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Four Arrested on Drug Charges in RBS

By Jessie Williams  Four subjects were arrested on numerous drug charges Wednesday, May 24, following the search of a vehicle and a residence in Red Boiling Springs. According to the affidavit of complaints, Detective Danny Meador, of the Macon County Sheriff’s Department, was on patrol when he got behind a red, Chevy pickup truck pulling…

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Two Arrested for MCHS Vandalism

By Jessie Williams Parker Lane Duffer, age 18, and Aden Coffee, age 20, were arrested last week for their roles in the vandalism of Macon County High School on May 10, 2023.  According to the affidavit of complaint filed by Macon County High School SRO Terry Atkins, the two men entered the school around midnight…

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Macon County Tigerettes Capture First Region Title

By Mark Darnell The Macon County High Tigerette softball team won their first region championship in the program history this past week. They then hosted their first sectional game with a chance to go the state tournament. The Region 4-3A tournament began with Macon traveling to Lincoln County on Monday May 15th to face the…

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488 Grams of Meth Inside Compartment in Floor

By Jessie Williams A wanted woman who fled custody in Red Boiling Springs last weekend, was captured by local law enforcement and found to have approximately 488 grams of methamphetamine, along with other drugs, inside her residence.  According to Deputy Josh Meador of the Macon County Sheriff’s Department, officers arrived at 215 Landy Lane, the home…

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Disaster Assistance Now Available Following March 31 – April 1 Storms

The Small Business Administration is offering long term low interest loans to survivors impacted by the recent severe storms, straight line winds, and tornadoes in Tennessee on March 31- April 1. This includes home owners, small businesses, non-profit organizations and renters. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has opened a Business Recovery Center (BRC) in…

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Woman Accused of Blackmail & Harassment

By Jessie Williams  A Westmoreland woman is accused of extortion and harassment after she threatened to send nude photos of her victims on social media if they didn’t send her money. According to the affidavit of complaint filed by investigating officer Deputy Jason Vinson, of the Macon County Sheriff’s Department, law enforcement was dispatched on…

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Over 30 Animals Rescued From Breeding Operation

By Jessie Williams  A Lafayette couple was arrested on animal cruelty charges last week after authorities discovered and rescued over 30 animals living in deplorable conditions.  The rescue operation began after Macon County Animal Control received an anonymous request to do a welfare check on animals located at 104 Cattle Drive. When they arrived and…

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Lafayette Man Attempts to Strangle Brother

By Jessie Williams Forty-six-year-old Ronald Dwight Murray, of Lafayette, was arrested on Friday, March 3, 2023, after allegedly attempting to strangle his brother during an argument at an apartment on Akersville Rd.  According to the affidavit of complaint filed by arresting officer, Deputy Derek Carlisle of the Macon County Sheriff’s Department, he was dispatched to…

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Man Arrested in Undercover Sex Crimes Investigation

By Jessie Williams  A 41-year-old Westmoreland man is behind bars on a $100,000 bond following an undercover sex crimes investigation. According to the affidavit of complaint filed by Detective Danny Meador, of the Macon County Sheriff’s Department, the investigation began on February 2, 2023. During the investigation, on February 8, 2023, it was discovered that…

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