11 start, finish SCC’s Fire Academy

11 start, finish SCC’s Fire Academy

For years, conversations in Concheta DeHart’s family have gravitated toward the topic of extinguishing flames since both her brothers (Travis and Ryan) and her father (Eddie) are firemen. So after undergoing gastric bypass surgery and dropping 172 pounds, DeHart figured this spring would be a good time to experience firefighting for herself. She signed up…

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NC merchants mull effects of eliminating sales tax holiday

Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee held a back to school tax-free weekend, but for the first time in ten years, North Carolina did not participate. North Carolina Merchants are now wondering what effect this will have in the state. In order to figure out the economic impact of eliminating the sales tax holiday, Andy Ellen…

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Build an educational booth at this year’s county fair

County Fair time is almost here again!  This year’s Macon County Fair will be held September 17th – 20th, 2014.  The theme is “Legacy of Yesterday … Promise of Tomorrow”   The Fair Association extends to you the opportunity to construct an educational booth using this theme.  This is an excellent time to better acquaint the…

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Cochran taken into custody

Cochran taken into custody

Macon County Sheriff Robbie Holland announced via his Facebook page that escaped inmate Charles Andrew Cochran has been captured. Holland says Cochran was taken into custody Monday on Green Street by the Sheriff’s SWAT Team and Franklin Police. A brief struggle between SWAT members and Cochran ended with him in custody and no injuries for…

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Local man charged with child sex crime

Local man charged with child sex crime

An 18-year-old man was arrested early Saturday morning on child sex crimes. According to the Sheriff’s Office, Rolando Duvergel Jr. was charged with first degree sex offense of a child. Authorities were notified after a witness walked in as the assault was being committed on a young boy. Detectives responded and an investigation was initiated.…

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Gas prices head down

There has been some relief at the pump lately — with gas prices taking a roughly 20 cent per gallon drop since Memorial Day. Tiffany Wright with Triple A Carolinas says more is being made, so it is costing you less. “We’ve been processing the most crude oil on record—during the previous four weeks—something like…

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  • May 28, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • May 29, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • June 4, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • June 5, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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