Macon Solid Waste soon changing to winter hours

The Macon County Solid Waste Department will begin winter hours at the nine County Convenience Centers on Monday, November 4, 2013 to coincide with the end of daylight savings time. All centers will close at 5:30 p.m. each day of operation with the exception of Sundays, which will remain closing at 5:00 p.m. These hours…

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Quiet hurricane season holds gas prices down

It’s costing a little bit less to fill up. One key reason prices at the gas pump have fallen is because of the relatively quiet hurricane season. “Last year, we were dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac and many refineries had to shut down, so we did see a spike in gas prices last…

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Riverbend home destroyed by fire

Riverbend home destroyed by fire

A home at 41 Shady Lane, in the Riverbend Estates subdivision, was totally destroyed by fire in the early hours of Monday morning. Franklin Fire and Rescue was dispatched to the fire at approximately 2:15 a.m. to find the structure in flames. A neighbor called 911 to report the fire and said the house appeared…

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WCU economist reveals impact of Smokies “closure”

The government shutdown is translating to some big economic losses for western North Carolina and Tennessee—this according to a Western Carolina University Economist. Steve Morse, director of WCU’s Hospitality and Tourism Program, estimates that the first 10 days of the partial shutdown of the federal government cost more than $33 million in lost visitor spending…

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Panthers stay unbeaten, claim Battle of Cowee Moutain

The Franklin Panthers stay unbeaten on the season as they win the Battle of Cowee Mountain Friday night in Sylva. The Panthers went to the half up 28-3 after Kelton Lowry picked off a Smoky Mountain pass and returned it for a touchdown in the final seconds of the second quarter. Franklin’s Jeremiah Young rushed…

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Town begins repaving projects

Repairs are slated to begin in the coming week on four of Franklin’s streets said to be in the worst condition. At their October meeting, town aldermen received the final report that ranked streets based on their condition. The four roadways set for improvement are West Main Street, Dearmin Terrace, Perry Street, and a portion…

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  • November 28, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • December 4, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • December 5, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • December 11, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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