First Angel baby of 2014

First Angel baby of 2014

Franklin welcomed the first baby of 2014 just a day after January 1st, but not by much. Dayton Gage Dills made his debut on Thursday, January 2nd at 12:16 am at Angel Medical Center. Proud parents are Kersten and Matt Dills who welcomed Dayton in at 6 pounds, 9 ounces and 21.5 inches long. Dayton…

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Update on A.T. hikers

Rangers have now assessed the condition of the three South Carolina hikers who spent a cold wet night on the Appalachian Trail without proper clothing and shelter. Responding rangers are stabilizing the men in the field with dry clothing, sleeping bags, and shelter. They are being treated for hypothermia and possible frostbite. All three are…

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Arrest Report

Arrest Report

Theft, assault on an officer, and drug manufacturing are among the latest charges of individuals arrested by the Macon County Sheriff’s Office. On December 31, Deputies arrested 29-year-old Brian Charles Connallon, of Franklin. He was charged with felony counts of breaking and entering and larceny. Connallon was booked into the detention center on a $3,000…

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Rescue underway for distressed hikers in the Smokies

Rangers have now contacted three Appalachian Trail hikers who last night reported being in distress in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The three men, ages 21 to 32 from Gaffney, South Carolina, had started out from Fontana Dam on January 2 for a ten-day backpacking trip. They used cell phones to report being cold and…

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Tribe to make presentation to Franklin board regarding mound

Talks regarding the future of the Nikwasi Indian Mound are expected to move ahead on Monday as the Eastern Band is scheduled to make a presentation to Franklin aldermen at their January meeting. According to the agenda, Cherokee Principal Chief Michell Hicks is expected to make the presentation. In 2013, Chief Hicks called for the…

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Snow coats northern Macon

N.C. DOT crews in Macon County have clearing and treating roads since around 5 p.m. Thursday evening and DOT Supervisor Jim Ashe says roads are passable, but is asking drivers to use caution. “For the most part, it’s really not that bad. People just need to slow down and take their time. The snow and…

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