Macon jobless rate up in July

Macon jobless rate up in July

The unemployment rate for July rose slightly in Macon County; however, the county’s jobless rate is still much improved over July 2013. According to new information from the state Department of Commerce, the rate ticked up in Macon County from June to July by .3 percent to 6.6 percent. That translates to 1,032 Maconians who…

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Three charged with meth possesion

Three local residents were taken into custody on Wednesday, August 27, all charged with meth-related crimes. According to arrest reports filed by Macon County Sheriff’s Deputies, 28-year-old James Coleman Stamey, of Franklin was charged with a felony count of meth possession in addition to misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a…

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Macon County Fair invites residents to enter items

The 61st annual Macon County Fair will take place September 17-20 in Franklin.  The theme for 2014 is “Legacy of Yesterday…Promise of Tomorrow. The Macon County Fair Board and Macon County Cooperative Extension  invite youth and adults of Macon County to enter items into the fair on Tuesday, September 16, from 9 AM to 9 PM.…

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Dove hunting season underway in N.C.

Dove hunting season underway in N.C.

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission reminds hunters that the dove hunting season opened Monday, Sept. 1, and to be safe throughout the season for these popular game birds. Shooting hours are half-hour before sunrise to sunset for the entire season, including opening day. The 2014-15 season for mourning and white-winged dove is Sept. 1 –…

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Church resolution prompts political romp among county commissioners

Passing a resolution recognizing a prominent citizen or local organization is usually a routine procedure for the Macon County Board of County Commissioners; however, at last week’s meeting of the board, the subject brought on a heated discussion between two county commissioners. The proposed resolution to recognize the 100th anniversary of the Prentiss Baptist Church…

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Franklin woman dies in Ga. crash

Franklin woman dies in Ga. crash

A weekend accident in Rabun County claimed the life of a Macon County woman and left six others hurt. According to the Georgia State Patrol, the two-car accident occurred Saturday afternoon, just before 6 p.m., near Clayton, during a period of heavy rain. Officers say 64-year-old Reba Sue Worley of Franklin, N.C was killed after…

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