Offer on town hall tenatively accepted by town

The town of Franklin has tentatively accepted a lease-purchase offer for the former town hall facilities located at West Main Street. Lazy Hiker, LLC submitted the offer for the property with plans to renovate it and convert it into a brewery. Franklin town manager Warren Cabe says the offer includes a stipulation to make guaranteed…

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Franklin High Sports cancelled today

All sporting events involving Franklin High School have been cancelled for Tuesday, March 25. They are reschedule to tomorrow as follows: JV Baseball @ North Henderson 4:30 V Baseball vs North Henderson 6:30 Softball  D/H vs North Henderson  4:00/6:00 (JV first) JV Soccer vs Swain 5:00

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Driver indicted following December fatal accident

A 58-year-old Franklin man involved in a fatal accident that claimed the life of an infant on December 1 has been formally charged. Kenneth Wayne Pearce was indicted on March 16 on a felony count of death by vehicle. Pearce was driving the vehicle that crossed the center line on U.S. 64 east and struck…

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SCC seeks county land for major expansion in Macon

SCC seeks county land for major expansion in Macon

In an effort to meet the growing demands of secondary education in the area, the Southwestern Community College Board meet with county commissioners to consider the next step in realizing the future vision of a SCC-Macon Campus. County commissioners are united in their belief that SCC is a significant asset to the county providing affordable…

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Macon jobless rate rose in January, but lower than prior year

Macon jobless rate rose in January, but lower than prior year

The jobless rate in Macon County rose from 7.3 to 8.4 percent from December to January—this according to the latest job data from the state department of commerce. Dale West, Workforce Solutions Manager for Macon and Haywood Counties, explains the increase is typical for January. West remains optimistic the job market is improving by comparing…

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Moss Knob Shooting Range to reopen this summer

The U.S. Forest Service announced the Moss Knob Shooting Range, located in the Nantahala Ranger District, Nantahala National Forest, will reopen in July following improvements. The range was scheduled to reopen this spring, after being closed last fall, but winter weather has caused delays in repairs. The range and berms have been reconstructed and leveled. The…

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