Two charged with manufacturing controlled substance

Two Franklin men are due in court this week on felony counts of producing a controlled substance. On May 1, Franklin Police arrested 44-year-old Christopher Michael Belvedere, and 39-year-old Tyson Shawn O’Neil—the suspects each face one felony count of manufacturing a schedule VI controlled substance. Bonds for the suspects were set at $3,000 each  

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Local students study town’s water source

Eighth grade students from Macon County recently got their feet and hands wet in the first annual “Kids in the Creek” field day at the Macon County Recreation Park. Students tested the chemistry and overall health of Cartoogechaye Creek, which runs through the park and serves as the drinking water source for the town of…

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Lady Panthers shutout in soccer playoff

After finishing the regular season with no losses, the Franklin Lady Panther Soccer team was eliminated from the playoffs Wednesday. The girls lost 3-0 to Fred T. Foard. They finish the season with an amazing record of 16-1-1 and are the 2013 conference champions.

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No tax change, but water and sewer rate increase in town budget

Town of Franklin leaders are reviewing the first official draft of the town budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1. At the Monday Aldermen meeting, Town Manager Warren Cabe presented the proposed $8,561,500 budget which will include a 2 % cost of living adjustment for all positions, two new police patrol vehicles, public…

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Deputies investigate Cowee School break-in

Deputies investigate Cowee School break-in

The Heritage Center at Cowee School is apparently hit by thieves. Investigation reports filed May 2 with the Sheriff’s Office indicate a subject broke into the school, damaged property and stole over $1,100 worth of goods including an electric cooler. Six windows were also damaged in the incident. The facility is currently being renovated from…

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FHS girls soccer wins conference, first time in 17 years

FHS girls soccer wins conference, first time in 17 years

For the first time in 17 years, a conference title has been claimed by the Franklin High School girls’ varsity soccer team. The Lady Panthers clinched the conference title on May 1 after beating rival Tuscola for the second time this year. The girls finished the regular season unbeaten, and now gear up for the…

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