Man charged with burglary, assault

A Franklin man was booked into the Macon County Detention Center without bond after being charged with theft and assault crimes. Sean Taylor Hall was arrested on July 6, according an arrest reported filed by deputies. He was charged with felony counts of assault by strangulation and first degree burglary. He was also charged with…

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Seven complete SCC’s first Firefighter Academy

Seven complete SCC’s first Firefighter Academy

Before enrolling in Southwestern Community College’s Firefighter Academy, Sean Sullivan and Joshua Price helped their respective community fire departments by fetching equipment and working in the background. Now they can be on the front lines. Sullivan, Price, and five other area students completed 572 hours of intensive training in less than three months and became…

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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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