Macon County Chronicle

  • 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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  • Macon Community Hospital Receives $500,000 Rural Hospital Readiness Grant

    Macon Community Hospital Receives $500,000 Rural Hospital Readiness Grant

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. –  Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced the final distribution of $10 million in Small and Rural Hospital Readiness Grants to support smaller hospitals that are facing financial strain due to the ongoing response to COVID-19.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Lafayette Swimming Pool Now Open!

    Lafayette Swimming Pool Now Open!

    Lafayette Mayor Richard Driver would like to announce that the newly renovated Lafayette Swimming Pool officially opened on Monday, June 1, and is ready for swimmers, drivers and sliders.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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