County considers hiring help for involuntary commitments

The number of mental health involuntary commitments is on the rise in Macon County, and across the state, and this has county officials looking for ways to offset the strain on the budget and resources. Macon County is considering a new approach to the issue, according to County Manager Derek Roland, who spoke on the…

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Operation Christmas Child collection sites open in Macon County

Operation Christmas Child collection sites open in Macon County

Maconians who want to help out with the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind can do so this week as two local churches will collect shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. The mission is a project of Samaritan’s Purse to use gift-filled shoeboxes to share God’s love in a tangible way with needy children across…

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Commission meets tonight

The Macon County Board of Commissioners will meet tonight for its November meeting at 6 p.m. at the courthouse. Commissioners are expected to discuss several issues concerning the Parker Meadows Recreation Project, such as lighting installation, sewer and septic work, scoreboard, and approval of a gravesite monument design. The board will also consider right-of-way agreements…

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Police find body in Walmart Shopping Center

Franklin Police say a body was discovered early Sunday morning in the parking lot of the new Walmart Shopping Center. According to Police Chief David Adams, the victim is a 79-year-old female, from Franklin, who died as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Adams says a Walmart employee who worked Saturday night, noticed the…

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Carenet putting locals on the path to financial stability

Representatives of local food ministry Carenet say 2014 has again been a big year for providing assistance to Maconians who are facing tough times. More than 400,000 pounds of food has already been distributed this year, despite some upticks in the economy. Shaina Adkins, executive director for the organization, says better economic times don’t necessarily…

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Franklin PD to begin “Coffee with a Cop”

Franklin PD to begin “Coffee with a Cop”

The Franklin Police Department is hoping to increase communication with local residents by beginning a program known as “Coffee with a Cop”. Franklin Police Chief David Adams says the first event is planned for Friday, November 21 at 8 a.m. at Main Street Coffee and Yogurt. “Basically, someone can come in and buy a cup…

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Community Calendar

  • November 21, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • November 27, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • November 28, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • December 4, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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