Read 2 Me essay winners

Read 2 Me essay winners

Macon County Board of Education recognized the winners of the Rotary Club of Franklin’s Read2Me Essay contest winners at their recent monthly meeting. Each year, the Rotary Club sponsors an essay contest for all students in third through eighth grades. The theme of this year’s essay contest was leadership. More than 100 students from area…

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MMS teacher charged with taking indecent liberties with student

MMS teacher charged with taking indecent liberties with student

A Macon Middle School teacher has been suspended after being charged with indecent liberties with a student Monday night. According to an arrest report, Jeffery Todd Rousselle, age 24, was charged with felony counts of indecent liberties with a student and indecent liberties with a child. Rousselle ‘s bond has been set at $75,000 and…

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Town approves new rules for outdoor goods

Business owners within the town of Franklin will have to keep a closer eye on their outdoor display of goods after town aldermen adopted a measure requiring shops to tidy them up. At their May meeting, aldermen voted unanimously to amend a portion of the Unified Development Ordinance to define outdoor displays and add some…

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A special day for local youth, community

A special day for local youth, community

Looks of determination at the starting lines and prideful smiles of accomplishment crossing the finish lines were abundant on the faces of over 250 athletes at the Special Olympics held last Friday at Macon Middle School. Macon County was the host of the Far West region of the competition welcoming athletes from the public schools…

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One-day road construction and maintenance workshop for landowners

One-day road construction and maintenance workshop for landowners

Private landowners are invited to register for a one-day workshop on “Low-Volume Private Access Road Construction and Maintenance” to be held Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 at the Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory in Otto NC. The Land Trust for the Little Tennessee (LTLT) is sponsoring the event in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory.…

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Otto woman seriously injured in wreck

A 55-year-old Macon County woman was hurt seriously after a single car accident Monday morning. According to North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper Mike Henry, the driver, Judy Elaine Bell, of Otto was traveling toward Franklin on the West Old Murphy Road—about six miles up—when she rounded a curve and ran off the right side…

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  • October 23, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • October 24, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • October 30, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • October 31, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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