Cowee, Otto FDs to get tax increase

County Commissioners are expected to cast an official vote Monday to approve the 2013-2014 fiscal year budget tonight after making some amendments at their Thursday work session. Budgets for volunteer fire departments were one matter taken up Thursday. Three departments sought increases in county allocations from tax revenue. Burningtown Fire Department asked for a 1…

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Prison time for some in poaching sting

Prison time for some in poaching sting

Ten defendants were sentenced on Monday, June 10, 2013, in U.S. District Court for illegal hunting activities involving black bears and other wildlife and related offenses, announced Anne M. Tompkins, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. The sentences are the result of “Operation Something Bruin,” a multi-agency initiative focused on the illegal…

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Pediatrican recommends various activies for children this summer

School is out for summer and many parents are concerned: They don’t want their school-age children to just become couch potatoes for three months. The medical director of Reach Out and Read Wisconsin, Dr. Dipesh Navsaria, suggested that parents plan a summertime program of reading and diverse activities for their kiddos. “Almost any type of…

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Young Maconians applauded for standing against synthetic pot

Young Maconians applauded for standing against synthetic pot

A group of Macon County youth received a standing ovation at Tuesday’s county commissioners meeting for their ongoing effort to reveal the dangers of synthetic pot. The group knows firsthand the trouble caused by these chemicals and has been warning the community of the consequences of the synthetic substances that go by names like K2…

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Three vehicle accident leaves one hurt

A three car accident on Highway 64 West Tuesday leaves a Franklin man hurt. According to the Bryson City Post of the Highway Patrol the wreck occurred near the Industrial Park at 6:18 p.m. Troopers say 49-year-old Ricky Lane Mason, of Franklin, was traveling west in a 1992 Ford pick-up when a chair fell from…

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LTLT releases Landowner’s Action Guide to Healthier Water

LTLT releases Landowner’s Action Guide to Healthier Water

The Land Trust for the Little Tennessee is now offering a free publication to assist local landowners in making our waters healthier. You can pick up a copy of the Landowner’s Action Guide for Healthier Water at LTLT office, or you can download a copy by clicking here. The easy to understand and colorful guide…

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  • November 13, 2013 4:00 pmFOOD PANTRY OPEN AT HICKORY KNOLL UM CHURCH
  • July 26, 2014 10:00 am49TH ANNUAL MACON COUNTY GEMBOREE
  • July 31, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • August 1, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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