Franklin PD to offer women’s self-defense class

The Franklin Police Department will be giving a basic self-defense class using the R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) system of techniques. The class is for women only and will be given on Monday and Tuesday, August 11 and 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the East Franklin School gym. The purpose of R.A.D. self-defense…

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School board approves iPads for Macon Co. high school students

School board approves iPads for Macon Co. high school students

When Macon County high school students return to the classroom in August, they will each be issued an iPad replacing the use of traditional textbooks. At their recent June meeting, the Macon County School Board voted unanimously to approve a lease with Apple Computer, Inc., to provide 750 iPads for use in the county’s high…

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No buyer for Stanley Funiture, plant to close

A potential deal to sell the Stanley Furniture Plant in Robbinsville is off the table—and now a big mountain employer is preparing to close its doors. The closure of the plant at the end of the month will leave around 400 workers out of a job and is expected to drive the unemployment rate up…

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Chow Dow for Appalachian Animal Rescue

This Thursday, ave a great dining experience and assist your local donation funded humane society at the same time. On June 26, two local restaurants are teaming up with the Appalachian Animal Rescue Center for the Chow Dow for Pets event. Diners having lunch or dinner at Thai Paradise on the Georgia Road, or Dinner at…

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Macon youth help Ga team win state baseball tourney

Some Macon County youth have teamed up with youth from North Georgia to help win the Georgia Triple Crown 14 and under Baseball Tournament. “”We got kids from Rabun, Toccoa, Franklin, Highlands, all in between there,” said Kevin Kussow, coach of the Swarm travel ball team that brought a big win to the area this…

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School board talks possible changes for driver’s ed

Parents and students may be paying a lot more for driver’s education in North Carolina, if the budget presented by the Senate is adopted. Macon County school officials are taking note of the possibility, which they discussed at the school board’s June meeting. Superintendent Dr. Chris Baldwin says the Senate’s version of the budget cuts…

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Community Calendar

  • September 5, 2015 8:00 amMACON COUNTY SR. GAMES FLEA MARKET
  • September 5, 2015 10:00 amAL-ANON MEETING
  • September 8, 2015 10:00 amRED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
  • September 8, 2015 3:30 pmCOWEE FARMERS MARKET
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