Teen from Otto killed in car accident

Two young lives have been claimed, one an Otto resident, after an accident in Northeast Georgia Friday afternoon. The single-vehicle accident occurred in Cleveland, GA, when a Toyota pickup truck, driven by Destiny Ann Compton, 20, of Cleveland, GA, veered off of Asbury Mill Road, traveled down an embankment, and overturned. The Georgia State Patrol…

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Local man charged in poaching sting

Local man charged in poaching sting

One of the suspects arrested last week in the large-scale bear-poaching sting has been identified as a man from Western North Carolina. According to arrest reports filed at the Macon County Sheriff’s Office, 29-year-old Jerome Brock Parker, of Cherokee, was charged with a misdemeanor count of taking a black bear with aid and use of…

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Tougher meth law moving through General Assembly

After a record number of meth lab busts in North Carolina last year, lawmakers are considering a bill to toughen the consequences on criminals who manufacture meth. North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper supports this call for stricter laws, but says it’s just part of the solution, “We also continue to need resources with more…

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Macon awarded conservation grant

Macon County’s Soil and Water Conservation District will receive nearly $11,000 in grant funds from Duke Energy to enhance local conservation efforts. The $10,950 grant has been earmarked to buy equipment that reduces invasive plant species, promote awareness of invasive plant species along the Little Tennessee River Greenway and host a landowner workshop for road…

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Panther boys and girls victorious in first round of playoffs

The Franklin Panther basketball teams are advancing in the state playoffs after scoring wins in Monday night’s opening round. The Lady Panthers knocked off South Point 73-65 and the Franklin boys defeated RS-Central by a final of 69-55. The Panthers move to round two on Wednesday night; both teams will be on the road. The…

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County leaders: Deal for Whitley still possible

Macon County leaders say they’re continuing to seek a deal with a buyer that could help a manufacturing operation alive in Franklin. Whitley Products employees over 100 people and faces the possibility of closing down if a new operator doesn’t take over the facility. Franklin Mayor Joe Collins  says the town and county are working…

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