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Inmate on the Loose from the Macon County Detention Center

Inmate on the Loose from the Macon County Detention Center

The Macon County Sheriffs Department is in search of a escaped inmate from the detention center. Last night at approximately 9pm Charles Andrew Cochran 21 years old ran into the wooded area behind the detention center after helping with routine trash disposal. Officers secured the area around Lakeside drive and Lake Emory road, but have…

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FHS Football Begins Practice Friday

The high school football season is a few weeks away and official practice begins tomorrow but Franklin Panther fans are getting a treat tomorrow night as the panther football team will hold a midnight practice session. Franklin Athletic director Jay Brooks invites the public to…

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Macon School System will not seek SACS Accreditation

In the upcoming school year, the Macon County school system will not apply for accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). At Monday’s monthly meeting of the Macon County School Board, following a motion by board member Gary Shields with a second…

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Macon’s Unemployment Rate Drops in June

Unemployment rates decreased in 81 of North Carolina’s counties in June. In Macon County June’s unemployment rate was 6.3 percent down from 6.7 percent in May and compared to June…

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Franklin Town Manager Addresses Needed Infrastructure Projects

During the joint meeting between the board of alderman and county commissioners Franklin Town Manager Summer Woodard taled about some upcoming projects the town will be working on in the…

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Focus on Franklin Tonight

Tonight Franklin Mayor Bob Scott has given an invitation to county and city officials to a program he is holding entitled called “Focus on Franklin,” at 7:00 pm at the town…

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Community Calendar

  • November 13, 2013 4:00 pmFOOD PANTRY OPEN AT HICKORY KNOLL UM CHURCH
  • July 31, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • August 1, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • August 2, 2014 8:30 amMACON COUNTY HORSE ASSOCIATION SHRINE HORSE SHOW
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