School Board approves annual supplement for teachers

Macon County teachers will receive their annual 2 percent salary supplement in November after the board of education votes to move ahead with it. The matter was discussed at Monday’s meeting of the school board, when Superintendent Dr. Chris Baldwin suggested the board allocate 1 percent now and then the other percent in the spring.…

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Making Macon a better place to live

Making Macon a better place to live

The Macon County Community Development Council held its annual awards dinner recently to recognize individual community development organizations and their accomplishments for this year. Representative of each community organization spoke on the past years achievements and their future plans Community Development is a program facilitated by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service. It aims create formal community…

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Halloween Booze It & Lose It under way

State and law enforcement are increasing their presence on the state’s road ways to ensure everyone has a safer Halloween.This week, officers began their Halloween Booze & Lose It Campaign, and they’ll be out in force targeting those who chose to drink and drive. So far this year, approximately 239 alcohol-related fatalities have occurred in…

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Stay safe this Halloween

Stay safe this Halloween

The N.C. Department of Transportation, through its Watch for Me NC pedestrian and bicycle safety campaign, urges parents, motorists and trick‐or‐treaters to be safe this Halloween. More than 2,200 people are injured or killed in collisions with motor vehicles in North Carolina each year, and more than a third of those collisions occur in the…

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Town packed for annual PumpkinFest

Town packed for annual PumpkinFest

 Cold temperatures did not keep the crowds away from Saturday’s annual Pumpkinfest. The 17th annual Pumpkinfest drew the largest crowd ever according to Jane Hopper with the Franklin Main Street Program, one of the sponsors of the popular fall event. “The cold weather didn’t keep anybody from coming early or staying late; this has been…

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West Macon FD assists distressed hiker

Rescue crews from West Macon and Franklin Fire Departments hiked into the Appalachian Trail over four miles Friday to assist a hiker in distress. The 74-year-old male hiker, from out-of-state, called 911 for help at approximately 9:45 a.m. The call was taken by Rabun County EMS and then re-directed to Macon County. West Macon Fire…

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Community Calendar

  • April 20, 2015 6:00 pmSONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION MEETING
  • April 20, 2015 7:00 pmHOLLY SPRINGS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CLUB MEETING
  • April 23, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • April 24, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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