SCC Macon sending message of alcohol dangers

The Macon Campus of Southwestern Community College is hosting an event Wednesday that could save a life. The event, part of the national Save a Life Tour, aims to educate students and the community about the reality of driving under the influence of alcohol and is part of the Save a Life Tour and will…

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Balancing grades, world-class training no problem for SCC Early College student

Balancing grades, world-class training no problem for SCC Early College student

Rowan Stuart’s favorite kayak maneuver is called the “Phonix Monkey” and involves spinning the vessel on its bow like a pirouette for a full 360 degrees then flipping the boat end over end. There’s nothing easy about the trick, but Stuart’s ability to cleanly achieve it at high-level competitions is a big reason she’ll be…

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Officers investigate arson attempt

Macon County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated two reported arson incidents at an Otto residence. According to incident reports on file, officers were called to a location on Calvary Drive on August 28 and 29 to a report of attempted arson. The report filed on the 28th said gas was poured on the residence and a vehicle…

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NC eases teaching requirements for charter schools

Requirements to teach at a North Carolina charter school are being pulled back. Soon, charter schools will be able to hire up to 50 percent of their teaching staff without requiring a state certification. Lawmakers recently amended some of the laws governing charter schools, and according to Jane Shaw, president of the Pope Center for…

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Franklin Beats Murphy in Season Opener

Franklin took an early lead at the Panther Pit and never looked back securing a 41-17 victory over the Murphy Bulldogs. Marquel Manning scored twice before leaving the game with a knee injury and Billy Higdon and Jeremiah Young added scores. Mannings knee will be evaluated on Tuesday to determine the extent of his injury.…

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Panther football begins tonight with Murphy

The Franklin Panther varsity football season begins tonight as they host the Murphy Bulldogs. Preparation for the season started in January, and according to Panther head coach Josh Brooks, the team had a productive off-season and fall camp, and is ready kick off the 2013 campaign. “I’m really pleased with the kids’ overall attitude and…

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