Arrest Report

Arrest Report

A 32-year-old Georgia man was taken into custody by Macon County Sheriff’s Deputies after being charged with serious crimes. The suspect, Jerimy Adam Burr, of Savannah, Ga. was arrested on August 20. Burr was charged with felony counts of trafficking in meth, possession of meth with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver, and a misdemeanor…

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Troopers ramp up patrols in school zones

As we prepare for the new school year, the N.C. Department of Transportation urges students and motorists to stay alert and exercise caution on the road, especially around crosswalks, school buses and bus stops. Highway Patrol SGT. Mike Baker says school zones will be filled with inexperienced drivers. “Approximately two-thirds of the people killed in…

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Macon ranked 38th most dangerous county to drive in

Rural Counties remain the killing grounds for traffic deaths in North Carolina. Despite a reduction in traffic deaths in 2013 and less traffic on the road, three people on average die every day in the state in a traffic crash, according to AAA Carolina’s 20th annual ranking of the state’s most dangerous counties for traffic.…

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SCC’s first craft brewing program starts Sept. 4

SCC’s first craft brewing program starts Sept. 4

Southwestern Community College says the craft brewing industry continues to gain popularity here in there mountains—and soon the school will offer training to help fill the expanding job market. SCC has secured the necessary equipment to start a craft brewing program. The first course starts Sept. 4 at Southwestern’s Jackson Campus and will meet from…

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Ladies Night to focus on disaster preparedness

This month’s Ladies Night Out Program will be on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 in the cafeteria at Angel Medical Center.  The topic will be Disaster Preparedness.  The guest speaker will be Melissa Leatherman, Preparedness Coordinator, Macon County Public Health.  More than 200 million people are affected by disasters each year.  Protect yourself, your family and…

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A new school year begins for Macon County students

Today marks the start of a new school year for Macon County students. Approximately 4,400 students are heading back to class this morning across the school district. School Superintendent Dr. Chris Baldwin says they’re eager to great the students for the 2014-2015 academic year. “We’re extremely excited about the first day of school and are…

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  • September 4, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • September 5, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • September 11, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • September 12, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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