Crews battle apartment fire Sunday night

Fire officials are trying to determine what started a fire at the Pantherview Apartments in Franklin Sunday night—and believe it may have started in the kitchen. Franklin Fire and Rescue was dispatched to the fire at 43 Ulco Drive at approximately 9:00 p.m. According to Franklin Fire Chief Warren Cabe, the occupants of the home,…

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Local attorney urges county to revise tax manual

The next round of property tax revaluations continues in Macon County and is on schedule for a 2015 release. Local attorney Richard Melvin urged county leaders, as the reval process takes place, to adopt changes to the tax manual to allow for fair appeals on land appraisal values. Melvin spoke with county commissioners during public…

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REACH unveils plan for new shelter

REACH unveils plan for new shelter

REACH of Macon County has unveiled plans for a new and larger shelter for domestic and sexual violence victims and their children for both Macon and Jackson counties. The organization says the current shelter does not have the adequate space in either bedrooms or common areas to meet their growing needs. For seventeen months out…

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Applications accepted for energy crisis funds

Macon County Department of Social Services has received additional money for the Crisis Intervention Program (CIP). Applications will begin on Monday, March 24, 2014, at 8:00 am. You must be in a LIFE THREATENING EMERGENCY/CRISIS. Applications will be taken for households needing assistance for their immediate heating needs and to alleviate their heating crisis. Eligible…

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Springtime snow next week?

Spring is here, but forecasters say the western Mountains may get a taste of winter again early next week. Chris Horne with the National Weather Service in Greenville says temperatures will drop Monday evening as a moisture system moves into the region and this is creating the potential for some springtime snow. “Confidence is greater…

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Panther baseball looks to snap skid at Smoky Mountain

The Franklin Panther varsity baseball team will head to Smoky Mountain this afternoon for the Battle of Cowee Mountain on the diamond. Franklin got off to a strong start, but has dropped its last three—with errors proving costly in those games. The 3-4 Panthers will look to get back in the win column against the…

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Community Calendar

  • December 19, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • December 25, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • December 26, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • January 1, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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