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Macon County: Five Years After the February 5, 2008 Tornado

 Pictured left to right: Macon County Sheriff Mark Gammons, Lafayette Fire Chief & EMA Director Keith Scruggs, County Mayor Shelvy Linville, Macon County Emergency Medical Services Director Randall Kirby, City Mayor Richard Driver, Lafayette Police Chief Stacy Gann, and Macon County Rescue Squad Director and Assistant EMA Director Don Stevens. (Photo by D. Gregory)

The eyes of the world were on Macon County following the Tuesday, February 5, 2008 outbreak of tornadoes that was produced by powerful storm cells that moved into Middle Tennessee. It’s hard to believe it’s been five years since parts of our beloved community vanished forever, when homes were lifted – then tossed into the air, trees snatched from the ground, and numerous lives lost when a massive twister touched down and left a 20 mile path of wreckage across our county.

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