Land Trust to host ‘Shade Your Stream’ field day

Land Trust to host ‘Shade Your Stream’ field day

LTLT and the Macon County Soil & Water Conservation District will be hosting a FREE landowner “Shade Your Stream” field day on September 17, 2013 from 8am-2pm. Shade Your Stream is a new initiative of LTLT and its partners. The idea is to encourage landowners to restore or maintain a healthy buffer of trees and…

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Migrant worker struck by car, killed

A 44-year-old Hispanic male, listing a Franklin address, was struck and killed by a car Monday night on the Georgia Road. According to the Bryson City Post of the Highway Patrol, the victim, identified as Manuel Hernandez-Florenica, was standing in the southbound lane of U.S. 23 when he was struck by a 2007 Toyota truck…

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Suspect Caught: Manhunt ends in woods

Suspect Caught: Manhunt ends in woods

An Otto man wanted on charges in Georgia spent most of Wednesday on the run from Macon County law enforcement. The manhunt ended in the North Franklin area with his arrest. The suspect, identified as 30-year-old Jeffery Alan Tedesco, of Coweeta Lab Road, fled Franklin Police Wednesday morning after officers attempted to arrest him on…

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Federal grant to boost Franklin’s afforable housing complex

The affordable housing complex being constructed on Roller Mill Road is getting a federal grant that will help keep construction costs in line. U.S. Senator Kay Hagan announced that Southeastern Housing Preservation, Inc. will receive a $480,000 grant from the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLBank) of Atlanta for the Westgate Terrace Apartment community in Franklin.…

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Overdose Awareness Day event planned in Franklin

August 31st 2013 is national Overdose Awareness Day, a time to commemorate loved ones lost from accidental drug overdose. In North Carolina, drug overdose claims over 1100 lives each year and is on track to surpass motor vehicle fatalities by 2017. The majority of the overdose deaths involve prescription painkillers, such as OxyContin, Percocet and…

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Duke Energy warns of utility payment scam

Duke Energy is warning consumers about an ongoing payment scam, and what they should do if targeted. The week, the nation’s largest utility launched a wide-spread radio campaign to get the word out. Here is how the scam works: A customer receives an unsolicited phone call from an individual who falsely claims to be a…

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Community Calendar

  • August 21, 2014 9:00 amSMOKY MOUNTAIN VETERAN STAND DOWN
  • August 21, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • August 22, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • August 26, 2014 6:30 pmLADIES NIGHT OUT
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