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Franklin Town Manager Addresses Needed Infrastructure Projects

July 30, 2014

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 next few months.  The town will be looking at the possible expansion of the town’s water plant. Woodard stated the town is looking at two…

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Focus on Franklin Tonight

July 30, 2014

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 hall. The presentation by WCU’s Public Policy Institute will include general thoughts about the state of Franklin, including the positives about the town, as well…

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Arrest Report

July 29, 2014

A Franklin woman was arrested recently and charged with credit card fraud and obtaining money by false pretense. Tracie Bardwell 44 of addington place is being held at the detention center on $10,000 bond with a court date August 7th. In an unrelated incident Daniel Stanfield of Blackwater drive Franklin was charged with breaking and entering,…

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Duke Energy to Close Recreation Areas on Lake Glenville

July 29, 2014

It was announced yesterday that Duke Energy will begin recreation improvement work at the Pines Recreation Area on Lake Glenville and the Bear Creek Access Area on Bear Creek Lake in Jackson County on Aug. 5, 2014. Improvements to these sites will include new informational signage, vault toilets, parking improvements and fishing piers. The Pines…

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Operation Firecracker Statistics Released

July 29, 2014

The N.C. Department of Transportation and the Governor’s Highway Safety Program announced last week that 1,929 DWI arrests were made during “Booze It & Lose It: Operation Firecracker” which ran from June 27 through July 6. In Macon County there were 8 DWI’s and 32 occupant restraint charges, 17 criminal violations and 194 other traffic…

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Rabun County Plane Crash Kills One

July 28, 2014
Rabun County Plane Crash Kills One

On Saturday morning Rabun County EMS confirmed a plane went down around 9am near the landing strip at Heaven’s Landing near Clayton. According to Michael Mazarky, Rabun County Emergency Management director 62-year-old Ernest Merkelis of Clayton died in the crash he is believed to be the pilot and no other passengers were on board at…

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Macon County Arrest Report

July 28, 2014

A Franklin man faces numerous charges after an arrest last week. 37 year old Nathan Prevette has been charged with Aiding & abetting the breaking and entering of a motor vehicle, Possession of Meth and Communicating threats. He was booked into the Macon county detention center on $17,750 bond and is to appear in court…

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Macon County Board of Education will meet tonight

July 28, 2014

This evening the Macon county board of education will meet for their regular monthly meeting at the administrative office beginning at 6:00 pm . On the agenda for the meeting are numerous requests for fundraising activities and discussion of SACS accreditation along with a strategic plan update. Also the board of education would like to…

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Holly Spring Baptist Honored with Health Certification

July 24, 2014

Partners in Health and Wholeness is awarding Holly Springs Baptist Church a silver certification. Along with the certification comes a $750 mini-grant that will be used to obtain fresh fruits and vegetable and healthy snacks for their Second Mile Ministry. This assistance will primarily include food, clothing, and monetary aid for shelter and utilities. They…

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Foreign Terrorist Bill introduced by Congressman Mark Meadows

July 24, 2014

A house bill introduced by our Western North Carolina Congressman passed the house earlier this week. On Tuesday evening, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Act of 2014, H.R. 4411, introduced by Congressman Mark Meadows , by a vote of 404-0. The bill targets Hezbollah, a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization, by sanctioning…

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  • November 13, 2013 4:00 pmFOOD PANTRY OPEN AT HICKORY KNOLL UM CHURCH
  • July 30, 2014Save Our Children-Save Our World, feat. Josh McDowell
  • July 31, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • August 1, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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