Update: New details on the board of elections embezzlement case

The recent investigation at Macon County Board of Elections has led to criminal allegations. Court documents filed by SBI Agent T.D. Ammons state, “there is probable cause to believe that the Office of the Macon County Board of Elections has been used to commit the offense of embezzlement.” It also indicated that a trustworthy source…

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Embezzlement suspected at Board of Elections Office

The recent investigation at Macon County Board of Elections has led to embezzlement allegations. Court documents revealed what appears to be more than $50,000 in authorized checks that were sent out to the office to various individuals. As a result, the Board of Elections Director Kim Bishop has been placed on paid leave. Now the…

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County to purchase playground equipment for Iotla-Valley

In just its second year of existence, the Iotla-Valley K-4 still lacks a complete playground for students—but that appears to be changing. The school’s principal, Gary Brown, asked county commissioners for a $40,000 allocation to complete the school’s partial playground, which has primarily been funded by the Iotla-Valley PTO. Brown said, over the past couple…

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Pisgah slips by Franklin

The Franklin Lady Panther basketball team loses a heart breaker at Pisgah Friday night. The final was Pisgah 66, Franklin 63; it was the Franklin girls’ (14-2) first conference loss of the season. In the boy’s game Pisgah held off the Panthers (5-12) by a final of 71-43. Franklin returns home this Tuesday night as…

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Delays & Closings for 01/27

Delays & Closings for 01/27

- Macon County Schools: Franklin Area 3 Hour Delay - Trimont Christian Academy: 3 Hour Delay - Macon Program for Progress: LATE START SCHEDULE  

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NC may withdraw from new common core testing for students

The State Board of Education is considering not implementing a new group of tests that are focused on the Common Core Standard. In March, the first run of the federally-funded Common Core testing will take place. State Superintendent of Public Schools Dr. June Atkinson believes the tests, currently taken by North Carolina students, should not…

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  • October 24, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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