As county recreation space doubles, budget must increase

At the recent budget work session of the Macon County Board of Commissioners, Recreation Director Seth Adams presented the 2015-2016 budget requests for the Macon County Recreation Park. The overall budget for the recreation department will see a significant increase with the additional expenses expected to operate the new Parker Meadows Complex with the total…

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N.C. ranked fifth hungriest state

In the United States, about one in five kids live in a house that is at risk for hunger. In North Carolina, it’s more than one in six. Reverend David Beckmann- the president of Bread for the World- says he, along with other religious leaders across the nation, are trying to do something about it.…

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Deadline nears for Miss Franklin Scholarship Pageant

Applications are available for the Miss Franklin Scholarship Pageant at the Franklin Chamber of Commerce. The Pageant will be held Saturday, May 16, 2015 at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts. Entry Fee:  $100 with Registration Registration deadline:  January 31 Judging Categories: Personal Interview Swimsuit Evening Gown Talent For more information contact 524-3161

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Ga. man struck, killed by car in Franklin

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.

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

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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Community Calendar

  • September 5, 2015 8:00 amMACON COUNTY SR. GAMES FLEA MARKET
  • September 5, 2015 10:00 amAL-ANON MEETING
  • September 8, 2015 10:00 amRED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
  • September 8, 2015 3:30 pmCOWEE FARMERS MARKET
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