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Local Teen Dies From Crash Injuries

By Debbie Gregory Eighteen-year-old Levi Matthew Cassidy, of Macon County, died from injuries he sustained in a one-car crash on Cold Springs Road at the Anchor Lane intersection, on Friday, November 11, 2022. According to the report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Levi Cassidy was driving east on Cold Springs Road in a 2007 Nissan…

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RBS Man Charged With Fraud by Home Improvement Provider

By Jessie Williams A Red Boiling Springs man was arrested for fraud by a home improvement provider after allegedly taking $8,125 from a couple for work on their home that was never completed. According to an affidavit of complaint filed by Deputy Patrick Berry of the Macon County Sheriff’s Department, the victims reported they contacted…

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Officer Witnesses Drug Deal, RBS Man Arrested

By Jessie Williams A Red Boiling Springs man was arrested last week after police witnessed a suspected drug deal take place. According to the affidavit of complaint filed by Deputy Patrick Berry of the Macon County Sheriff’s Department, he was watching RBS Market on November 4, 2022, when he witnessed what he believed to be…

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A Tribute to Mom and Dad on Veterans Day

By Debbie Gregory For a great many years our soldiers have went into the military and never returned, but in the case of James Calvin Smith, who was one of six brothers that served our country in the Army, they all lived to tell about it. Actually, according to Calvin, who stopped by the Macon…

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Lafayette Man Charged With Arson & Assault

By Jessie Williams  A 52-year-old Lafayette man was arrested last weekend for allegedly setting a barn on fire and pulling a knife on firefighters.  Law enforcement was called to the scene of a barn fire on October 30, 2022 by firefighters who reported a male subject with a knife. The male subject was identified as…

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2022 NCTC Annual Members Meeting, Nov. 5

 NCTC will hold its 2022 annual members meeting on November 5, at the Macon County Junior High School, with entertainment by the Flatrock Ramblers at noon. The business meeting will follow at 1:00 pm. After a postponed meeting in 2020 and an outdoor event in 2021, this will be the first time in three years…

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Hartsville Man Charged in Toddler’s Death

TROUSDALE COUNTY – An investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment of a Hartsville man on a murder charge in the death of a toddler. On February 21st, at the request of 15th Judicial District Attorney General Jason Lawson, TBI special agents began an investigation after a…

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Lafayette Woman Arrested With Heroin, Meth & Fentanyl

By Jessie Williams A Lafayette woman was arrested on multiple drug charges after local law enforcement discovered heroin, methamphetamine and fentanyl in her vehicle during a traffic stop. According to the Affidavit of Complaint filed by Macon County Detective Jason Sells, he was on patrol on October 20, 2022 when he witnessed a red Pontiac…

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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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