Two charged with assault

Two Macon County residents were arrested recently and charged with serious assault crimes. According to arrest reports filed by deputies, 23-year-old Erica Nicole Nicholson, of Franklin was detained on September 11 and charged with a felony count of assault by strangulation. She was also charged with misdemeanor simple assault. Nicholson was booked into the Macon…

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Planners complete assessment of Franklin, Highlands water needs

After an in-depth review, the Planning Board is back with its recommendation on water and sewer assistance requests from Franklin and Highlands—and they are recommending the county not to fund the projects. According to Planning Board Chairman Chris Hanners who spoke with the county commission at their September 9 meeting, the town of Highlands is…

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More than 500 violations issued in Macon County during Labor Day Booze It and Lose It

The latest traffic safety campaign that spanned over the Labor Day holiday results in more than 500 traffic and criminal violations being issued on Macon County roads. State and local law enforcement agencies teamed up for the Labor Day Booze It & Lose It traffic enforcement that ran August 15 through September 1 in an…

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AARP reminds seniors to prepare for natural disasters

This week marks the 10th anniversary of the Peeks Creek landslide in Macon County and also the 15th anniversary of Hurricane Floyd hitting North Carolina. With hurricane season arriving, AARP and FEMA want to help ensure the state’s senior population is prepared for a hurricane or other natural disaster. “For our older population, they especially…

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Next LNO to focus on asthma and allergies

At the upcoming September 23, 2014 Ladies Night Out Program, the topic will be Asthma and Allergies.  Asthma and Allergies often go hand in hand. Join us to learn what they have in common and what you can do to prevent attacks and manage symptoms. The guest speaker will be Dr. William McCann, Allergy Partners…

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Arrest Report: Identity Theft

Arrest Report: Identity Theft

The Macon County Sheriff’s Office makes three felony arrests of residents charged with identity fraud crimes. According to arrest reports, 23-year-old Tanner Norton Duvall, of Franklin, was detained September 12 and charged with felony counts of identity theft, financial card theft, and obtaining property by false pretenses. He was booked into the Detention Center on…

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Community Calendar

  • August 29, 2015 10:00 amAL-ANON MEETING
  • 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
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