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County approves secure exit for attorneys

Licensed attorneys working at the Macon County Courthouse will now have a more secure option for leaving the building following the outcome of a trial. The new security measure was approved by county commissioners at their March Meeting after the county attorney Chester Jones explained he received a call of concern from Senior Resident Superior…

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SCC connects jobs seekers and employers at annual job fair

Connecting job seekers with employers was the mission of Thursday’s 21st annual job fair at Southwestern Community College’s Burrell Building on the Jackson Campus. Employers from across western North Carolina in various industries were on hand to talk potential positions with mountain residents. SCC Career…

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Franklin students shine in Math competition

Franklin students shine in Math competition

Congratulations to Franklin High School Students Jonas Kolousek, Andrew Moore, Cody Strain, Abigail Emory, Robert McAllister and Morgan Guynn. Their team won the Comprehensive Division High School Math Competition Award at Western Carolina University’s Math Competition earlier this week. Franklin High School Freshman Turner Swafford…

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Macon Public Health plans ‘Just for the Health of It’

Macon County Public Health will celebrate Public Health Month in April by offering a free Healthy Aging Series called “Just For the Health of It”. April 2nd is the date…

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School Board approves 2015-16 academic calendar

At the March meeting of the Macon County School Board held Monday night at Highlands School, the school board adopted the new calendars for the 2015-16 school year for all…

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Sales Tax shift would benefit rural counties

Currently, state sales tax is divvied up largely based on where a sale takes place with some adjustment factors for certain counties to increase their payout. A new bill is…

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Macon County Weather

Community Calendar

  • March 29, 2015 6:00 pmGOSPEL SINGING
  • March 30, 2015 8:00 amRELAY FOR LIFE EASTER BASKET SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER
  • April 2, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • April 3, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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