PPI submits suggestions for Franklin’s future

PPI submits suggestions for Franklin’s future

The survey results are in and a summary of recommendations for the town of Franklin’s future has been made by Western Carolina University’s Public Policy Institute, which recently conducted a Focus on Franklin forum. The forum drew a large turnout from local residents who wanted to share their thoughts, ideas, and concerns for the town.…

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WNC fall color may be on spotty side

The combination of a wet spring and forecasts for above-average temperatures this fall could produce a long-lasting leaf display in the mountains of Western North Carolina, but with spotty color development. That’s the word from Western Carolina University’s autumnal season soothsayer Kathy Mathews in her annual prediction of how foliage around the region will perform as the…

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Special recognition for two local organizations

Special recognition for two local organizations

As a part of their regular monthly meeting, the Macon County Board of County Commissioners held two special recognitions, one in honor of the local health department and the other highlighting the work of the Macon County Habitat for Humanity. Macon County Public Health was recognized by county officials for their national recognition as the…

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Arrest Report

Arrest Report

A 32-year-old Georgia man was taken into custody by Macon County Sheriff’s Deputies after being charged with serious crimes. The suspect, Jerimy Adam Burr, of Savannah, Ga. was arrested on August 20. Burr was charged with felony counts of trafficking in meth, possession of meth with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver, and a misdemeanor…

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Troopers ramp up patrols in school zones

As we prepare for the new school year, the N.C. Department of Transportation urges students and motorists to stay alert and exercise caution on the road, especially around crosswalks, school buses and bus stops. Highway Patrol SGT. Mike Baker says school zones will be filled with inexperienced drivers. “Approximately two-thirds of the people killed in…

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Macon ranked 38th most dangerous county to drive in

Rural Counties remain the killing grounds for traffic deaths in North Carolina. Despite a reduction in traffic deaths in 2013 and less traffic on the road, three people on average die every day in the state in a traffic crash, according to AAA Carolina’s 20th annual ranking of the state’s most dangerous counties for traffic.…

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