County budget proposed

Macon County is out with a $45, 521,122 proposed budget for the coming fiscal year—and no tax increase is expected. County Manager Derek Roland said, as he presented the budget May 13, it was structured considering the unknown impact that the forthcoming property reappraisals could have. Roland expects the county to remain in sound financial shape…

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Franklin takes care of RS Central, advances in playoffs

The Franklin Panther baseball team will move on to round three of the state playoffs after a big win on Saturday against RS Central. The Panthers (13-12) won by a final of 10-3; the win is the seventh straight for Franklin going back to the regular season. They’ll now prepare to take on Smoky Mountain…

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County considers reinstating prayer at meetings

A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling may result in prayer being reinstated before meetings of the Macon County Commission. Up until 2010, the Macon County Commission called on local clergy to open their meetings with an invocation. That changed after federal judge ruled that another North Carolina county to stop its prayers. The Forsyth County…

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Food stamp use jumped 12 percent among Maconians during recession

The use of food stamps in Macon County increased during the recession, assisting families in stretching their food dollars, contributing to local spending and helping spark a national debate about the future of the federal nutrition program. The proportion of Macon County residents receiving food stamps hit 19.9 percent in 2011, according to the U.S.…

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Clarks Chapel Fire & Rescue prepares for 40th anniversary celebration

Clarks Chapel Fire & Rescue prepares for 40th anniversary celebration

Clarks Chapel Fire and Rescue will celebrate 40 years of service to the community and hold its annual barbeque fundraiser on Saturday May, 17 from 4 to 8 p.m. The event will be held at the Clarks Chapel Fire Department, located at 270 Fulcher Road and will feature a barbeque dinner and gun raffle, followed…

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Groups teaming up to protect Georgia aster

Groups teaming up to protect Georgia aster

The Georgia aster is an uncommon Southern plant that has been in decline for decades and on the verge of federal protection. However, today, numerous organizations, private and public, are stepping up to conserve the plant in an effort that should keep it off the endangered species list. The move comes as the U.S. Fish…

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  • June 4, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • June 5, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • June 12, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • June 19, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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