospital is once again asking for support from our communities in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic. Every hospital in our state is experiencing capacity issues due to the surge in COVID patients. All ICU beds are currently full in most hospitals in every major metropolitan area of the state. These are the hospitals that normally accept transfers of the sickest patients from our hospital and healthcare providers, so when these facilities are full, it affects the healthcare system statewide. This means that if you or a loved one need treatment for any type of serious healthcare problem like a severe injury, heart attack, or stroke, you may not be able to access the care you need, when you need it.

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  • Injury Crash in Red Boiling Springs

    Injury Crash in Red Boiling Springs

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol investigated a one vehicle injury crash in Red Boiling Springs on Thursday, August 19, 2021.

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  • Around 224 Grams of Meth Seized

    Around 224 Grams of Meth Seized

    By Jessie Williams 

    A 32-year-old Westmoreland man was arrested last week on a slew of drug and weapon charges following a traffic stop that led to the discovery of approximately 224 grams (8 ounces) of methamphetamine. 

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  • RBS Man Charged in Wife's Death

    RBS Man Charged in Wife's Death

    MACON COUNTY – An investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Red Boiling Springs man, charged with killing his wife and family dogs.

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  • Woman Dies in Camper Fire

    Woman Dies in Camper Fire

    An 83-year-old woman died in a camper fire on Trammel Creek Road, in Macon County, early Wednesday morning, September 8.

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