Man dies from injuries in motorcycle accident

A Franklin man has died from injuries he sustained in a motorcycle accident on Sunday, May 11. The victim, 66-year-old Jerry Ralph Waters Sr., died Saturday at Mission Hospital, where he had been under care since the accident. Waters wrecked his motorcycle on Addington Bridge Road near South Macon Elementary at approximately 1:19 p.m. and…

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Rivarly comes to the diamond in playoffs

The stakes are high for this evening’s “Battle of Cowee Mountain” on the baseball diamond. The Franklin Panther baseball team, winners of seven straight, will travel to Smoky Mountain High School to face the Mustangs in round three of the state 2-A playoffs. The two teams met twice in the regular season with Smoky Mountain…

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Employment office staying put for now

The Franklin employment office, known as the Division of Workforce Solutions (DWS), appears it will remain at its location on Harrison Avenue—at least for now. The state cut rent funding for the office as part of a realignment plan and this had employment officials asking the county to provide a new location, rent free. At…

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Second middle school employee arrested

Another employee of Macon Middle School has been arrested—according to the school system—43-year-old Paula Anglin was charged Friday with disseminating obscene material to a minor. Anglin, who worked as a receptionist for the school, was suspended indefinitely from her position on Wednesday, May 14. According to a statement from the Sheriff’s Office, the investigation began…

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Judge strikes down 25 percent teacher plan

A controversial law requiring teachers to give up career protection for a contract and pay raise has been struck down by a Superior Court judge. Judge Robert Hobgood ruled Friday that the measure, which selects 25 percent of a school district’s teachers for the play plan, violates constitutional rights by trying to take away teacher…

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County budget proposed

Macon County is out with a $45, 521,122 proposed budget for the coming fiscal year—and no tax increase is expected. County Manager Derek Roland said, as he presented the budget May 13, it was structured considering the unknown impact that the forthcoming property reappraisals could have. Roland expects the county to remain in sound financial shape…

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