USFS seeks input on forest management changes in Franklin

USFS seeks input on forest management changes in Franklin

The U.S. Forest Service announced Tuesday the next round of open houses held as part of the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests management plan revision process. An open house will be held in Franklin on Tuesday, December 17 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Nantahala Ranger District Office on Sloan Road. The open…

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Chamber welcomes Smart Pharmacy

Chamber welcomes Smart Pharmacy

The Franklin Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of Smart Pharmacy at 10 West Palmer Street. Store hours are Monday through Friday 9am until 6pm and Saturday 10am until 3pm. Phone number 828-369-DRUG (3784). Owner & Pharmacist Jacob Reiche along with Pharmacist Manager Tori O’Neill are excited to…

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Voters pick Scott to lead Franklin

Voters pick Scott to lead Franklin

Town voters have chosen Alderman Bob Scott to be the next mayor for the town of Franklin. Tuesday, after the votes were talled, Scott collected 434 votes over Sissy Pattillo’s 181 votes in the mayor race. Scott credits his campaign in the win, “We felt like we needed to put the issues before the voters…

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Town sewer improvments near completion

A new and improved sewer system is almost ready to go for the town of Franklin. At Monday’s meeting of the board of alderman, town manager Warren Cabe updated the status of the $5.5 million sewer improvement project. The renovations began a year and a half ago and just a few minor items remain before…

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Navigating Macon County’s ACA marketplace

A special presentation on the Affordable Care Act will take place on Wednesday November 6 at 5:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church meeting hall on Harrison Avenue. The program aims to help residents navigate the Macon County “Marketplace” by answering questions such as: How will Affordable Health Care work for you ? What…

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Additional charges in Dowdle sex case

Additional charges in Dowdle sex case

A Highlands man arrested in September for alleged child sex crimes is facing additional charges. An arrest report filed by the Macon County Sheriff’s Office indicates 34-year-old Donald Lee Dowdle, of Panther Mountain Road was charged on October 30 with felony counts of rape of a child, sexual offense of a child, burglary by forcible…

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