Inside this week’s edition of the Macon County Chronicle you will find an insert entitled ‘Twist of Fate’ – a 32-page publication dedicated to three of the counties devastated by the February 5th tornado that swept across Middle Tennessee last year.
The project, a joint effort between the Center for Nashville Studies, MainStreet Media LLC, Vanderbilt University, the Macon County Chronicle, the Gallatin Newspaper, the Williamson Herald and selected students from Fairview, Gallatin, Station Camp and Macon County High Schools, covers the destruction and progress of Williamson, Sumner and Macon Counties.
Macon County High School seniors Jerika Shrum, Cassy Adcock and Holly Doss contributed to the publication under the instruction of Vanderbilt University graduate students Jill Robinson, Jule Phenis and Ashley Byars.
The free publication included in this edition, contains stories, interviews and photos that document the healing and recovery of each community and its residents.
Work began on the publication in December of 2008, and is now being released in its entirety one month after the one-year anniversary of that unforgettable February night here in Macon County.
The project, funded by a donation from the Center for National Studies, was directed by Vanderbilt University Professor Sharon Shields, who appointed the graduate students who led each group of high school students.
In it the hope of all who contributed to the ‘Twist of Fate’ publication that the stories and illustrations included on its pages remind us all how far we’ve come as a community.