Attorney General warns of text message scam

If you get a strange looking text message from an email address or phone number you don’t recognize, it’s best not to respond. Over the past few days, half a dozen consumers have reported getting texts that list a phone number and say that a credit or debit card has been blocked. People who call…

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Filling Station opens to help Kids Against Hunger-Franklin

Filling Station opens to help Kids Against Hunger-Franklin

The Franklin Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting for The Filling Station Thrift Store located at 615 Highlands Road. The Filling Station of Franklin is a non-profit purposed to support the mission of Kids Against Hunger-Franklin: feeding families around the corner and around the world. The Filling Station Thrift Store operates from 10…

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Arrests made in Ashley Hamilton case

Seven are charged in connection to the alleged abuse of a disabled person earlier this month.   The Rabun County Sheriff’s Office announced the charges in the case of the alleged abuse of twenty two year old Ashley Hamilton Wednesday afternoon, following a search warrant being executed at the home of Ashley’s mother, Kelly Sue…

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Residents to get first look at new dental clinic next week

Macon County Public health will officially unveil the new Adult Dental Clinic at 108 Macon Center Driver on Thursday, April 25. The grand opening event begins at 8 a.m. and up until 12 noon will feature free screenings for stroke and oral cancer. The stroke screening includes cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, and BMI. Free giveaways…

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Bill to allow car insurance rates to rise fails NC House

Legislation that would have resulted in North Carolina drivers paying more for their car insurance did not get past a House committee on Tuesday. National Insurance companies such as State Farm and Geico were supporting the measure to try to get around North Carolina’s process for setting insurance rates. HB 265 would have taken the…

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News Briefs

Man charged with felony DWI A 51-year old local man was arrested April 3 on a felony impaired driving charges. According to a report on file with the Macon County Sheriff’s Office, Gregory Dean Bailey, of Franklin, was charged with a felony count of Driving While Impaired. He was booked into the Macon County jail…

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  • November 13, 2013 4:00 pmFOOD PANTRY OPEN AT HICKORY KNOLL UM CHURCH
  • July 26, 2014 10:00 am49TH ANNUAL MACON COUNTY GEMBOREE
  • July 31, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • August 1, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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