Local governments share updates at joint meeting

Local governments share updates at joint meeting

Leaders from Franklin, Highlands, and Macon County met Tuesday for a joint meeting in Franklin to update the respective boards. Mayor Joe Collins provided a brief update on town of Franklin happenings. He said the town is studying its next generation water source. Collins also added the town is concerned over the state of the…

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New system at Macon Joblink to better connect workers, employers

Some new tools will soon be available at the Macon County Joblink Center on Harrison Avenue to improve connections between job seekers and employers. Dale West, Joblink Manager, explains they are unveiling a new more robust computer system on Monday, August 5, that will improve the job-seeking experience. “Employers will have the ability to put…

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Macon Schools experience bus driver shortage

They are the first members of Macon County school staff that students see each day and the last before they go home; but apparently, there’s a shortage of bus drivers in the school district. The issue was raised before the Board of Education at their July meeting by Laura Green, who spoke on behalf of…

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Highlands man pleads guilty to DirecTV scheme

Federal prosecutors say a Highlands man has pleaded guilty in a scheme involving DirecTV that resulted in a loss of $4.5 million dollars. Ninian Ulysses Bond, II, age 60, pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court to wire fraud and mail fraud charges for fraudulently acquiring and unlawfully rebroadcasting DIRECTV satellite television to the customers…

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Forest Service releases new recreation maps

The U.S. Forest Service National Forests in North Carolina has updated the recreation map of the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests. The map is posted online at http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5425097.pdf. The map identifies the locations of the many recreation sites in the two national forests, as well as the activities and amenities available at each site. The…

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SCC Pres to speak at Macon Community Development meeting

Dr. Don Tomas, President of Southwestern Community College, will be guest speaker at the Macon County Community Development Council meeting on Tuesday, August 6. The meeting is being held at the Macon County Cooperative Extension Center and will begin at 7 pm. Dr. Tomas is expected to give an update on plans and happenings at…

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