Cell tower site approved near Rainbow Springs

Macon County Commissioners unanimously approved the application to construct a 170-foot telecommunications tower in the Rainbow Springs area. The monopole structure would be owned by Peagusus Tower, and according to their representatives, the tower could accommodate multiple carriers. The main tenant for the tower will be AT&T, but they expect Verizon to likely join as…

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Two more file for town elections

Two more individuals have decided to run in the upcoming municipal elections in Franklin and Highlands. According to the Board of Elections, Franklin resident Marshall Henson has filed to run for one of three aldermen seats. In Highlands, incumbent Amy Patterson filed for re-election of her seat on the town commission. Candidates have until Friday,…

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Arrest Report

Arrest Report

Two Franklin residents have been charged with a combined 49 counts of theft-related crimes. According to the Macon County Sheriff’s Office, 37-year-old Michael Eugene Green and 35-year-old Dana Pendergrass Pyatt were arrested on the charges July 8. Green faces 26 felony and misdemeanor counts including breaking and or entering, larceny, possession of stolen property, and…

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Driver hurt after collision

A Franklin woman is reportedly injured after a near head-on collision in the Cowee Community Monday afternoon. According to the Bryson City Post of the Highway Patrol, the accident occurred on Goshen Road at approximately 4:24 p.m. Troopers indicate 56-year-old Debra Wilson was traveling west in a 2011 Nissan SUV when she crossed the center…

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Town enlists Board of Realtors to help sell old town hall

The town of Franklin is seeking a buyer for the old town hall property located at 188 West Main Street. At their July 1 meeting, aldermen voted to seek help from the Board of Realtors in getting the surplus property sold. The town board will offer a three and a half percent finder’s fee to…

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County Manager Horton announces retirement

County Manager Horton announces retirement

Macon County Manager Jack Horton says he is ready to move on as he announced his plans for his retirement during the county commission meeting Tuesday night. Horton said he’ll retire October 1, 2013—he is currently serving his second stint as county manager in Macon and has been very involved in some big accomplishments for…

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