Arrest Report

Two local men were locked up after two unrelated incidents involving theft crimes. Macon County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Jeremy Lawrence Taro, age 22, of Franklin and charged with a dozen felony counts including obtaining property by false pretenses and forgery. Taro faces additional misdemeanor charges of larceny and possession of stolen property. He was booked…

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REACH of Macon County recognized for efforts

REACH of Macon County recognized for efforts

REACH of Macon County was recently presented with the Ellen Pence Program Excellence Award from The North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence. This award recognizes a local domestic violence program that has remained focused on the empowerment of survivors of domestic violence and creates a place where survivors’ experiences are heard and acknowledged. Powerful, fair,…

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Residents voice opposition to new Franklin ABC store

Residents voice opposition to new Franklin ABC store

Franklin taxpayers let town aldermen know they don’t like the idea of a brand new ABC store and the price tag that comes with it. “It’s atrocious that you want to spend $1.25 million dollars to move the store a quarter mile down the street and make a 1 percent profit,” said resident Tim Butterfield.…

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15th annual Sweet Corn Festival this Saturday

15th annual Sweet Corn Festival this Saturday

A summer tradition in Franklin that’s lots of fun and helps a great cause continues this weekend. The 15th annual Sweet Corn Festival will take place at St. Cyprian’s Church located at 216 Roller Mill Road from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday. There is free admission to the Corn Festival and there will…

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School Board filing ends at noon

If you want to run for one of three seats on the Macon County Board of Education this fall, today is the final day to file for election. Those interested in filing will need to go to the Macon County Board of Elections no later than 12 noon today to file for the election. The…

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Four hurt in GA Road collision

  A family from Tennessee is hurt in a car accident in Franklin Tuesday afternoon. State Trooper Tony Hawkins with the N.C. Highway Patrol says the two car collision occurred around 12:30 p.m. on the Georgia Road near Fast Food Mart. According to Trooper Hawkins, 20-year old Evan Murray of Franklin was traveling south and…

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Community Calendar

  • September 18, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • September 19, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • September 20, 2014 7:00 amPANCAKE BREAKFAST FUND RAISER
  • September 20, 2014 8:00 amHICKORY KNOLL BREAKFAST FAITHRAISER
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