New Diabetes Program Launched by the Macon County Health Dept

A new health program that is the result of a partnership between the Macon County Department of Health and the Macon County Senior Center is being rolled out to help inform those in the community on diabetes education and chronic disease self management. Jesse Bassett, Health Department dietician says “So what we are talking about…

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Macon County School District Releases 2014-2015 Orientation Schedule

The new school year begins in a little over a month and the Macon County School District has released its orientation schedule which will begin with an Open House on Tuesday August 5th at Macon Early College. This open house and orientation will begin at 6pm for freshman and new students. The majority of the…

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Boating Accident on Lake Burton Claims Childs Life

The life of a child was lost on Lake Burton last Thursday afternoon. The Sheriff’s Office has released this statement “We were dispatched to Arizona Ln. off Lake Burton for a boating accident. Once the officers got on the scene DNR was also dispatched. We had a fatality of a 7 year old boy.” The…

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Franklin Folk Festival a Success Despite Rain

Franklin Folk Festival a Success Despite Rain

As the rainy weather finally cleared Saturday afternoon, crowds began to gather downtown for the 11th annual Franklin Folk Festival. The annual event held in celebration of Macon County’s Appalachian Heritage is held the third Saturday in July. The popular festival is a free event featuring activities and attractions for all ages connecting to the…

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Rickman Scholarship Silent Auction

This Saturday night the Rotary Club of Franklin is once again holding its Roy Rickman scholarship silent auction fundraiser at Mountain View Intermediate School. The proceeds will help fund the scholarships the club gives away and helps fund the many service projects the club conducts. The scholarships include a four year renewable, several $1,000 scholarships…

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Police Blotter

A 27 year old Franklin man faces numerous charges after an arrest over the weekend. Christopher Durandetto of Franklin is presently being held in the Macon County Detention Center on $3,000 bond. He is facing charges of simple physical assault, damage to personal property and possession of marijuana less than a half ounce. He is…

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Community Calendar

  • November 13, 2013 4:00 pmFOOD PANTRY OPEN AT HICKORY KNOLL UM CHURCH
  • July 30, 2014Save Our Children-Save Our World, feat. Josh McDowell
  • July 31, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • August 1, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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