Smokies brace for possible automatic spending cuts

Campground and hiking trail closures and fewer interpretive programs are some of the impacts officials with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are preparing for. The cuts would stem from a round of automatic federal spending cuts which would trigger March 1, unless Congress acts to hold them off. National Parks, including the Smokies, could…

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Franklin resident wins on ‘Wheel’

Franklin resident Danielle Wittekind, appeared on Wheel of Fortune Monday night and she won big. Wittekind was the overall winner of the game claiming over $26,000 and a trip to Costa Rica. She advanced to the final round but was unable to solve the puzzle. Wittekind is a director of H.R. and training for a…

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Morning snow/sleet causes delays, minor accidents

An early morning mix of snow, sleet, and rain blanketed the roads in Macon County Tuesday causing school and business delays and a handful of minor accidents. According to the National Weather Service, snowfall accumulation varied throughout Macon County with 3 inches reported 9 miles west of Franklin, 2.6 in Highlands, and about an inch…

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Closings and Delays

Closings and Delays

Check Back often as we update them as we get them. The following Schools/Organizations have let us know their status.

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Local DSS attorney arrested

Local DSS attorney arrested

A Macon County Department of Social Services Attorney has been arrested charged with child abuse and making threats. On Thursday, 51-year-old William Robert Shilling was charged with misdemeanor counts of simple physical assault and simple non-physical assault after allegedly punching his son in the stomach during an argument. According to his wife, he has also…

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Social Security benefits go paperless March 1

The March 1 deadline is approaching for anyone who receives Social Security (SSI) payments or veterans’ benefits by mail. To save money, the federal government is shifting to electronic payments. That means a direct deposit into a bank account or onto a debit card. If there’s a senior in your life, it’s a good time…

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