Regretfully, the Lafayette city council decided to terminate Lieutenant Bryon Satterfield from the police department at their regular meeting on April 1, 2008. Satterfield, who served on the Lafayette Police Department since 1990, was let go at the recommendation of Police Chief Jerry Dallas, due to permanent medical restrictions stemming from two traffic accidents that Satterfield was involved in while on duty.
The first accident occurred in December, 2006 while Lt. Satterfield was blocking traffic during the Christmas parade. A drunk driver was able to get through the traffic barricade and hit Satterfield’s parked patrol car – which the lieutenant was sitting in – head on.
More grant money to clean storm debris out of Macon County’s creeks will be on its way from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), District Conservationist Phillip Dixon announced on Friday, April 4.
Read more: Additonal USDA Grant for Creek Clean-Up
The first of 44 FEMA mobile homes that have been approved to come into Macon County finally started arriving on Sunday, March 30. Four mobile homes from Selma, Alabama arrived at Hillsdale Estates, on Highway 10 South, on Sunday, and four more, which will be set up on private property, arrived on Akersville Road on Monday.
Read more: FEMA Housing Arrives
Long Term Recovery of Macon County is the long name of the local organization that was formed to take care of the needs of citizens who were affected by the February 5th tornado – but not nearly as long as the needs of those citizens or the time it will take the county to recover.
The purpose of the LTRMC and the services and processes it will provide were explained to the 60 or 70 people that attended an LTRMC information expo that was held on Saturday, March 30.