Macon County Chronicle

  • Man Charged With Cutting Jail Fence to Drop Contraband For Inmate

    Man Charged With Cutting Jail Fence to Drop Contraband For Inmate

    By Jessie Williams 

    A 25-year-old Portland man was arrested last week after allegedly cutting the fence at the Macon County Jail to drop contraband for an inmate.

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  • Traffic Stop Leads to Meth Arrest

    Traffic Stop Leads to Meth Arrest

    By Jessie Williams 

    A 30-year-old Lafayette man is being held on $75,000 bond after a traffic stop led authorities to the discovery of approximately 20.5 grams of methamphetamine.

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  • 88 Grams of Meth Laced With Fentanyl

    88 Grams of Meth Laced With Fentanyl

    By Jessie Williams 

    A Macon County man is behind bars after a search of his home led to approximately 88 grams of methamphetamine laced with Fentanyl. 

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  • The Macon County Fair is Back!

    The Macon County Fair is Back!

    The Macon County Fair is back this year, and will kick-off this Saturday, July 31, 2021, at the Macon County Fairgrounds, with the car show scheduled for 8 a.m. till 3 p.m., the Lego Building Contest at 9 a.m., the Macon County Fair opening ceremony at 5:45 p.m., the Fair Princess Pageant at 6:00 p.m., and the Fairest of the Fair Pageant and Demolition Derby at 7:00 p.m. 

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  • Beer Sales in Restaurants, and on Sundays Passes on First Reading

    Beer Sales in Restaurants, and on Sundays Passes on First Reading

    The Lafayette City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, July 6, and passed on first reading Ordinance 784, which will allow beer sales in restaurants and on Sundays.

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  • U.S. Army 1st Armored Division Band Coming to Lafayette

    U.S. Army 1st Armored Division Band Coming to Lafayette

    The Macon County Arts Council is proud to announce that the U.S. Army 1st Armored Division Band from Fort Bliss, Texas, will be performing at Lafayette’s Key Park on Thursday, July 8, 2021. The free community concert, “Performance With Pride” will begin at 5:00 p.m.

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  • Officer Injured in Shootout, Subject Killed

    Officer Injured in Shootout, Subject Killed

    A Macon County deputy is now home recovery from injuries after being shot twice during a confrontation with an armed man last week.

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  • Pursuit of Suspect Ends in Two Arrests

    Pursuit of Suspect Ends in Two Arrests

    By Jessie Williams 

    A wanted man was captured by local authorities after fleeing from a vehicle last week. 

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  • Man Charged With Hit & Run, Leaving Scene of Injury Crash

    Man Charged With Hit & Run, Leaving Scene of Injury Crash

    By Jessie Williams 

    A Westmoreland man was charged with hit a run, leaving the scene and failure to report following an incident that occurred on July 20.

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  • New Principals Selected for RBS Elementary and MCHS

    New Principals Selected for RBS Elementary and MCHS

    By Jessie Williams 

    New principals have been selected by Macon County Director of Schools Tony Boles, for both Macon County High School and Red Boiling Springs Elementary School.

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