Macon County Chronicle

  • Sheriff’s Dept. Responds to COVID-19

    Sheriff’s Dept. Responds to COVID-19

    By Jessie Williams

    The Macon County Sheriff’s Department has recently announced its plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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  • Macon County Experiences First Covid-19 Fatality

    Macon County Experiences First Covid-19 Fatality

    By Mark Darnell

    Sources confirmed Monday morning that Macon County had experienced the first death due to complications of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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  • City of RBS: Pay Up By 25th, Or Be Cut Off

    By Debbie Gregory

    A special called meeting of the Red Boiling Springs City Council was held at City Hall on Monday, March 2 at 5:30 p.m. Mayor Kenneth Hollis presided with the following council members present: McCrary, Rich, Smalling, Carver and McGowan.

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  • Macon Community Hospital Releases Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness Information

    Macon Community Hospital Releases Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness Information

    Macon Community Hospital is committed to providing the highest quality care and ensuring the safety of our patients, employees, providers, volunteers and visitors. We are continuing to monitor the evolving situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) and are taking the necessary steps to ensure we are fully prepared to care for patients, in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and in partnership with our local and state health departments.

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  • Garrett Guilty of Facilitation of First Degree Murder

    Garrett Guilty of Facilitation of First Degree Murder

    By Debbie Gregory

    A Macon County jury deliberated for four and a half hours on Friday, March 6, before finding 33-year-old Rodney Garrett, of Antioch, a co-defendant in a Macon County double homicide, guilty of two counts of facilitation of first degree murder in the shooting deaths of two people at a residence on New Harmony Road in 2017. 

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  • Teen Faces Statutory Rape & Other Charges

    Teen Faces Statutory Rape & Other Charges

    Eighteen-year-old Austin Dale Sanders, of Macon County, was charged on March 22 with statutory rape, sexual battery, two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and two counts of solicitation of a person under the age of 18.

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  • When You're on Your Own, We Are There With You

    When You're on Your Own, We Are There With You

    As the United States faces the worst public health crisis in a generation, we want you to know we are here for you — and with you.

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  • 12-Year-Old Sews 444 Masks  For Local Healthcare Workers

    12-Year-Old Sews 444 Masks For Local Healthcare Workers

    By: Jessie Williams

    Twelve-year-old Trinity Nash, a Macon County 4-H member, has sewn 444 masks for healthcare workers in and around Macon County since starting her mission on Friday, March 20.

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  • Macon County Schools Closing March 17- April 12

    Macon County Schools Closing March 17- April 12

    On Monday, March 16, Governor Bill Lee issued a statement in response to the Coronavirus urging every school district in Tennessee to close as soon as practically possible, with all schools expected to close by Friday, March 20, 2020, at the latest. Schools should remain closed through March 31, to further mitigate the spread of the infectious disease, and further guidance will be issued prior to March 31. 

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  • COVID-19 Testing Center Set Up in Macon County

    COVID-19 Testing Center Set Up in Macon County

    By Jessie Williams

    A drive-up COVID-19 testing center has been established in Macon County by the local health department with assistance from the Tennessee National Guard. 

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