Marijuana oil legalized for medical use in NC

Medical marijuana is showing some promise in treating drug-resistant epilepsy and now a form of that treatment is legal in North Carolina. This month, Governor Pat McCrory signed legislation approving treatment using cannabidiol oil, or CBC in clinical trials. CBC does not produce a high like THC and has a wide range of medical benefits…

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Macon Public Health gets national award

Macon Public Health gets national award

Macon County Public Health was honored at the 2014 annual conference of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) in Atlanta with NACCHO’s Local Health Department of the Year Award. The award recognizes and honors the outstanding accomplishments of small, medium, and large local health departments for their innovation, creativity, and impact…

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Town tightens enforcement of nuisance ordinance

The town of Franklin has made some changes to its nuisance ordinance that tightens down on repeat violators. At their July meeting, town aldermen adopted a change to the ordinance that adds a new mechanism for enforcement. The term chronic violator was added to the policy and defines someone who has been given notice of…

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Franklin Lions make big impact on community

Franklin Lions make big impact on community

Franklin Lion’s Club’s mission is to help those who can’t see or have trouble seeing by providing glasses, and canes for the blind.  They also do a number of other fundraising events throughout the year to help fund their numerous other local civic functions. On Friday, 4th of July, from 11am to 7pm, the Franklin…

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Antique tractors and lots of corn come to Franklin

Antique tractors and lots of corn come to Franklin

The weather cooperated nicely Saturday for two of Franklin’s favorite summertime events, the Sweet Corn Festival, and the Early Farm Days Engine & Tractor Show. The 22nd annual Early Farm Days show was held at the Macon County Fairgrounds where more than 50 exhibitors, from all over the south, displayed antique tractors, engines, and farm…

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Leaders discuss issues facing Franklin

Leaders discuss issues facing Franklin

Franklin Mayor Bob Scott and Town Manager Summer Woodard were featured guests at Thursday’s monthly meeting of the League of Women Voters at Tartan Hall. Drawing from their many years of experience working for the town, they spoke on their “vision of Franklin,” where they think the town is going and problems it’s facing. Scott…

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Community Calendar

  • November 13, 2013 4:00 pmFOOD PANTRY OPEN AT HICKORY KNOLL UM CHURCH
  • July 24, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • July 24, 2014 6:30 pmVACATION BIBLE SCHOOL @ EMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH
  • July 25, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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