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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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Meth & Fentanyl Found Under Hood of Vehicle

By Jessie Williams A container was found under the hood of a 47-year-old Westmoreland man’s vehicle, containing methamphetamine and fentanyl, during a routine traffic stop last week. According to the affidavit of complaint filed by Macon County Detective Jason Sells, he was on patrol on January 11, 2024, when he observed a white Cadillac Escalade…

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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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More Child Abuse Charges Filed Against Stepfather

By Jessie Williams  A 27-year-old stepfather charged with child abuse last month, now faces four additional charges of child abuse under Haley’s Law.  William Arizona Vannasdale, who was investigated after his 6-year-old step-son came to school with a black eye, was originally arrested in early December for child abuse and neglect. Further investigation by local…

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