2015 FHS Hall of Fame inductees announced

2015 FHS Hall of Fame inductees announced

Three local residents who many years ago left their mark at Franklin High School were announced as the 2015 inductees for the Franklin High School Athletic Hall-of-Fame. The announcement was made Thursday night by the FHS Booster Club at the school’s annual athletic awards ceremony. The inductees are the late Mary Lou Cabe, Coach Bill…

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Jackson approves fire tax to reimburse Macon

A long-standing debate between Macon and Jackson Counties may now be settled after a move by Jackson County Commissioners Thursday night. The Jackson Commission unanimously approved an increase in the fire tax for a district of Jackson County in Cashiers that receives fire and emergency services from Highlands. The increased tax levied will affect about…

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Memorial Day Service planned in Franklin

The community is invited to a Memorial Day Service in Franklin on Monday, 25 at 11 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Park. Tierian (Randy) Cash, National Chaplain of the American Legion will be the guest speaker. All participants and guests attending the memorial service are invited to American Legion Post 108, at 614 W. Main…

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Lake Sequoyah Dam repairs near completion

Lake Sequoyah Dam repairs near completion

After undergoing its first repairs since it was constructed in 1928, Lake Sequoyah Dam in Highlands is expected to soon return to normal levels. The lake has been lowered for the past few months to allow repair of decaying concrete, and according to Highlands Mayor Patrick Taylor crews are nearly finished with improvements. “We’ve had…

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Report: 7 overdoses reversed in Macon County since naloxone program

On May 15, 2015, the North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition (NCHRC), a statewide nonprofit dedicated to reducing drug overdose deaths, received a report of its 500th drug overdose reversal using the opioid antagonist, naloxone. Often described as a “miracle drug” that brings people back from the brink of death, naloxone is a medication that reverses…

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Men’s Night Out to focus on proactive healthcare

At the upcoming May 26, 2015 Men’s Night Out Program, the topic will be General Health and Screenings. Regular health exams and tests can help find problems before they start and can also find problems early, when your chances for treatment and cure are better. The Guest Speaker will be Danielle Koman, a Family Nurse…

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Community Calendar

  • May 29, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • June 4, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • June 5, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • June 12, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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