Macon County Chronicle

  • Lafayette Woman Killed in Westmoreland Wreck

    Lafayette Woman Killed in Westmoreland Wreck

    By Debbie Gregory
    Sherri Haynes, of Lafayette, was killed early Saturday morning, January 13, on 31 E in Westmoreland.

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  • One-Year-Old Tests Positive for Meth

    One-Year-Old Tests Positive for Meth

    By Jessie Williams
    A Macon County man has been charged with aggravated child abuse after his 14-month-old child tested positive for methamphetamine.

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  • Officers Intervene in Jail Drug Smuggling Operation; Inmate Faces New Charges

    Officers Intervene in Jail Drug Smuggling Operation; Inmate Faces New Charges

    By Jessie Williams

    An inmate at the Macon County Jail is facing new charges after local authorities discovered his involvement in a plan to smuggle drugs into the jail. 

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  • Airplane Makes Emergency Landing on Hwy 52

    Airplane Makes Emergency Landing on Hwy 52

    By Debbie Gregory
    A Portland pilot successfully negotiated an emergency landing on Hwy. 52 West Tuesday, January 30, when the small plane he was in, suddenly quit on him.

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  • Convicted Felon Faces Meth & Weapon Charges

    Convicted Felon Faces Meth & Weapon Charges

    By Jessie Williams

    A convicted felon faces a slew of charges involving drugs, domestic violence and unlawful possession of a weapon, after authorities responded to a domestic altercation between a man and woman on Gas Hollow Road Sunday, January 14.

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  • The Tornado...Ten Years Later

    The Tornado...Ten Years Later

    By Debbie Gregory
    On the 10th anniversary of the 2008 tornado, folks gathered on the courthouse lawn, in downtown Lafayette, for a short program hosted by the Macon County Chronicle, to remember those who died as a direct result of the storm and to recognize the people and agencies involved in the recovery effort. Brother Terry Gillim spoke about the community involvement following the tornado, Sheriff Mark Gammons led us in prayer and Maria Duffer announced the names of those who were killed and then sang Amazing Grace.

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  • Send Us Your Photos for Special Valentine Section!

    Send Us Your Photos for Special Valentine Section!

    By Jessie Williams

    Make this Valentine's Day extraordinary for your significant other by submtting a photo and special message to us for our 2018 Valentine section!

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  • Sheriff's Office Arrests Flasher

    Sheriff's Office Arrests Flasher

    By Debbie Gregory
    Mr. Lloyd Junior Graves faces numerous charges after he went to two different residences, one on Hirestown Road and the other on Old Oakdale Lane, and flashed the female resident at each home.

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  • Attempted Homicide Suspect Arrested

    Attempted Homicide Suspect Arrested

    By Jessie Williams
    Ben Bolte of Red Boiling Springs was arrested and charged with attempted homicide by authorities on Thursday, January 25, following an incident that occurred last December when he shot at a man and stole his vehicle.

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  • Westmoreland Man Strikes Girlfriend in Head With Pry Bar

    Westmoreland Man Strikes Girlfriend in Head With Pry Bar

    By Jessie Williams

    A Westmoreland man was charged with aggravated assault after his girlfriend reported that he hit her in the head with a metal pry bar during an altercation. 

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