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Macon Co. Schools ask state for control over academic calendar

February 27, 2015

At the February meeting of the Macon County Board of Education, school officials voted unanimously to adopt a resolution requesting the state give the local school board the authority to decide their own school calendar. Macon County will join 37 other school districts in North Carolina who have passed similar resolutions requesting local school calendar…

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Franklin hears new details on major water/sewer improvements

February 27, 2015

A potential road map for some major improvements to the town of Franklin’s water and sewer infrastructure was discussed Monday night during the town board’s meeting. Representatives from engineering firm McGill and Associations explained to aldermen that Capital Improvement Plan is projected to cost $15.1 million over the next ten years. Stephen Miller, with McGill,…

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Statewide study: SCC’s economic impact on service area is $126.9 million

February 27, 2015

Currently in its 50th year, Southwestern Community College serves Jackson, Macon, Swain Counties and the Qualla Boundary in such a myriad of ways that its value can be especially challenging to measure. A report released this week attempts to do just that. Prepared by Economic Modeling Specialists Intl., a fact sheet demonstrates that the college’s overall…

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Winter Weather Closings

February 26, 2015
Winter Weather Closings

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AAA Carolinas winter travel tips

February 26, 2015

Transportation officials along with travel organizations such as AAA are urging motorists to avoid driving in the winter weather if possible. Tiffany Wright, AAA Carolinas spokesperson, says if you must drive, take it slowly and avoid distractions, using cruise control, and driving close to other vehicles. The group also recommends motorists have an emergency kit…

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Health Dept. seeks input from seniors and underinsured

February 26, 2015

Macon County Public Health is currently conducting a series of public listening sessions to gain public input on a variety of vulnerable health populations who live in Macon County.  A listening session to learn more about the issues affecting senior citizens will be held on March 13th, at noon.  A lunch will be provided.  The…

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DOT tackling snow covered roads in Macon Co.

February 26, 2015

Macon County DOT crews are out in full force this morning after nearly six inches of snowfall blanketed the county Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Macon County DOT Supervisor Jim Ashe explains virtually all equipment and personnel are at work this morning. “We’ve got most of our primary roads in fairly good shape. We are…

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Body of murder suspect discovered in Rabun County

February 26, 2015

A body was found  Wednesday morning in the area of the Popcorn Lookout in Rabun County Ga., says Rabun County Chief Investigator Jack Tanksley. “We had got a call earlier on a Be On the Lookout on a person of interest in a homicide in South Carolina, a little after 11am we received a call…

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Town approves agreement with Bowery

February 25, 2015
Town approves agreement with Bowery

The Franklin Board of Aldermen’s continued meeting on Monday drew a standing room only crowd in anticipation of board action in The Bowery restaurant sidewalk issue. The matter was opened and closed in about a minute after a swift, unanimous approval by aldermen to enter into a license agreement with the newly opened restaurant, The…

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Macon County among best prepared to retire on time

February 25, 2015

Macon County has been named among the top 10 counties in North Carolina where residents are best prepared to retire on time—this according to a new study from financial advisor SmartAsset. The counties secured their ranking based on ability to meet the recommended annual savings rate for a 35-year-old – calculated considering county-level net wealth,…

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Community Calendar

  • February 27, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • March 5, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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  • March 12, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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