State school board to vote on virtual charter schools next month

The North Carolina State Board of Education is expected to vote next month on two virtual charter school applications—which would be the first ever in the state. In December, an advisory committee approved the two applications and has sent them to the state for final approval. State lawmakers approved a pilot program in last year’s…

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January meeting on tap for Macon County Commission

The Macon County Board of Commissioner will hold its regular meeting for January tonight at 6 p.m. at the Macon County Courthouse. According to the agenda, commissioners are expected to discuss a contract for signage at Parker Meadows, right-of-way agreements with Duke Energy at the Macon County Rec. Park, a request for qualification to design…

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Town considering annexation for new convenience store

Plans for a new convenience store in Franklin moved ahead last week after the town of Franklin agreed to review a request for voluntary annexation. At their January 5 meeting, aldermen voted 3-1 to direct the town clerk to check the sufficiency of the annexation request at 44 Lowery Lane off of the Georgia Road.…

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Macon, Rabun law enforcement recover stolen vehicles

Three stolen vehicles tie Macon County to Rabun County, Ga. The first, a Chevy S-10, stolen from the Dillard House on December 20th, the second a Church van taken in Macon County, and the third a Dodge Ram flatbed that disappeared from behind Billingsley’s Garden Center; the latter two both appearing on police reports from…

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Kick the habit in 2015 at Angel Medical Center

Kick the habit in 2015 at Angel Medical Center

Angel Medical Center will host an American Lung Association’s “Freedom From Smoking”  program starting Tuesday, January 20,  2015 at 5:00 pm in Angel Medical Center’s dining room.  The 6-week series will be held on Tuesdays and the cost is $25.  Pre-registration is required and can be completed by calling Kim Watkins at (828) 369-4181.

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Officers halt inmate escape attempt

Officers halt inmate escape attempt

The Macon County Sheriff’s Office and Franklin Police Department cut off a potential inmate escape at the Macon County Detention Center Saturday morning. Inmate, 21 year old Cameron Paul Schaffer, crawled into the drop ceiling of his cell and had disappeared into the crawl space. In a news statement, Sheriff Robby Holland said, “At the time…

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Community Calendar

  • September 1, 2015 3:30 pmCOWEE FARMERS MARKET
  • 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
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