Supporters rally for teacher assistants

Thousands of teacher assistant jobs statewide are on the line as the Senate’s budget essentially cuts 8,500 assistant positions. Michelle Bailey was selected as the 2014-2015 Teacher Assistant of the Year by the North Carolina Association of Teacher Assistants. During a press conference Tuesday she said teacher assistants help tutor students and keep stability in…

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More details released on officer-involved shooting

More details released on officer-involved shooting

Franklin Police Chief David Adams released details of an officer involved shooting Tuesday night in which a man identified as 52-year-old Clay Alan Lickteig, of Hayesville, was shot by Franklin Police Officers. Lickteig reportedly shot first at the two officers serving a felony probation warrant on him at approximately 9:30 p.m. near the intersection of…

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Kimsey remembered for a career of helping others

Kimsey remembered for a career of helping others

A new Macon County Department of Social Services Director transitions into place this week, after the community bids farewell to long-time director Jane Kimsey. Kimsey was honored Friday afternoon at the Robert C. Carpenter Community Building by county officials, colleagues, and members of the community. Kimsey has served at Macon County DSS for more than…

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Man killed after shooting at officers

A man was shot and killed Tuesday night as Franklin Police Officers were attempting to serve a felony probation warrant at a Franklin residence. Franklin Police Chief David Adams said that officers were confronted by the man who fired at the officers.  The officers returned fire. The incident happened at 9:33 PM at a residence…

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Franklin prepares for bigger 4th celebration

Franklin prepares for bigger 4th celebration

The Town of Franklin, North Carolina has announced details of its expanded July 4th Celebration. “This year our July 4th has been expanded for 2015 to include a free outdoor concert at the gazebo on Friday, July 3rd,” said Summer Woodard, Franklin Town Manager.  “We’re excited to sponsor blues legend Mac Arnold & Plate Full…

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New gas tax begins in Ga.

The Georgia General Assembly passed the Transportation Funding Act of 2015 earlier this year, which will go into effect Wednesday, July 1st. The measure will convert the current sales tax on gasoline to an excise tax, which would amount to an increase in the price for a gallon of gasoline. The exact increase will depend…

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