Operation Medicine Drop in Franklin, Highlands

Each day, the dangers of prescription drug abuse become more evident, and this Saturday local law enforcement agencies hope to help keep these drugs out of the wrong hands. The Macon County Sheriff’s Office, Highlands Police Department and Franklin Police Department will participate in Operation Medicine Drop on Saturday, March 23, 2013. Several agencies including…

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Arrest Report

Arrest Report

A 50-year old Franklin man was arrested for failing to register as a sex offender. Bruce Guy Conner was detained by Macon County Deputies on March 14 on a $5,000 bond. He is due in court April 4. Macon County Deputies arrested a 19 year old Cashiers resident on theft crimes. Christian Ryan Sammons was…

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NC lawmakers to focus on lowering personal income taxes

Lower taxes could be on the horizon for North Carolina residents. During this session of the General Assembly, Republican lawmakers are taking steps toward what they say is needed tax reform. Speaker Thomas Tillis says the House and Senate are tackling the reforms that would lower taxes for residents and businesses, “What we intend to…

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High-speed chase from GA to NC ends with crash, arrest

High-speed chase from GA to NC ends with crash, arrest

  (Special thanks to Craig Salmon at WRBN-FM for contributing to this report) A 21 mile chase that started in the Clayton, GA Tuesday afternoon reaches speeds of over 100 miles per hour and ends with two crashes in Macon County. Assistant Chief of the Clayton Police Department Andy Strait says around 5:45 Tuesday afternoon,…

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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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  • April 26, 2014 8:00 amKYLE MORGAN BENEFIT
  • April 28, 2014 6:00 pm"HIS TABLE" FREE DINNER
  • April 30, 2014 4:00 pmFOOD PANTRY OPEN AT HICKORY KNOLL UM CHURCH
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