Drunk driving suspected in Dillard Rd. accident

A Georgia woman escapes serious injury after her car tumbles nearly 100 feet down an embankment; but she is expected to face criminal charges. The single-car accident involving 30-year-old Melynda Hensley, of Clayton, Ga. occurred Monday night on the Dillard Road at approximately 11:22 p.m. North Carolina State Trooper Mike Henry says Hensley was traveling…

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Angel’s thrift store closing

After many years of service to Angel Medical Center and the community, the AMC Thrift Store will be closing on June 27th. This store has been one of the main fundraising means for the AMC Auxiliary which supports a variety of programs/projects at the hospital. Unfortunately, the thrift store has seen significant financial hardships. With…

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Veterans Park hosts Memorial Day Ceremony

Veterans Park hosts Memorial Day Ceremony

An estimated 200 people turned out for Monday’s annual Memorial Day celebration held at the Veteran’s Memorial Park. The record crowd, who gathered to show respect to our veterans, overflowed the three tents set up to provide seating as well as much needed shade for the audience. “To see such a great turnout for the…

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Arrest Report

Arrest Report

A 27-year-old local man is due in court May 29 after being arrested for theft and drug-related charges. According to an arrest report filed by Macon County Deputies, the suspect, Nolan Scott Rogers, was arrested May 26 and charged with a felony count of meth possession and misdemeanor counts of larceny and possession of stolen…

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FHS holds annual athletic awards banquet

FHS holds annual athletic awards banquet

Student-athletes at Franklin High School were honored for their hard work and commitment at the annual scholarship and athlete banquet held at the school on Thursday. Students were recognized not only for their efforts on the field, but also in the classroom and in the community. Several Memorial Scholarships were handed out including the Stan…

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Apply for ginseng harvest permit beginning June 15

The U.S. Forest Service National Forests in North Carolina has announced the application period for harvesting ginseng in 2014. Between June 15 and July 15, people can submit their contact information to a Nantahala or Pisgah National Forests district office to participate in the lottery for receiving a ginseng harvest permit. Visitors must obtain a…

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