County to elect chairman, vice-chair

The Macon County Board of Commissioners will hold their December meeting tonight at 6 p.m. at the courthouse. The board will begin the meeting with the election of chairman and vice-chairman for the commission and will then adopt the 2014 meeting schedule. In addition, commissioners will hear a report on expansion plans for Southwestern Community…

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Town Oks tower improvements to increase AT&T, 911 coverage

Town of Franklin Aldermen approved the application for six additional cell phone antennas to co-locate on an existing tower located at 90 Cunningham Road. The town’s Land Use Administrator Derek Roland presented the application to the board at their December 2 meeting. Roland says the plans do not call for any substantial modifications to the…

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A rainy year for Macon, but not wettest on record

A rainy year for Macon, but not wettest on record

Rainfall has pummeled the western mountains a lot this year, but it appears not enough to break the yearly precipitation record in Macon County. According to data from the Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory, Macon County has received 86.23 inches of rain so far in 2013. The wettest year on record was 2009, when 93.50 inches were…

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Depression, stress: Focus of tonight’s LNO

At the upcoming December 10, 2013 Ladies Night Out Program, the topic will be Stress and Depression. Guest speaker will be Cindy Miles, Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher. Stress causes many illnesses in today’s world. We are caught up in many depressing and stressful situations that influence our mindset and affect our behavior and performance. Laughter…

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Photo I.D. to soon be required for unemployment benefits

North Carolinians who file for unemployment will soon have to show a photo I.D. in order to receive any benefits. Dale Folwell, head of the Division of Employment Security says this measure will help stop those who attempt to fraudulently obtain benefits, “If people have to produce and I.D. and know they are frauding the…

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Marked decline noticed in Macon jobless rate since October 2012

There was a slight uptick in the unemployment rate in Macon County for the month of October, but the bigger news is that over the past 12 months the jobless rate has dropped nearly 3 percent. Dale West, Manager of the Macon County Joblink Center, explains they’ve notice a large amount of people going back…

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Community Calendar

  • December 25, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • December 26, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • January 1, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • January 2, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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