Forest Service announces planned burns in Macon County sections of National Forest

The U.S. Forest Service plans to conduct a series of prescribed burns over the next 3 – 6 weeks on a total of about 3,500 acres of the Nantahala Ranger District in the Nantahala National Forest. The prescribed burn will take place in the following areas: • Slip Off area, 190 acres, Swain County •…

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Lady Panthers fight out round four playoff win

The Franklin Lady Panthers survive a thriller at UNC-Greensboro’s Fleming Gym Tuesday and will advance to the Western Regional Finals in the state 2A basketball playoffs. All the Franklin girls stepped up and held off a tough East Rutherford team by a final of 80-76. A clutch three-point shot late in the fourth quarter by…

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Angel offers free testing for Colon Cancer Month

March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month and Angel Medical Center will once again this year offer free FOBT or Fecal Occult Blood Tests to the community free of charge. “Early detection is the key in treating any cancer,” said Sheila Price, Vice-President of Nursing for Angel Medical Center. “Colon cancer is 90 percent curable…

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Commissioner Haven’s eligibility to represent District II challenged

Commissioner Haven’s eligibility to represent District II challenged

A Macon County Commissioner’s residency and eligibility to seek re-election are now in question after a challenged filed with the board of elections. On March 3, Charles V. Nichols, of Porter Street, filed a challenge of candidacy against county commissioner Ron Haven, who represents District II Franklin. The challenge cites a resolution passed in 1976…

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Two charged in recent string of burglaries

Macon County Sheriff’s Office detectives have arrested two individuals for crimes related to various break-ins. Frank Anthony Mercado, age 27, and Leroy Shane Lee, age 32, both of Franklin, now face multiple charges including felony breaking and entering of multiple homes. Both suspects remain in the Macon County Detention center. Detectives with the MCSO and…

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County to invest in practice fields

County to invest in practice fields

With plans of a multi-million dollar recreation complex in the works, some county leaders say the existing practice fields are still needed—and they are in bad shape. At a recent county commission meeting, county officials approved spending $7,500 to improve four of the practice baseball fields located at Macon County schools. Such improvements will be…

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  • September 18, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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