After Fall Fire, Whitewater Falls to Reopen this Summer

From the NC Forest Service: “The Whitewater Falls viewing area is expected to reopen by the 4th of July, 2017, after being closed by the Whitewater Fire since November 2016. During the fall 2016 fire, the staircase and access facility to the observation deck were destroyed. Williams Brothers Construction in Andrews was recently awarded a contract for $85,000 to rebuild […]

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Over 80 Students Take Part in Special Needs Softball Game

Thursday night’s Champions Baseball Tournament was a tremendous success with over 80 students participating in the games. Students from all elementary schools participated in the first games held on three fields at the Parker Meadows Sporting Complex. A feature game showcasing the athletic talents of Macon Middle School and Franklin High School students was played following the first game. FHS […]

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Town Meeting to Discuss Budget, Name Change Scheduled for Monday

The Town of Franklin Board of Aldermen will be holding a called meeting late Monday afternoon, with two items on the agenda. The first item on this meeting’s agenda is board action on changing the name of the town’s governing body from “Aldermen” to “Town Council”. That item was expected to be voted on at the town’s regular meeting on […]

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Law Enforcement Memorial Day Event Coming to Franklin

At Noon on Monday, a special ceremony will be taking place in downtown Franklin. The Annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service will be held, to honor those officers who gave their life while serving the state. The event will be taking place at the Macon County Courthouse Square in Franklin, with Chief Tim Ledford, of the Mint Hill Police Department scheduled […]

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Rabies Clinics Taking Place Saturday

Saturday, all around Macon County, there are several different Rabies Vaccination Clinics that will be taking place. Rabies shots for all dogs, cats, and ferrets are $10, cash only. The Franklin area clinics will be hosted at: ·         Iotla Baptist Church: 10 am –noon ·         South Macon Elementary: 1 pm – 3pm ·         Mountain View Intermediate: 1pm – 3pm ·         […]

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Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Makes Drug Arrest

From the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office: “On May 8, deputy sheriffs with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office took Brenton Hooper Wiseman into custody as a result of a joint investigation with the Department of Homeland Security and the United States Postal Service.  Wiseman utilized the United States Postal Service in order to transport Schedule IV Controlled Substances into Jackson County. ”

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Round 1 of Baseball, Softball Playoffs in the Books

Wednesday evening marked the beginning of the 2017 playoffs for High School Softball and Baseball, all around the state. The Franklin Panthers were hosting in both sports, and both will be advancing to the second round. The softball team was able to take out Mt. Pleasant, by the final score of 7-3. On Saturday, the 9 seeded Lady Panthers will […]

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DOT Announces Franklin Road Closure Starting Next Monday

The North Carolina Department of Transportation is announcing that there will be a temporary road closure in Franklin starting next Monday. West Palmer Street will be closed to traffic for a week, from the intersection of West Palmer and Womack Street and at the intersection of West Palmer and 441. The road will be closed while the DOT works to […]

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