Angel turns 90: A little bit about your hospital’s history

Angel turns 90: A little bit about your hospital’s history

Angel Medical Center celebrated its 90th Anniversary last Friday. The anniversary celebration, which featured tours of the medical center, was well attended by the public. Those attending were able to take advantage of a free health fair which included vision, blood pressure, bone density and diabetes screenings. In addition, information about various hospital programs, such…

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Three charged with growing pot

Three Franklin residents were taken into custody by Police on charges of manufacturing pot. According to reports filed by Franklin Police, the suspects arrested are 26-year-old Bryan Lee Abercrombie, 43-year-old Ernie Lee Watkins, and Hannah Joelle Asbury, all of Skylark Street. Each one faces a felony charge of manufacturing marijuana. They were booked into the…

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Former Maconian killed in Florida home fire

Former Maconian killed in Florida home fire

Fire officials say a former Macon County resident was killed in a mobile home fire in St. Cloud, Florida on Saturday morning. Investigators suspect the fire was started by an electrical problem. The Orlando Sentinel reports Sallie Ann Mason, age 57, became trapped in the home in the early hours of Saturday morning. Neighbors reported…

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Man charged with arson after dispute

A weekend domestic dispute in Franklin ends with the arrest of a local man and a near house fire. Roger Dale Smith, age 41, of Franklin was arrested Sunday and charged with first degree arson. According to Detective Don Willis of the Macon County Sheriff’s Office, Smith had been involved in an argument at a…

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Franklin attorney arrested for violating protective order

A local attorney currently on probation has been arrested again. William Robert Shilling, a Department of Social Services lawyer, was arrested July 22 charged with a misdemeanor count of violating a domestic violence protective order. According to an arrest warrant, the 51-year-old Shilling is accused of pulling up next to his estranged wife at the…

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NC gains 5700 jobs in June

The unemployment rate in North Carolina did not change last month—this according to figures just released from the state commerce department. The jobless rate remained at 8.8 percent, but Larry Parker with the Department of Commerce says, employment officials remain optimistic. “You want to look at where we’ve been over the last year. We have…

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