Wettest year on record for Macon Co.

Data from the Coweeta Hydrologic Labratory determined the weekend rain was enough to set the annual rainfall record in Macon County. December’s total as of 8:00 am today is 11.39 inches. From Christmas Day through December 29, the county received 1.11 inches of rain. This brings the annual total to 93.85 inches, breaking the previous…

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County accepting Christmas trees for recycling

The Macon County Solid Waste Department is accepting Christmas trees for recycling. The trees will be donated to North Carolina Fish and Wildlife for fish hatchery beds. You may bring your Christmas tree to either the landfill facility in Franklin, or the Highlands Transfer Facility. Please remove all ornaments, lights, tree-stands, etc. from the tree…

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Funeral service held for former radio announcer Randy Raby

Funeral service held for former radio announcer Randy Raby

Funeral services were held Sunday for Joseph “Randy” Raby, a friend to all in the Macon County community. Raby passed away on Thursday, December 26 at the age of 60. Randy’s voice was a familiar one as he worked as a local radio announcer for 30 years. He worked at WFSC and WRFR in Franklin…

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Fire burns Clarks Chapel home on Christmas Eve

Fire burns Clarks Chapel home on Christmas Eve

A fire on Christmas Eve leaves a Clarks Chapel home with substantial damage. It’s not clear at this time what started the fire at 4619 Clarks Chapel Road. Zach Ledford with Clarks Chapel Fire Department says the incident was reported around 7 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Firemen arrived within minutes and were able to contain…

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County approves new 911 technology

County Commissioners approve upgrades to outdated equipment being used by the Macon County 911 service. David Key, Director of Emergency Services, asked county commissioners at their December meeting for approval to spend part of the 911 general fund to purchase two new phone switches for the 911 system. The county recently upgraded several components within…

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Resolving to slim down? Angel Med offers a free, creative way

The seventh kick-off for Lighten Up 4 Life for our community sponsored by Angel Medical Center will be on Monday, January 6, at 5:00 pm in the hospital dining room. The LU4L program is a free weight loss challenge that is entirely web based. The program is based on 4-person teams who compete with others…

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  • September 18, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • September 19, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • September 20, 2014 7:00 amPANCAKE BREAKFAST FUND RAISER
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