Man eludes arrest, faces numerous charges

Man eludes arrest, faces numerous charges

A man apparently trying to escape arrest was detained and now faces over a dozen charges. Macon County Deputies arrested the suspect, 23-year-old David Abraham Ridao, of Hillcrest Avenue, in Franklin, on August 14. Reports indicate the suspect was charged with a felony count of fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle. In addition,…

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Residents get first look at Macon Heritage Center

Residents get first look at Macon Heritage Center

School buses stayed busy shuttling crowds, including many former Cowee students, faculty and staff, to Saturday’s Cowee School Celebration. The celebration marked the opening of the Macon County Heritage Center at Cowee School, the county’s new historical and cultural center. Volunteers, under the direction of the Cowee Community Development Organization, have spent months planning and…

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Officials seek cause of Scaly Mountain fire

Fire investigators say a Thursday evening house fire in the Scaly Mountain community started near a gas grill next to the home. The incident occurred at 390 Raven Ridge Road at approximately 6:51 p.m. Firemen from Scaly/Sky Valley, Highlands, Franklin, and Dillard, GA were dispatched to the fire that caused extensive damage to the part-time…

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Highway Patrol: Be mindful of school buses

On Monday, August 26, school buses will be back on the roads in Macon County, and the North Carolina Highway Patrol is asking drivers to keep them in mind. As the school year begins, more than 700,000 students will be transported on school buses each day across North Carolina. Nationally, more than 450,000 public school…

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Raising displaced fawns a rewarding, but challenging task

Raising displaced fawns a rewarding, but challenging task

Mark and Cindy Meir will tell you what they do is a rewarding job, but it’s one often misunderstood. The couple is one of the only certified wildlife rehabilitators in the immediate area, specializing in caring for displaced baby deer, also known as fawns. The Meirs began nurturing abandoned fawns five years ago after keeping…

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County approves transit fare increases

The cost to ride Macon County transit is going up. The decision was not unanimous, but county commissioners approved the rate increases at their August 13 meeting. Kim Angel, transit director, explained to the board why the increased fares are needed, “The reason we ask for fares and cost share are to meet match requirements…

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