Panthers to begin tourney on a positive note

The Franklin Panther hoops teams close out the regular season on a high note as they defeat Tuscola on Monday. The Lady Panthers had no trouble taking care of the Lady Mountaineers winning by a final of 77-28. In the boys game, Franklin won convincingly by a final of 65-50, which will give them momentum…

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Planners finish review of dormant county-owned properties

The Macon County Planning has wrapped up its review of vacant properties owned by the county and what potential options exist for each one. County Planner Matt Mason presented the planning board’s summary of findings to county commissioners at their February meeting. According to Mason, planners reviewed nine properties owned by the county and one…

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New stroke guidelines for women

The American Heart Association has released guidelines on preventing stroke in women. The guidelines include stroke risks unique to women and provide recommendations on how best to treat them. Dr. Cheryl Bushnell—Director of the Stroke Center at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center— says that stroke can happen at any age, so it is important to…

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Earthquake felt in Macon

Earthquake felt in Macon

Some residents in Macon County felt the effects of an earthquake Friday night that occurred in Edgefield, S.C. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a 4.1 magnitude quake hit near Edgefield at approximately 10:23 p.m. Here in Franklin, nearly 160 miles away, the tremors were felt briefly by many local residents who say the shaking…

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Decisions to be made on Parker Meadows

County officials find out more about how much it will cost to operate the planned Parker Meadows ball field complex. At the February 11 county commission meeting, Rec. Director Seth Adams presented an overview of the increase to the parks and recreation annual budget if the county opts to build the full complex. Last year’s…

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AARP free tax help at Macon Library

The AARP Foundation is once again providing free assistance with tax preparation. The Foundation’s Tax-Aide program offers free, individualized tax preparation for low-to moderate-income taxpayers – especially those 60 and older. Residents who qualify can get help at the Macon County Public Library on Siler Road. Please call 524-3600 for an appointment.  

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  • October 23, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • October 24, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • October 30, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • October 31, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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