County acquires landfill expansion properties for $1.5 million

County acquires landfill expansion properties for $1.5 million

After meeting in closed session Tuesday night, Macon County Commissioners voted unanimously to expand the county’s current landfill. With the board’s approval, the county will move forward and acquire two adjoining properties to allow for the landfill expansion. For the last several years, county officials have held many discussions with Chris Stahl, the county’s Solid…

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Arrest Report

Arrest Report

A Georgia man is due in Macon County court on October 23 on new charges stemming from an arrest earlier this year. The suspect, 32-year-old Jerimy Adam Burr, of Savannah, Ga. was charged on October 9 with a felony count of military desertion and a misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Burr, who has…

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NCDOT reminds drivers to watch for deer

NCDOT reminds drivers to watch for deer

The arrival of the fall season not only means dropping temperatures and leaves, but also an increase in the chances of a collision with a deer across North Carolina. Between 2011 and 2013, nearly half of the more than 61,000 animal-related crashes took place in October through December.  About 90 percent of those involved deer.…

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Franklin boys win XC Conference Championship

Congratulations to the Franklin High School boys cross country team as they claim the Western North Carolina Athletic Conference Championship held at Western Carolina University on Wednesday. Franklin’s Harrison Conner was named 3rd in the individual all-conference division. The FHS Varsity Volleyball team will play first round of State playoffs at Polk County on Saturday,…

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Storms knock out power, topple trees

Storms knock out power, topple trees

The heavy storms that hit western North Carolina Tuesday dropped more than 7 inches of rain in Macon County. According to information from the Coweeta Hydrologic Lab, 7.33 inches of rain was recorded on Tuesday October 14. That’s more than what was recorded during each of the major Hurricane’s Frances and Ivan, which brought 5.99…

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Community Building named for Senator Bob

Community Building named for Senator Bob

The Macon County Community Facilities Building has officially been renamed as the Senator Robert C. Carpenter Community Building following a special dedication Saturday afternoon. Members of the community, local dignitaries, and family of the late Senator were in attendance for the ceremony—including Carpenter’s son, Bob Carpenter Jr. “He loved this county, he loved these people,…

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Macon County Weather

Community Calendar

  • September 1, 2015 3:30 pmCOWEE FARMERS MARKET
  • September 5, 2015 8:00 amMACON COUNTY SR. GAMES FLEA MARKET
  • September 5, 2015 10:00 amAL-ANON MEETING
  • September 8, 2015 10:00 amRED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
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