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Hotel Room Search Warrant; Two Arrested

By Jessie Williams  Two individuals were arrested after local enforcement served a search warrant on a room at the Hearthstone Inn last week.  According to the affidavit of complaint filed by Detective Josh Meador of the Macon County Sheriff’s Department, the search warrant was served on the room on January 20, 2023. Located inside were…

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Macon County Woman Arrested for Perjury

A Macon County woman has been charged with perjury after she allegedly falsified government paper work to become a Tennessee Notary Public. According to the affidavit of complaint filed by the Macon County Sheriff’s Department, 41-year-old Kimberly Dozier, of Lafayette, did commit the offense of perjury by falsifying government paperwork to become a Tennessee Notary…

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New Business Hiring in RBS

By Misty Green 620 Pelham Inc. held a job fair this past Saturday, January 14, announcing they were bringing a sewing business to Red Boiling Springs, setting up in the former Racoe Building at 327 College Street, Red Boiling Springs. “We hope to be in operation by the end of February,” Co-owner Larry Jones said,…

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Reckless Driver Faces Drug Charges

By Jessie Williams  A 36-year-old Kentucky man faces multiple charges after driving his motorcycle recklessly and attempting to evade officers.  According to an affidavit of complaint filed by arresting officer Jason Vinson, the deputy was dispatched to Powell Road on December 7, 2022 following reports of a motorcycle traveling up and down the road, revving…

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Multiple Agencies Involved in High-Speed Pursuit

A 22-year-old man was arrested last week following a high speed chase with authorities that involved multiple law enforcement agencies. According to reports filed by the Lafayette Police Department, Red Boiling springs Police Department and Macon County Sheriff’s Department, the incident took place on October 12, 2022, when Lafayette Police Officer Dylan Gann observed a…

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Macon Public Library System Receives TOP Grant

Secretary of State Tre Hargett visited Lafayette on Thursday, October 6th, and presented the Macon County Public Library System with a Training Opportunities for the Public (TOP) grant for $6,920.00. Hargett congratulated Lafayette Librarian Dana Richardson and several library board members who were on hand for the presentation, along with State Representative Kelly Keisling and…

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Tigers defeat Westmoreland Eagles

In a rival game between two communities separated by about 18 miles, Macon County came away with a victory over the Westmoreland Eagles 20-15. Following possessions by both teams, the Tigers capitalized on an Eagle turnover and scored with 1:43 left in the first period on a Kyle Shockley quarterback sneak. The extra point was…

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