NC jobless rate better in March

The latest numbers out from the NC department of commerce say the state’s jobless rate fell in March from 9.4 to 9.2 percent. The rate is also lower than it was a year ago says Larry Parker with the dept of commerce, “We’ve been creeping down and this is the lowest we’ve been in sometime.…

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Franklin home destroyed in Wed. night fire

Franklin home destroyed in Wed. night fire

Fire officials suspect an outdoor cooking accident involving a grill sparked the blaze Wednesday night that burned down a Franklin home. Franklin Fire and Rescue was paged to the fire at 238 Hunters Trail around 9:30 p.m. and upon arrival, Lt. Justin Setser says crews found the home in flames, “Once the first fire crews…

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REACH to hold “Jeans for Justice” event

REACH to hold “Jeans for Justice” event

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, REACH of Macon is presenting a special event at Main Street Coffee and Tea on Friday evening, April 26. This Jeans for Justice event is a gallery of jeans made by Franklin High School freshman that tell a story says Jennifer Turner-Lynn with REACH, “The jeans that you’ll…

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Attorney General warns of text message scam

If you get a strange looking text message from an email address or phone number you don’t recognize, it’s best not to respond. Over the past few days, half a dozen consumers have reported getting texts that list a phone number and say that a credit or debit card has been blocked. People who call…

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Filling Station opens to help Kids Against Hunger-Franklin

Filling Station opens to help Kids Against Hunger-Franklin

The Franklin Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting for The Filling Station Thrift Store located at 615 Highlands Road. The Filling Station of Franklin is a non-profit purposed to support the mission of Kids Against Hunger-Franklin: feeding families around the corner and around the world. The Filling Station Thrift Store operates from 10…

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Arrests made in Ashley Hamilton case

Seven are charged in connection to the alleged abuse of a disabled person earlier this month.   The Rabun County Sheriff’s Office announced the charges in the case of the alleged abuse of twenty two year old Ashley Hamilton Wednesday afternoon, following a search warrant being executed at the home of Ashley’s mother, Kelly Sue…

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