N.C. scores 27th nationally for cost to drive

Bankrate.com has released a new report on the cost of driving. The site ranked each state with Georgia being the most expensive. Claes Bell, a Senior Analyst with Bankrate.com, says North Carolina ranked near the middle. “North Carolina ranked 27th out of the 50 states. They tended to have slightly above average taxes and fees…

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Land Trust to host ‘Shade Your Stream’ field day

Land Trust to host ‘Shade Your Stream’ field day

LTLT and the Macon County Soil & Water Conservation District will be hosting a FREE landowner “Shade Your Stream” field day on September 17, 2013 from 8am-2pm. Shade Your Stream is a new initiative of LTLT and its partners. The idea is to encourage landowners to restore or maintain a healthy buffer of trees and…

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Migrant worker struck by car, killed

A 44-year-old Hispanic male, listing a Franklin address, was struck and killed by a car Monday night on the Georgia Road. According to the Bryson City Post of the Highway Patrol, the victim, identified as Manuel Hernandez-Florenica, was standing in the southbound lane of U.S. 23 when he was struck by a 2007 Toyota truck…

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Suspect Caught: Manhunt ends in woods

Suspect Caught: Manhunt ends in woods

An Otto man wanted on charges in Georgia spent most of Wednesday on the run from Macon County law enforcement. The manhunt ended in the North Franklin area with his arrest. The suspect, identified as 30-year-old Jeffery Alan Tedesco, of Coweeta Lab Road, fled Franklin Police Wednesday morning after officers attempted to arrest him on…

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Federal grant to boost Franklin’s afforable housing complex

The affordable housing complex being constructed on Roller Mill Road is getting a federal grant that will help keep construction costs in line. U.S. Senator Kay Hagan announced that Southeastern Housing Preservation, Inc. will receive a $480,000 grant from the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLBank) of Atlanta for the Westgate Terrace Apartment community in Franklin.…

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Overdose Awareness Day event planned in Franklin

August 31st 2013 is national Overdose Awareness Day, a time to commemorate loved ones lost from accidental drug overdose. In North Carolina, drug overdose claims over 1100 lives each year and is on track to surpass motor vehicle fatalities by 2017. The majority of the overdose deaths involve prescription painkillers, such as OxyContin, Percocet and…

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  • April 21, 2014 6:00 pm"HIS TABLE" FREE DINNER
  • 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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