School board recognizes heroes in South Macon lockdown incident

School board recognizes heroes in South Macon lockdown incident

Members of the Macon County School System and Macon County Sheriff’s Department were honored by the Board of Education Monday night for their efforts to stop a potential nightmare at South Macon Elementary School on June 4. On the morning of June 4, two armed suspects were on campus at South Macon, and have since…

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Several arrested in meth-trafficking sting

Several arrested in meth-trafficking sting

An ongoing meth trafficking investigation leads to several drug arrests in Macon County and Rabun County, Ga. On Friday, July 24, 2015, Agents of the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office, the Rabun County Sheriff’s Office, the Macon County, North Carolina Sheriff’s Office, and NC State Bureau of Investigation took action in the drug sting. Rona…

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Gov signs Confederate memorial protection bill

Governor Pat McCrory has signed a much-debated bill protecting Confederate monuments and removing local government control over these memorials The Cultural History Artifact Management and Patriotism Act protects monuments and memorials commemorating events, persons, and Military service in North Carolina History and says an object of remembrance located on public property may not be permanently removed…

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Man arrested after chase

A 35-year-old man was arrested after leading Sheriff’s Deputies on a chase Saturday night. The suspect, Anthony Arnold, was detained after he attempted to get away from officers Saturday just before 10 p.m. Arnold was captured in the Watauga Road area and was charged with fleeing and eluding arrest with a motor vehicle. He was…

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At least four hurt in multi-car crash

At least four hurt in multi-car crash

Several people were injured Monday morning after a six-car crash in the southbound lanes of US 441 between Car City gas and Main Street. According to Franklin Police Chief David Adams, the accident occurred at approximately 11:40 a.m. when a flat-bed tractor-trailer was heading south on US 441. As the truck entered the NCDOT construction…

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County joins effort to tackle mental illness in jail

Macon County Commissioners have passed a resolution showing their commitment to addressing the issue of mental illness, particularly when it comes to mental health patients who are incarcerated. At the board’s July meeting, commissioners unanimously adopted the Stepping Up Initiative resolution and joined a nationwide campaign to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses…

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