School Board names new FHS principal

Following an executive session Monday night, the Macon County Board of Education named the new principal at Franklin High School. The board voted unanimously to select Barry Woody as the school’s principal, effective July 1, 2013 pending some final contract negotiations. Woody currently serves as the assistant principal at FHS and was chosen after an…

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Macon welcomes new 4-H agent

Macon welcomes new 4-H agent

The Macon County Cooperative Extension is welcoming a new leader for the county’s 4-H program. Tamara Talley is the new 4-H agent and comes from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians where she has 10 years of experience with the cooperative extension. Talley recently spoke to county commissioners who welcomed her to this important role…

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Three charged in meth bust

Three individuals have been arrested charged with possessing meth with plans to distribute it. According to reports filed by Macon County Deputies, 33-year-old Arnold Anthony Paul, of Franklin, 35-year-old Kevin Lee O’Connor, and 31-year-old Sarina L. Collins, of Liberty, SC, were detained on March 14 accused of several felony crimes. All three were charged with…

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NC unemployment remains even in January; 15k jobs gained

No major fluctuations were reported in North Carolina’s unemployment rate—that’s according to the latest unemployment numbers out this week from the state’s Department of Commerce. North Carolina’s unemployment rate inched up in January—that’s according to the latest report out this week from the state’s Department of Commerce. The rate rose from 9.4 to 9.5 percent…

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Potentially life saving test free this month at Angel

Angel Medical Center is joining the fight against colon cancer. March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and throughout March, Angel will offer free Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) screenings. Pick up your free kit at the Angel Medical Center Lab. Colon Cancer is 90 percent curable when detected early. The hospital says this gives you…

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Water line replacement to shutdown Green Street

Town of Franklin officials says Green Street will be closed for the next month beginning Thursday, March 21. According to the Public Works Department, the street must be closed in order to conduct a water line replacement. Green Street will be closed to thru traffic and open only for local traffic.  

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