24th Lion’s Club scholarship BBQ set for Friday

The Franklin Lion’s Club will continue its mission of helping local students in need get a better education with the annual Fourth of July BBQ. The 24th annual BBQ will be at the Wayne Profitt Agricultural Center beginning at noon on Friday and will last until the evening. Over the years, the Lion’s Club scholarships,…

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Forest Service acts to protect NC native trout

Forest Service acts to protect NC native trout

“Speckled Trout,” “Specks” and “Brookies” are just some of the local nicknames for the brook trout of southern Appalachia. Regardless of the nickname of choice, North Carolinians love their only native trout. Recent scientific studies have shown these beloved fish are distinct from their northern relatives. The southern Appalachian strain of brook trout is genetically…

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More charges in jewelry theft case

More criminal charges have surfaced from a recent investigation of a jewelry theft incident in Franklin. According to arrest reports filed by the Macon County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect, 35-year-old Tommy Davidson of Franklin, faces additional felony counts of breaking and entering, larceny, and possession of stolen property in addition to misdemeanor counts of larceny…

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Firewood permits available July 1

The U.S. Forest Service announced that local residents can purchase permits to gather firewood July 1-25 near Howard Gap Road in the Nantahala Ranger District, Nantahala National Forest. Howard Gap Road (Forest Service Road 4503), off State Road 106 just north of the Georgia state line, currently has a fair amount of downed wood as…

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USDA changes food price outlook

A trip to the supermarket may be a little more costly—according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture—which has revised some of its price predictions for some common food products. USDA economist Annemarie Kuhns says those products include fresh fruit, which is expected to go up 5 to 6 percent this year. “Damaged orange crops have…

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Oklahoma! continues this week

Oklahoma! continues this week

If you haven’t seen the live performance of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s hit musical Oklahoma!  you’ll have three more chances later this week in Franklin. The box-office smash will be at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. We caught up with a few of the cast members for Oklahoma!.…

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Community Calendar

  • September 5, 2015 8:00 amMACON COUNTY SR. GAMES FLEA MARKET
  • September 5, 2015 10:00 amAL-ANON MEETING
  • September 8, 2015 10:00 amRED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
  • September 8, 2015 3:30 pmCOWEE FARMERS MARKET
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