Three arrested in burglary

Three arrested in burglary

Three local residents are facing numerous charges after a recent burglary incident. According to the Macon County Sheriff’s Office, deputies arrested two suspects on Saturday that are believed to have broken into a local residence and taken more than $40,000 in personal property, which included several tools. Joshua Wiggins and Dalton Bates were arrested after…

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Schools face tough time finishing basketball season

The weather conditions have temporarily halted the high school basketball season at a time when many key games are on the schedule. The Franklin Panthers should be gearing up for a run in the conference tournament, but they still have to play their last regular season game against Tuscola, which was scheduled February 11. At…

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Meadows announces bid for reelection

Meadows announces bid for reelection

Western North Carolina Congressman Mark Meadows says he will seek another term in Washington. Shortly after the announcement that we would run again for the 11th Congressional District in North Carolina, Meadows (R-Cashiers) said in a news statement. “The people of Western North Carolina expect a Congress that facilitates job creation and economic growth, reins…

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Candidates begin filing for 2014 elections

Macon County voters will decide on several key public offices this year and as the election filing period opened Monday, there was a strong showing from incumbents. According to the Board of Elections, as of Tuesday, Macon County Sheriff Robbie Holland filed for re-election, in addition to County Commissioner Ronnie Beale, County Commissioner Jim Tate…

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Two busted for child sex crimes

Two busted for child sex crimes

Child sex charges stemming from two separate incidents land two local men behind bars over the weekend. On Friday, Macon County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 86-year-old Donald Muncey, of Franklin for indecent liberties against children. Muncey, a registered sex offender, was arrested after a local family contacted authorities, says Macon County Sheriff Robbie Holland, “The family…

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Little League registration open

Little League registration open

 Signups for the 2014 Spring Season of Franklin Little League Baseball are underway now through Sunday, February 23. There are three ways to register. You can register online at www.fllbb.org, attend the signup day at Mountainview Intermediate on February 15 at 10 a.m., or drop by the Community Building during regular business hours. Ages for…

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  • April 25, 2015 9:00 am13TH ANNUAL MASTER GARDENER PLANT SALE
  • April 30, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • May 1, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • May 7, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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