Additional charges in Dowdle sex case

Additional charges in Dowdle sex case

A Highlands man arrested in September for alleged child sex crimes is facing additional charges. An arrest report filed by the Macon County Sheriff’s Office indicates 34-year-old Donald Lee Dowdle, of Panther Mountain Road was charged on October 30 with felony counts of rape of a child, sexual offense of a child, burglary by forcible…

Read more »

Franklin, Highlands Election results

Here are the Results from the Franklin and Highlands Municipal Election: For Franklin Mayor: Bob Scott Wins with 493 vote to Sissy Pattillo’s 181 votes For Franklin Alderman Top 3 Vote Getters are: Billy Mashburn Patti Halyburton Abel Barbara McRae For Highlands Mayor: Patrick Taylor received 24 votes and Brian Steihler 11 votes  For Highlands…

Read more »

Residents decide on new leadership for Franklin, Highlands today

The polls are open for the 2013 Franklin and Highlands Municipal Elections. Voters registered in each town will decide on new board members as well as a new mayor for each town. Registered voters residing in the Franklin town limits will vote at town hall and registered voters in Highlands will be voting at the…

Read more »

Man, 80, hospitalized after hit and run incident

North Carolina State Troopers are looking for the driver who struck an elderly man Thursday night. The incident happened at approximately 9:54 p.m. on the Georgia Road near the intersection of Coweeta Lab Road. Troopers indicate the man, Clyde Maples, 80, of Clayton, Ga. , was on the shoulder of U.S. 23 putting fuel into…

Read more »

BCBS of NC on Obamacare

The first days of Obamacare have left many residents with more questions than answers. The state’s largest insurer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, is trying to help policy holders wade through the changes brought on by the Affordable Care Act. North Carolina Blue Cross spokesman Lew Borman says some people’s plans are changing…

Read more »

Crisis heating funds available

Residents facing a life threatening emergency/crisis can now apply for the Crisis Intervention Program, known as CIP, at Macon County DSS. Applications will be taken for households needing assistance for their immediate heating needs and to alleviate their heating crisis. Eligible households must meet all criteria for heating assistance. The target population is that at…

Read more »

Macon County Weather

Community Calendar

  • November 13, 2013 4:00 pmFOOD PANTRY OPEN AT HICKORY KNOLL UM CHURCH
  • July 30, 2014Save Our Children-Save Our World, feat. Josh McDowell
  • July 31, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • August 1, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
AEC v1.0.4

Images of Macon