REACH asks county for $50k toward new shelter

REACH asks county for $50k toward new shelter

County officials will take under consideration a one-time funding request from REACH of Macon County, Inc., for assistance to build a new shelter. Bonnie Peggs, president of the REACH board, came before the Macon County Board of County Commissioners to request a $50,000 donation for the new shelter which helps victims of domestic violence and…

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Arrest Report

Arrest Report

Macon County Sheriff’s Deputies make three felony arrests in recent days related to drugs and child sex crimes. According to reports filed by officers, 21-year-old Charles Andrew Cochran was arrested May 17 and charged with a felony count of manufacturing a schedule VI controlled substance and a felony count of maintaining a dwelling place for…

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‘On the Road, On the Water’ targets impaired drivers this summer

‘On the Road, On the Water’ targets impaired drivers this summer

Staying sober, whether out on the water or driving on the road, is the focus of a campaign launched this week by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. The campaign, known as “On the Road, On the Water, Don’t Drink and Drive”, will work to reduce accidents on the state’s roadways and waterways, which see…

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Smoky Mt. edges Franklin for playoff win

The Franklin Panthers come up two runs short in Tuesday’s third round playoff on the baseball diamond at Smoky Mountain High School. The final from Sylva was 4-2 in favor of the Mustangs, who will advance to the fourth round of 2-A playoffs to take on Bunker Hill. The Panthers finish the season at 13-13…

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Fallen officers honored at ceremony

Fallen officers honored at ceremony

Officers who gave their lives protecting citizens were remembered Friday afternoon at Town Square during a Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony. The guest speaker for the service was Macon County Manager Derek Roland, who thanked officers who put their lives on the line for the community. “As citizens, we all must acknowledge that you, everyday, when…

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Man dies from injuries in motorcycle accident

A Franklin man has died from injuries he sustained in a motorcycle accident on Sunday, May 11. The victim, 66-year-old Jerry Ralph Waters Sr., died Saturday at Mission Hospital, where he had been under care since the accident. Waters wrecked his motorcycle on Addington Bridge Road near South Macon Elementary at approximately 1:19 p.m. and…

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Community Calendar

  • November 24, 2014 6:00 pmTHANKSGIVING PRAYER SERVICE
  • November 27, 2014 12:00 pmCOMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER
  • November 27, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • November 28, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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