Operation Firecracker nets 220 violations in Macon County

A total of 221 traffic and criminal violations were handed out on Macon County roads during the latest Booze It and Lose Campaign: Operation Firecracker held over the Independence Day Holiday week. Included in that number were 5 DWI arrests, 29 seatbelt violations, 4 drug violations, 1 fugitive arrest, 56 cited for speeding, 7 driving…

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Another drowning reported on Chattooga River

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources is investigating an apparent drowning on the Chattooga River Monday. According to Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis, the incident occurred on Section III of the Chattooga River above Sandy Ford near Mountain Rest just before 6pm Monday evening. The victim, a 64 year-old Madison, Georgia man, was pronounced…

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More enter municipal races

This November, mayor seats in Franklin and Highlands will be decided along with three Franklin Aldermen and two Highlands Commissioners. Those wishing to run for election have just a few days left to declare their candidacy. As of Monday, a few more had entered the races, according to the Macon County Board of Elections. Barbara…

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Commissioners concerned with state budget’s impact to rural counties

As North Carolina’s House and Senate try to reach a state budget deal before the end of the month, many county leaders are keeping an eye on what is happening. Macon County Commissioner Ronnie Beale is one of those doing so. He provided the board of commissioners with an update on the state budget during…

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Duke Energy offers ideas to cool off efficiently as temps heat up

Warmer temps are in the forecast and many here in the mountains are counting on their Air Conditioning to stay cool, but with higher electric costs, it pays to use your a/c smartly. Duke Energy says there are several simple ways to cool off without driving your utility bill through the roof. “The energy used…

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PTSD: the topic at Men’s Night Out

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder will be the center of conversation at next week’s Men’s Night Out program, scheduled for Tuesday, July 23. The guest speaker will be Donna McClure-Allen, LCSW, LCAC, NCAC1, Mental Health Social Worker, Veteran Affairs, Franklin VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, PTSD can develop after…

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  • December 25, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • December 26, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • January 1, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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