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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‘Famine’ nets 7,000 cans for Carenet

‘Famine’ nets 7,000 cans for Carenet

Macon County youth find out what it’s like to go without food in an effort to help those in need. This weekend’s 30-Hour Famine event driven by the First United Methodist Church brought in over 7,100 cans of food for local food pantry Carenet. During the 30 hour fast from February 22-23, youth from area…

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KIDS Place secures $27K grant thanks to community support

Franklin-based Children’s Advocacy Group KIDS Place announced they’ve raised enough funds to procure a matching grant from The Robert and Polly Dunn Foundation. Last year, KIDS Place was challenged to raise $20,000 in two months to attain the matching funds—and according to KIDS Place Director Alisa Ashe, with community support, the funds were raised and…

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New diploma designations coming to NC high school grads

A bill just signed into law by Governor Pat McCrory gives North Carolina students receiving a high school diploma a boost as they head into the workforce or college. The Career Technical Education Law gives high school diplomas an endorsement of either career-ready or college-ready. State School Superintendent June Atkinson has been vocal in her…

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  • November 13, 2013 4:00 pmFOOD PANTRY OPEN AT HICKORY KNOLL UM CHURCH
  • July 31, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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