Fire claims one life on Monday afternoon

One person was killed in a Monday afternoon house fire at 101 Calico Drive. At 4:12 p.m. West Macon Fire and Rescue, along with Franklin and Clarks Chapel, was dispatched to the fire to find heavy smoke coming from the two story brick home. West Macon Fire Chief Josh Randall says two occupants were already…

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County Commission meets this evening

County Commission meets this evening

The findings from the archaeological study conducted on the Parker Meadows property will be presented this evening during the regular April meeting of the Macon County Board of Commissioners set for 6 p.m. at the courthouse. Additionally, commissioners will get an update on the New Hope Cemetery restoration project, and will consider taking action on…

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Nominations sought for next FHS Hall of Fame Class

Nominations for the 2013 Franklin High School Athletic Hall of Fame are currently being accepted until the end of April. Three inductees will be chosen next month for the Hall of Fame, which is now in its second year of existence. Rhonda Blanton with the FHS Booster Club explained nominations for the hall can be…

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Changes proposed to NC divorce laws

An alarming divorce rate in North Carolina is drawing the attention of legislators in Raleigh. The Healthy Marriage Act was introduced by Senator Austin Allran of Catawba County and would require couples to receive marriage counseling and wait longer before filing for a divorce. Currently law requires a one-year waiting period, but the new measure…

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Facebookers, Rabun Co officers seek justice in alleged assault of disabled adult

Facebookers, Rabun Co officers seek justice in alleged assault of disabled adult

The Rabun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an alleged incident of disabled person abuse. On April 3rd, Rabun County EMS as well as the Mountain City Police Department and the Rabun County Sheriff’s Office responded to a location in reference to the alleged assault of a disabled adult, Ashley Hamilton of Clayton. Witnesses state the…

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Volunteers needed for gorge clean-up

The Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center announces they will be teaming up with The Highlands Small Town Main Street Committee, Franklin Chamber of Commerce, Venture Local Franklin, and Stay And Play In The Smokies for this year’s annual spring gorge clean-up. The groups say they understand how important it is to keep our…

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  • July 23, 2014 4:00 pmFOOD PANTRY OPEN AT HICKORY KNOLL UM CHURCH
  • July 23, 2014 6:30 pmVACATION BIBLE SCHOOL @ EMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH
  • July 24, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • July 24, 2014 6:30 pmVACATION BIBLE SCHOOL @ EMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH
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