Salute to Veterans this Friday

The Franklin High School Booster Club will present a Salute to Veterans this Friday evening prior to the football game at the Panther Pit against Swain County. The event, which pays tribute to all military service men and women, will begin at 6:30 p.m. All veterans will be honored and recognized, with World War II…

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Meadows opposed to military action in Syria

Mountain Congressional Representative Mark Meadows declared Tuesday, he is opposed to U.S. military intervention in Syria. Meadows (NC-11) said in a press statement: “After carefully reviewing the facts and participating in multiple hearings and briefings, I will be voting against the authorization of U.S. military intervention in Syria,” Meadows said. “Though I stand unflinchingly with…

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Macon’s first dialysis center to open Thursday

Franklin residents receiving dialysis will soon be able to get the critical treatment much closer to home. A special opening is planned this Thursday at 2 p.m. for Macon County’s first ever dialysis center, which will be operated by DaVita. Major renovations just wrapped up at the facility, located in the former Carenet Thrift Store, in…

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Franklin coach suspended, charged with DUI

A Franklin High School football coach and Macon County School employee has been suspended indefinitely after being charged with driving under the influence. Coach Tony Plemmons was arrested August 31 in Seneca, South Carolina after his Chrysler 300 collided with a 1985 Camaro on Highway 76. Seneca Police say the 48-year-old Plemmons failed sobriety tests…

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Police Blotter: Woman charged with 33 counts of employee larceny

Police Blotter: Woman charged with 33 counts of employee larceny

A Franklin woman was jailed on Saturday charged with stealing from an employer. A report filed by Franklin Police indicated the suspect, identified as 27-year-old Erica Annette Browning, was charged with 33 felony counts of larceny by employee. Browning was booked into the Macon County Detention Center on a $20,000 bond and is expected in…

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AG Cooper still concerned despite drop in crime rate

There was some good news announced last week as the North Carolina crime rate for 2012 was down—in fact, at its lowest rate since 1976. Attorney General Roy Cooper says the numbers don’t tell the whole story, however, as the index crime rate does include not all reported crimes. “These statistics don’t include meth labs;…

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  • April 26, 2014 8:00 amKYLE MORGAN BENEFIT
  • April 28, 2014 6:00 pm"HIS TABLE" FREE DINNER
  • April 30, 2014 4:00 pmFOOD PANTRY OPEN AT HICKORY KNOLL UM CHURCH
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