Macon County Chronicle

  • Man Resists Arrest, Breaks Officer's Body Cam

    Man Resists Arrest, Breaks Officer's Body Cam

    By Jessie Williams

    Stewart James Durham, age 26, of Lafayette, was arrested on multiple drug charges Saturday, September 27, after he broke an officer’s body cam and attempted to run from authorities.

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  • Daycare Employee Charged with Child abuse

    Daycare Employee Charged with Child abuse

    By Jessie Williams

    Some local parents are living their worst nightmare as they’ve recently learned their children have suffered abuse by someone they once trusted - their child’s daycare teacher. 

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  • Man on 4-Wheeler Arrested: Faces Drug & Gun Charges

    Man on 4-Wheeler Arrested: Faces Drug & Gun Charges

    By Jessie Williams

    A man operating a four-wheeler on Ellington Drive was arrested September 30, 2018 for possession of a crystal substance, believed to be meth, marijuana and a handgun. 

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  • Lafayette CO-OP Vehicle Thief Charged

    Lafayette CO-OP Vehicle Thief Charged

    By Jessie Williams

    A 46-year-old Lafayette man is behind bars after stealing vehicles that belonged to the local CO-OP on two occasions. 

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  • Local Linemen Head to Georgia

    Local Linemen Head to Georgia

    Early Friday morning, October 12th, eight Tri-County Electric linemen, two bucket trucks and two digger trucks headed to assist Diverse Power, a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in LaGrange, Georgia, in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. Diverse Power provides reliable electric energy-related services to the Georgia counties - Troup, Harris, Heard, Meriwether, Muscogee, Coweta, Quitman, Randolph, Clay, Calhoun and parts of Early, Stewart, Terrell. As well as Chambers County, Alabama, all located southwest of Atlanta. The linemen providing assistance are: Daniel Cherry, Casey Cole, Holden Davis, Mark Geralds, Wes Hancock, Holden Pitts, Tucker Scroggy and Chris Thomason.

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  • Have You Seen This Man?

    Have You Seen This Man?

    By Jessie Williams

    Local authorities are looking for information that may help them locate a missing Westmoreland man.

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  • Macon Bank Presents ‘Macon County’s Day of Hope’

    Macon Bank Presents ‘Macon County’s Day of Hope’

    By: Jessie Williams

    Macon Bank & Trust proudly presents the 6th annual ‘Macon County’s Day of Hope’  - a cancer benefit to be held on Saturday, September 29, at the Macon Bank & Trust main branch location.

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  • New Partial Parallel Taxiway at Lafayette Airport

    New Partial Parallel Taxiway at Lafayette Airport

    By Debbie Gregory

    As Lafayette continues to grow, it’s important that our local airport grows with it.

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  • One Airlifted Following Wreck

    One Airlifted Following Wreck

    By Debbie Gregory

    On Monday afternoon, September 17, Trooper Cody Ballard worked a two vehicle wreck on Highway 52 East at Thompson Diesel, that resulted in a female passenger being airlifted to Nashville for medical treatment.

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  • Three Arrested for Counterfeit $100 Bills

    Three Arrested for Counterfeit $100 Bills

    By Jessie Williams

    The Lafayette Police Department arrested three individuals on Sunday, September 16, in two separate incidents involving counterfeit $100 bills. 

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