Macon County Chronicle

  • Theft Suspect Behind Bars

    Theft Suspect Behind Bars

    By Jessie Williams 

    One suspect remains in jail after a go-kart, and other items reported stolen from a residence on Gamaliel Rd., were recovered by local law enforcement last week.

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  • Wilmore Elected Mayor of Lafayette

    Wilmore Elected Mayor of Lafayette

    By Debbie Gregory

    Jerry Wilmore was elected mayor of Lafayette by a heavy majority in the Thursday, June 18,  city election.

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  • A Decision about the Macon County Fair

    A Decision about the Macon County Fair

    By Mark Darnell

    The members of the Macon County Fair Board met on Thursday Jun 4 to make a decision about the 2020 Macon County Fair.

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  • Shots Fired in Road Rage Incident 

    Shots Fired in Road Rage Incident 

    By Jessie Williams 

    Last Thursday, June 4, the victims of a road rage incident on Highway 10 contacted the Macon County Sheriff’s department to report that a man in a 1998 Ford Ranger had fired shots at them.

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  • Wanted Texas Man Arrested in Macon

    Wanted Texas Man Arrested in Macon

    By Jessie Williams

    A man wanted on two major felony charges in Texas, was arrested near Galen Road in Macon County last week. 

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  • Current Status of High School Athletics

    Current Status of High School Athletics

    June 30, 2020  - Executive Director Bernard Childress sent the following memo to member schools on Tuesday regarding the status of high school athletics amidst the Governor’s latest State of Emergency order.

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  • Wife Rams Husband’s Vehicle: Four Children in Her Vehicle at the Time

    Wife Rams Husband’s Vehicle: Four Children in Her Vehicle at the Time

    By Jessie Williams

    A 27-year-old Lafayette woman was arrested last week for ramming her vehicle into her husband’s, while driving with four children in the car. 

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  • Armed Man on Tractor Damages Victims’ Home

    Armed Man on Tractor Damages Victims’ Home

    By Jessie Williams 

    A 72-year-old Lafayette man was arrested last week for allegedly tearing the porches off of another person’s home - while armed on a tractor.

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  • Former THP Officer Arrested 

    Former THP Officer Arrested 

    By Jessie Williams

    A former Tennessee Highway Patrol officer was arrested Sunday, June 28, for violating an order of protection that was issued against him by a family member.

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  • Report of Lost Child Leads  Police to Meth & Marijuana

    Report of Lost Child Leads Police to Meth & Marijuana

    By Jessie Williams 

    A report of a lost child on Monday, June 15, led law enforcement to approximately 53 grams of methamphetamine, approximately 6 grams of marijuana, and various drug paraphernalia.

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