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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Residents to get first look at new dental clinic next week

Macon County Public health will officially unveil the new Adult Dental Clinic at 108 Macon Center Driver on Thursday, April 25. The grand opening event begins at 8 a.m. and up until 12 noon will feature free screenings for stroke and oral cancer. The stroke screening includes cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, and BMI. Free giveaways…

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Bill to allow car insurance rates to rise fails NC House

Legislation that would have resulted in North Carolina drivers paying more for their car insurance did not get past a House committee on Tuesday. National Insurance companies such as State Farm and Geico were supporting the measure to try to get around North Carolina’s process for setting insurance rates. HB 265 would have taken the…

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Man charged with felony DWI A 51-year old local man was arrested April 3 on a felony impaired driving charges. According to a report on file with the Macon County Sheriff’s Office, Gregory Dean Bailey, of Franklin, was charged with a felony count of Driving While Impaired. He was booked into the Macon County jail…

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Franklin teacher named Southern District Phys Ed Teacher of the Year

Franklin resident Sarah Lowell of Cartoogechaye Elementary School will be honored as the Southern District Elementary School Physical Education Teacher of the Year by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) at its national convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, April 23 – 27. The Southern District represents 13 states from Virginia to Texas.…

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County to close on Parker Meadows property

County to close on Parker Meadows property

The 48-acre Parker Meadows Property that has been in consideration for new county ball fields for the past several months will be purchased by Macon County. The board of commissioners met Friday evening to make a final decision on the property, but the vote was not unanimous. The meeting was called after questions were raised…

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