County approves new 911 technology

County Commissioners approve upgrades to outdated equipment being used by the Macon County 911 service. David Key, Director of Emergency Services, asked county commissioners at their December meeting for approval to spend part of the 911 general fund to purchase two new phone switches for the 911 system. The county recently upgraded several components within…

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Resolving to slim down? Angel Med offers a free, creative way

The seventh kick-off for Lighten Up 4 Life for our community sponsored by Angel Medical Center will be on Monday, January 6, at 5:00 pm in the hospital dining room. The LU4L program is a free weight loss challenge that is entirely web based. The program is based on 4-person teams who compete with others…

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Weekend rain could make 2013 wettest year for Macon

Despite a rainy December,  Macon County still has not broken the yearly record for rainfall–at least at this point. This week, the Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory reported 92.74 inches of rain for this year in Macon County. That’s just shy of the record, set in 2009, of 93.50 inches. December rainfall is over 10 inches. The…

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Ruldoph’s memoirs published

Ruldoph’s memoirs published

Eric Rudolph, the Western North Carolina-based terrorist who became one of the FBI’s most-wanted suspects after a string of bombings in the 1990s, is giving away his version of his life story. His self-published autobiography, which was briefly for sale earlier this year, is now freely available online. Yesterday, the Virginia-based Army of God, a…

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AG Cooper: Tax changes should reduce power rates

Changes to state taxes that affect utilities should result in lower power rates for consumers, Attorney General Cooper told the Utilities Commission in a filing recently. “Overall lower taxes paid by utilities ought to mean lower bills for their customers,” Cooper said. “We’re asking the Utilities Commission to make sure that’s the case.” Increases in…

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Educators file suit to guard teacher tenure

A new North Carolina law that removes certain job protections for teachers and replaces them with employment contracts is drawing opposition from educators. A lawsuit was filed last week by the North Carolina Association of Educators against the law passed by the General Assembly this summer that takes away existing teacher tenure rights. “We believe…

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