Jackson Sheriff’s Office probed for checkpoint targeting

Following several complaints over a seatbelt checkpoint held last year, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office will make some changes in how it conducts its checkpoints. Complaints were made that the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office was targeting minorities in some of its checkpoints—one particular event was on May 15, 2012 when 15 undocumented immigrants were detained…

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Panthers look to go 10-0 on Senior Night

Tonight is Senior Night at the Panther Pit as Franklin seeks to extend their record to 10-0 on the season. The Panthers will face the West Henderson Falcons, who have yet to win a game this season, but Panther Head Coach Josh Brooks says Franklin isn’t looking past this game. “They played Tuscola very tough.…

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Superintendent tasked with tough choice about teacher raises

Superintendent tasked with tough choice about teacher raises

New North Carolina legislation calls for teacher pay raises—but not all teachers will get one. In fact, just 25 percent of a school district’s teachers will get the raise under the new law. It calls for administration to evaluate all teachers who have worked three years and base the raise on performance. Now, the Macon…

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Reminder: Fall back Sunday

Reminder: Fall back Sunday

Don’t forget to fall back this weekend. Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday and you’ll get an extra hour of sleep as you set your clocks back one hour beginning at 2 a.m. Sunday. Daylight savings Time will begin again on Sunday March 9, 2014  

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Early vote deadline nears

Time to cast an early vote in the 2013 Franklin and Highlands Municipal Elections is running out. One-Stop Voting is going on at the Board of Elections Office until Saturday November 2, when the office will open from 9 to 1. According to the Board of Elections, 229 have voted One-Stop—that’s up from only 84…

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Help brighten the Christmas Season with Holiday Angels

Macon Program for Progress will offer assistance to low income families with young children or elderly during the Christmas holidays. Applications will be available November 4 through November 29, 2013. Eligible adults must be 63 or older or special needs adults on fixed incomes. Families who apply must have full custody of at least one…

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  • September 4, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • September 5, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • September 11, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • September 12, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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