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Ga. man struck, killed by car in Franklin

January 26, 2015

A 23-year-old Georgia man was killed in a pedestrian accident in Franklin on Saturday evening. According to Captain Steve Apel with the Franklin Police Department, the victim was Jimmy Ebarb, of Ellijay, Ga. Apel says Ebarb was walking across the Highlands Road exit near the 441 by-pass just after dark when he was struck by…

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Eight arrested after drug sweep in Macon Co.

January 26, 2015

On Thursday a six month drug investigation ended with the arrests of 8 individuals. Utilizing the MCSO Tactical Unit, MCSO K9 Unit and the Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit, officers began arresting numerous suspects tied to the drug investigation. Suspects were charged during the drug sweep after an investigation into the selling and distribution of illegal substances…

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Interest increases for former Cullasaja School property

January 26, 2015

Bidding continues over the former Cullasaja School which is up for sale by the Macon County School System. According to Board of Education attorney John Henning Jr. a new bid of $99,000 has come in upsetting the previous bid of $80,000.   Details of the bid have been published and the window for another upset…

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Men’s Night Out: Finances/Investments

January 26, 2015

At the upcoming January 27, 2015 Men’s Night Out Program, the topic will be Financial/Investments.   The guest speaker will be Russell W. Hawkins, II, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones.  The meeting will be at Angel Medical Center in the Video Conference Room on the 3rd floor, at 6:30 p.m. Men’s Night Out is a partnership…

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N.C. flu deaths surpass last season

January 26, 2015

State health officials say the death toll from the flu in North Carolina has surpassed the total for all of 2013-14 with word of 15 more deaths last week. The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services reports 114 people have died from the flu this season, which dates back to Oct. 4, 2014. Last…

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Shaw announces 25 layoffs

January 23, 2015

Another Franklin employer announces it is cutting jobs. Approximately 25 employees at Shaw Floors will be laid off in the next three weeks due to a decline in sales of hardwood floors, which the company makes. If orders pick up again, the company plans to offer the jobs back to those who were let go—but…

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Vargas, Shields receive distinguished honors from Chamber

January 23, 2015
Vargas, Shields receive distinguished honors from Chamber

The Franklin Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards ceremony Tuesday to recognize citizens and an organization that have impacted the community for the better. The Duke Energy Citizenship & Service Award went to Laura Vargas for her volunteer investments in education, healthcare, and other areas of the community. Vargas, who recently underwent breast cancer…

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Maconians encouraged to test homes for radon

January 23, 2015

As the turning of the seasons brings colder weather and North Carolinians snuggle in their households keeping doors and windows closed to stay warm, it is an excellent time to make plans for home radon testing. Radon is the odorless, colorless gas that is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States.…

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Some question UNC system’s tuition spikes

January 23, 2015

A plan for another tuition hike at University of North Carolina system schools is in the works, but not all think it is necessary. Political analyst Faruk Okcetin is one questioning the need of another hike for the UNC system, which includes Western Carolina University. “I understand that cuts have been made and boards are…

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Winter Weather Advisory for higher elevations

January 23, 2015

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for elevations above 3,500 feet in Macon and surrounding counties until Saturday at noon. According to forecasters, a wintry mix of rain, snow, and sleet is expected across the North Carolina mountains before changing to all rain later today. The Franklin area is not expected…

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