Local resident’s parents claimed in TN Church bus crash

There are some local ties to the deadly Church bus crash on Wednesday afternoon in Jefferson County, TN. We have confirmed that two of the eight people reportedly killed in the accident were the parents of Franklin High School Teacher English teacher Becky Johnson. Johnson’s father was reportedly driving the bus that was traveling back…

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4-H lambs make a showing at the fair

4-H lambs make a showing at the fair

Congratulations to our 4-H Market Lamb club and their winners in the 2013 Macon County Lamb Show. Our winners include: Grand Champion Lamb – shown by: Emma Browning Reserve Champion Lamb – shown by: Brianna Norris Grand Champion in Showmanship: Daniel Pickens Reserve Champion in Showmanship: Nicole Downs Costume Class Winner: Hannah Smith Obstacle Course…

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Residents can comment on Cat Creek Rd. safety changes

Local residents who want to weigh in on proposed safety improvements to U.S. 23/441 at Cat Creek Road in Franklin can do so at a public meeting on Thursday, October 10. The North Carolina Department of Transportation will hold the meeting from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Franklin Town Hall Board Room, located at…

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Gov. shutdown ripples into Macon County

A wide range of services provided by the federal government remain on hold as the shutdown continues. Macon County is already noticing affects of the federal gridlock—employees at the Forest Service research station Coweeta Lab in Otto are among the federal employees put on furlough. Due to advance funding, the VA clinic in Franklin and…

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Macon Sheriff cautions about new scam

Macon Sheriff cautions about new scam

The Macon County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a recent scam that threatens seizure of personal property if a debt is not paid. Individuals have been calling and telling citizens they are working for a company and represent the Macon County Sheriff’s Office and that there is a debt owed by the person receiving…

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Federal impasse curtails WNC recreation opportunities

The federal government shutdown has lead to the closure of most facilities in the national forests here in North Carolina. The closure affects offices, many campgrounds, day use areas, bathrooms, shooting ranges, off-highway vehicle trails, fee areas and other facilities managed by U.S. Forest Service in the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests. The following campgrounds…

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  • November 24, 2014 6:00 pmTHANKSGIVING PRAYER SERVICE
  • November 27, 2014 12:00 pmCOMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER
  • November 27, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • November 28, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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