Macon Schools tighten security with new locks

The Macon County School District is ramping up security at eight schools with a $31,800 electronic door lock system. The new technology will feature a camera will open with a key card according to Schools Superintendent Chris Baldwin. “This will give our school employees to see who is actually at the door before we allow…

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Corbin reappointed to county chairman

Macon County Commissioners reappoint Kevin Corbin as chairman of the board. At Tuesday’s meeting of the commission, Corbin was re-elected unanimously by fellow board members. Commissioner Ronnie Beale was also unanimously re-elected to the vice-chair post.

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Local Toys for Tots chapter seeks last minute donations

Local Toys for Tots chapter seeks last minute donations

Smoky Mountain Toys for Tots is making a push to help all families who have applied for assistance this season and they need your help. They are in need of donations of new and unwrapped toys to help brighten Christmas for children in the area. Toys are needed for girls from birth to 14 years…

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Gas expected to drop in 2014

There may be a bit more breathing room at the gas pump next year, as the U.S. Energy Information Administration expects prices to fall in the coming year. They predict retail gas per gallon to average $3.37 in 2014—down from $3.50 in 2013 and $3.63 in 2012. Energy officials say factors behind the drop include…

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Driver airflifted after Ga. Road wreck

Driver airflifted after Ga. Road wreck

A two-vehicle accident leaves a driver seriously hurt and shuts down U.S. 441 south Wednesday night. According to responders, a dump truck collided with an SUV in front of Dairy Queen at approximately 9:30 p.m. It was described as a t-bone accident–trapping the driver in the vehicle. The female driver, who has not been identified,…

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Parker Meadows gets $500K PARTF grant

Macon County’s plan to create a recreation complex at the Parker Meadows property is getting a big boost. After waiting for several months, Macon County found out that it will receive a hefty grant from the state’s Park and Recreation Trust Fund—that will go to develop the complex on the Parker Meadows Property. At the…

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