School board race finalized

The race for two seats on the Macon County Board of Education is set for this fall after the filing period concluded Monday afternoon. According to the Board of Elections, four residents filed for election. Incumbent Tommy Cabe and Bill Taylor have filed to run for the District II seat; and Fred Goldsmith and Carroll…

Read more »

No decision on Kilby

Two hearings were held Tuesday morning in the Habersham County, Ga. Court House involving former Boggs Mountain Shelter Director Lowanda “Peanut” Kilby. The first was a hearing to declare if Kilby is indigent, and the second for a supersedes bond to grant Kilby bail pending a new trial and appeal. According to Assistant D.A. Maggie…

Read more »

Arthur good test for ReadyNC app

North Carolina Emergency Officials say the state’s new emergency mobile app was put to the test during Hurricane Arthur. Crystal Feldman with the Department of Public Safety says the ReadyNC app is useful for all residents and visitors from the mountains to the coast. “It’s a mobile application that can help you prepare daily for…

Read more »

Woodard moves to town manager post

Woodard moves to town manager post

Following a closed session during their meeting Monday night, the Franklin Board of Aldermen voted unanimously to name Summer Woodard as the official town manager. “She knows the town from the ground up,” Franklin Mayor Bob Scott said after the decision. “She has interned in several of the departments while she earned her Master’s Degree,…

Read more »

Otto man dies following motorcycle wreck Saturday

A 63-year-old Otto man has died as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on Saturday afternoon. According to Franklin Police Chief David Adams, the victim, Carl William Obreiter was riding his motorcycle on the Sylva Road just north of the Dowdle Mountain Road intersection at approximately 1:30 p.m., when a barrel rolled…

Read more »

NC House, Senate move closer to agreement on repealing national education standards

State lawmakers in the House and Senate have reached a tentative agreement on a measure to repeal and replace Common Core, but public schools could allow portions of the standards to remain, if state education officials choose. Lt. Governor Dan Forest is among the contingent that say these national education standards are not preparing students…

Read more »

Macon County Weather

Community Calendar

  • March 28, 2015 7:00 amPANCAKE BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER FOR MACON TRACS
  • March 28, 2015 10:00 amEASTER EGG HUNT
  • April 2, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • April 3, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
AEC v1.0.4