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Committee Cuts Macon Helps Funding

By Misty Green Many citizens of Macon County voiced their disappointment after learning about the decision of the budget committee that took place in a meeting held on March 25th, with the word on the street being that the budget committee voted to cut funding to MACON HELPS, with District 1 Commissioner Phillip Snow and…

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EMS’ First Rate Increase in 15 Years

By Misty Green The Macon County Emergency Services Committee approved to increase EMS rates during the March 25 meeting. EMS CO/Director Alecia Kempf explained to the committee that the EMS rates had not increased in the last 15 years. She presented the committee a projection scale of revenue with the proposed increased rates and the…

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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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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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Thomas Kidd Retires as CEO of Macon Community Hospital

By Debbie Gregory On Friday, January 5th, Mr. Thomas Kidd, CEO of Macon Community Hospital, was honored with a retirement celebration at the Jenkins Center, with a host of family, friends, colleagues and special guests dropping by to wish him well as he heads into the next chapter of his life. After 20 years at…

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Macon County Markets Request Sunday Beer Sales

By Misty Green Lying just beyond the outskirts of the city limits of Lafayette and Red Boiling Springs are three markets seeking permission from Macon County lawmakers to be allowed to sell beer on Sundays.  District 6 Commissioner Tony Wix stated, “I have talked to one (Coley Market’s owner Nimesh Patel) and he told me…

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“Shop With A Cop”…The True Spirit of Christmas

By Debbie Gregory The Christmas holidays are quickly approaching, and as a result of a huge community response effort, 55 children in Macon County will have the chance for a better, brighter and merrier Christmas, thanks to “Shop With A Cop”, spearheaded by the Macon County Sheriff’s Office. “We wanted to do something for Christmas…

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