Program for Occupational Therapy Assistants returning to SCC

Shuttered 12 years ago due to changes in Medicare funding, the Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program is returning to Southwestern Community College. Mitch Fischer, dean of health sciences at SCC, announced earlier this month that students will be selected in the spring and that classes will resume in fall of 2014. “The Medicare funding formulas…

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County approves school administrator supplement

A portion of county tax dollars allocated to the school system for teacher and teacher assistant supplements will end up providing a supplement for school administrators. The county earmarked $430,000 to provide Macon teachers and with their annual 2 percent pay supplement, but with the number of teachers dropping—there are funds left to help administrators.…

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NC DMV launches new campaign for teen drivers

The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles announced Tuesday the launch of an innovative new program sponsored by Ford Motor Company designed to prevent one of the major causes of death and injury for teens on the road – inexperience. In 2012 alone, North Carolina teens had 40,717 crashes resulting in 71 deaths and more…

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Cold for a Cause planned next month

Cold for a Cause planned next month

Next month, Farm Bureau Insurance Agent Patrick Jenkins will spend two nights in the cold to help families in need. Jenkins started the event, known as Cold for a Cause, a few years ago and it has proven to be a big success for the community. From Friday, January 10 to Sunday, January 12, Jenkins…

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A winter wonderland comes to Franklin

A winter wonderland comes to Franklin

Downtown Franklin was alive with winter fun and Christmas lights as the town celebrated the annual Winter Wonderland for the first two Friday nights in December. The first Friday night was held with warmer than usual temperatures and a little rain, but the second weekend’s temperatures were perfect, not too cold but just cold enjoy…

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Man charged with assault with baseball bat

A 28-year-old Franklin man has been arrested after a reported assault incident. According to an arrest report filed by Macon County Sheriff’s Deputies, Derek E. Campbell, of RV Park Trail, was arrested December 12 charged with a felony count of assault with a deadly weapon. A call to 911 on December 12 at 9:11 p.m.…

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  • October 31, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • November 6, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • November 7, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • November 13, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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