FHS Baseball: Young, but optimistic team this year

With spring time just around the corner the bats are crackin’ at Franklin High School as the Panther varsity baseball team starts the 2013 season. The Panthers at 1-1 so far this year are set to begin conference play this Friday at North Henderson. We caught with Franklin Head Coach Ryan Raby who says youth…

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Cases against Sheriff’s Office Detective dismissed

The criminal cases involving Detective Amy Stewart were disposed of at the March 7, 2013 term of Macon County District Court when Dismissals were filed in both cases. The Criminal Summons involving Anna Shields was dismissed because “The statements and actions of the defendant do not constitute a threat as defined by law.” The other…

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Landfill now accepting items with mercury

Landfill now accepting items with mercury

Maconians looking for a way to get rid devices with mercury now have an option. The Macon County Solid Waste Department announced they are now ready to begin accepting mercury containing items such as fluorescent lamps, CFLs, HIDs, and thermostats at the landfill facility on Lakeside Drive in Franklin. Solid Waste Director Chris Stahl explains…

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Man charged with assaulting officer, escaping custody

A Franklin man’s bond was set at $25,000 after he was arrested for assaulting an officer on March 7. According to reports filed by the Macon County Sheriff’s Office, 29-year-old Joshua Bryan Parker faces a felony count of simple assault upon an officer in addition to a misdemeanor count of escaping from custody. Parker is…

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Economist: What fed job report means to NC

A somewhat surprising jobs report out from the federal government says 236,000 jobs were added nationally last month. This is good news for many—including NC State University Economist Dr. Mike Walden. He says he is encouraged by job growth here in North Carolina, “The construction is coming back which is very positive news, as well…

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Franklin tourism board meeting today

The Franklin Tourism Development Authority will hold their March meeting this afternoon at 5:30 p.m. at the town hall board room. This will be the first regular meeting held by the TDA since deciding last month not to approve any new funding requests. According to today’s agenda, the TDA could make decisions on several grant…

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Community Calendar

  • December 25, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • December 26, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • January 1, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • January 2, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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