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Hoot Owl Bridge Repairs: 20 Years Already Screeched By

By Misty Green A letter that Macon County Mayor Steve Jones received from TDOT (Tennessee Department of Transportation) urged commissioners to approve a motion to spend an additional $36,000 on a bridge that was contracted for repair in 2004/2005 or pay back $115,000 that the state has already put into the Hoot Owl Bridge on…

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Sex Offender Charged With Distributing Video of Minor

By Jessie Williams  Lafayette resident and registered sex offender, Elvis Scott, was arrested on February 20, 2024 after local law enforcement discovered he had knowledge of, and distributed, a video of a minor involved in a sexual act.  According to the affidavit of complaint, written by Detective Elliot Sandifer of the Macon County Sheriffs Department, detectives…

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RBS Woman Charged After Providing False Alibi

By Jessie Williams A Red Boiling Springs woman is accused of providing a false alibi to law enforcement in order to help a man avoid arrest.  According to the affidavit of complaint, 32-year-old Amber Elizabeth Henderson had knowledge that Ron Kendrick, also of Red Boiling Springs, had broken into Christine’s Kitchen and stolen a safe…

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Newberry & Flynn Honored at TN Volunteer Awards Ceremony

The Governor’s Volunteer Stars Award Ceremony was held on Sunday, February 18, at Franklin Marriott Cool Springs in Franklin, Tennessee.  Barry Newberry was recognized as an adult honoree of the 2023 Governor’s Volunteer Stars Award for his outstanding community leadership. In a letter to Barry, Governor Bill Lee said, “I commend your hard work and…

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Drug & Child Abuse Charges for Three

By Jessie Williams Lafayette police officers arrested three individuals on drug and child abuse charges last week following a traffic stop. According to the affidavit of complaint, Officer Zachary Hanson initiated the traffic stop on Scottsville Rd. after observing a black car driving the wrong way on the Lafayette Public Square.  The driver, 24-year-old Kameron…

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Over 48 Grams of Meth Found in Hotel Room

By Jessie Williams Two men were arrested last week after local law enforcement discovered approximately 48.7 grams of methamphetamine in their hotel room. According to a report by Lafayette Police Department Sergeant Aaron Colter, he observed a black Dodge Durango with a missing bumper traveling on Highway 52 East and initiated a traffic stop at…

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Brian Neville Dies in Gallatin Crash

By Debbie Gregory Brian Neville, 36, of Lafayette, died in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Airport Road and Old Airport Road in Gallatin, on Sunday morning, January 28, 2024, at approximately 6:16 a.m. Brian was on his way to work at ABC Technologies. According to a report released by the Gallatin Police Department,…

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Probation Search Leads to Long List of Drug Charges

By Jessie Williams  A 48-year-old Red Boiling Springs man is facing a long list of drug charges following a probation search at his Whitcher Hollow Rd. apartment. According to a report filed by Sergeant Clint Friar of the Macon County Sheriff’s Department, he arrived at 130 Whitcher Hollow Rd. around 10:30 pm on January 12,…

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