Franklin Lion’s Club donate books to MVI

Franklin Lion’s Club donate books to MVI

The Franklin Lion’s Club made a donation of 80 books to MVI on behalf of World Book Night. World Book Night is an annual celebration dedicated to spreading the love of reading, person to person. Each year, tens of thousands of people go out into their communities and give half million free World Book Night…

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Playoff run ends for Lady Panther softball team

For the third straight year the Franklin Lady Panther softball team has been eliminated from the state playoffs by Fred T. Foard. Friday’s third round contest at Macon Middle School was a close one with Foard edging out the Franklin girls 2-1. The Lady Panthers snapped a 24 inning scoreless streak against Fred T. Foard…

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County to present proposed budget tonight

The 2013-2014 Macon County proposed budget will be presented tonight at the county commissioners meeting scheduled at the Highlands Civic Center at 7 p.m. In addition to the budget presentation, commissioners will discuss proposed revisions to the subdivision ordinance, the establishment of a cemetery board, funding for a No Rise study at the Macon County…

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Franklin opposes bill to change public notices

Franklin leaders are formally expressing opposition to a bill to allow certain counties and municipalities to opt out of the requirement to post public notices in a newspaper of record. It would allow them post the notices online instead of in print which is the current law. The Public Notice Bill narrowly passed the Senate…

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FHS celebrates over 300 athletes, 60 coaches

Franklin High School celebrated over 300 athletes and over 60 coaches at the 31st annual Athletic Awards Ceremony Wednesday at the FHS gymnasium. Panther athletes received honors for achievements on the field and in the classroom. Also many scholarships were handed out to deserving students. Schools Superintendent Dr. Jim Duncan shared a special message to…

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NC jobless rate hits four-year low

The unemployment rate in North Carolina has dropped to a four-year low—this according to the latest report out from the Department of Commerce. The rate fell in April to 8.9 percent—down from 9.2 in March. The rate is 0.5 percent lower than one year ago. Leisure and hospitality services added the most jobs last month…

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Macon County Weather

Community Calendar

  • August 29, 2015 10:00 amAL-ANON MEETING
  • September 1, 2015 3:30 pmCOWEE FARMERS MARKET
  • September 5, 2015 8:00 amMACON COUNTY SR. GAMES FLEA MARKET
  • September 5, 2015 10:00 amAL-ANON MEETING
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