Macon County Chronicle

  • Macon Board of Education Recognizes Jimmy Cook

    Macon Board of Education Recognizes Jimmy Cook

    By Mark Darnell

    The Macon County Board of Education recognized the late Mr. Jimmy Cook, a longtime educator and board member, at their January 13th meeting at the school board complex.

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  • Guns, Drugs & Over $56,000: Two Arrested

    Guns, Drugs & Over $56,000: Two Arrested

    By Jessie Williams 

    Macon County detectives arrested two suspected drug dealers last week after discovering a large amount of cash, narcotics and firearms.

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  • Thieves Hit Dollar General Trailers - Over 10,000 stolen items recovered from Macon County residence

    Thieves Hit Dollar General Trailers - Over 10,000 stolen items recovered from Macon County residence

    By Jessie Williams

    Over 10,000 items stolen from Dollar General trailers have been recovered from a Macon County residence. 

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  • Intoxicated Man Flees Scene of Wreck

    Intoxicated Man Flees Scene of Wreck

    By Jessie Williams 

    A 34-year-old Whitleyville man was arrested last week after crashing his vehicle at a high rate of speed and fleeing the scene.

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  • Meth, Fentanyl, Marijuana & Pills

    Meth, Fentanyl, Marijuana & Pills

    By Jessie Williams 

    A Bethpage man was arrested last week on multiple drug charges after officers discovered Fentanyl, methamphetamine, marijuana and prescription pills in his vehicle. 

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  • St. Jude Charity Auction Rescheduled for Feb. 19th

    St. Jude Charity Auction Rescheduled for Feb. 19th

    The St. Jude Charity Auction, that was cancelled due to the snow storm that hit Macon County last week, has been rescheduled for Saturday, February 19th, 2022, according to auction sponsor Ben Bray.

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  • Lafayette Firefighters Provide Mutual Aid in RBS

    Lafayette Firefighters Provide Mutual Aid in RBS

    On Tuesday afternoon, December 28th, 2021, Lafayette firefighters responded to a residential structure fire on Lafayette Road, in Red Boiling Springs, around 1:40 p.m., to provide mutual aid to RBS Fire & Rescue.

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  • Snowstorm/Dropping Temperatures Hit Macon County

    Snowstorm/Dropping Temperatures Hit Macon County

    Forecasters had predicted a 100 percent chance of snow in Middle Tennessee last Thursday, January 6, and before the day was over an estimated 8 to 9 inches of snow fell across Macon County, with the temperature dropping into the single digits by early Friday morning. The main roadways, as well as the secondary roads were treacherous and numerous non-injury accidents across the city and county kept the Lafayette Police Department, the Macon County Sheriff’s Department, the Tennessee Highway Patrol and tow truck drivers busy throughout the day and night. This tractor-trailer slid into a ditch on Tuck Road and it took several hours to pull it out.  (Photo submitted) 

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  • Vehicle Pursuit Leads to Drug Charges - Approx. 35 grams test positive for meth & Fentanyl

    Vehicle Pursuit Leads to Drug Charges - Approx. 35 grams test positive for meth & Fentanyl

     By Jessie Williams 

    A Lafayette man is behind bars on a long list of charges after attempting to flee law enforcement during a traffic stop. 

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  • Willette Fire Dept. to Provide Free Christmas Dinner Dec. 18

    Willette Fire Dept. to Provide Free Christmas Dinner Dec. 18

    In the true spirit of the holiday season, the Willette Volunteer Fire Department is providing a free community Christmas dinner with all the trimmings at the fire station this Saturday, December 18, 2021.

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