2014 Public Health Hero announced

2014 Public Health Hero announced

During the month of April, Macon County Public Health celebrated Public Health Month by recognizing a Public Health Hero. The objective of making this award is to broaden people’s awareness and understanding of the important role that public health plays in all of our lives. Macon County Public Health asked the public to submit nominations…

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Macon County inmate death under investigation

State and local law enforcement are investigating the death of a Macon County inmate who died in a cell at the Detention Center on Saturday Macon County Sheriff Robby Holland says the inmate, 34-year-old, Stephen Paul Johnson, of Franklin, had been in a lock-down cell for approximately 21 hours under observation at all times. Around…

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Town seeks tax hike in upcoming budget

A slight tax increase is in the proposed 2014-2015 fiscal year budget for the town of Franklin, which was presented at the May 5 town board meeting. The budget message indicates the town is seeking an ad-valorem tax increase from 25 to 26 cents per $100 of valuation to allow for balancing the budget and…

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SCC grads prepare for next chapter

SCC grads prepare for next chapter

More than 300 Southwestern Community College students will receive their associate degrees, diplomas and/or certificates in a pair of commencement ceremonies on Thursday, May 8, in Myers Auditorium at the Jackson Campus. The 5 p.m. ceremony, which is for health science graduates, will feature speaker Mary Chauvin – a graduate of the Nursing program. She…

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Stamp Out hunger this Saturday

Stamp Out hunger this Saturday

About one in six Americans goes hungry or wonders where the next meal will come from. That’s a reality of life in the United States today. But another fact of life in this country is that people and organizations get together to tackle such problems and to help their fellow Americans. To combat hunger, the…

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Macon County Primary results

Macon County Primary results

After the results were tallied on Tuesday, for the 2014 Primary Elections, it was evident a majority of Macon County voters want incumbents to stay in office. Here are the unofficial results: Sheriff (R) Holland (incumbent): 2,844 votes/85.74% Carpenter: 473 votes/14.26% District I County Commission (Highlands-R) Tate (incumbent): 1,999 votes/61.32% Shearl: 1,261 votes/38.68% Register of…

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Community Calendar

  • March 30, 2015 8:00 amRELAY FOR LIFE EASTER BASKET SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER
  • April 2, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • April 3, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • April 6, 2015 11:30 amFRANKLIN GARDEN CLUB MONTHLY LUNCHEON
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