Personalized job search help available at library

Anyone who would like help looking for a job or gaining basic job skills can come to the Macon County Public Library on Wednesdays from 1:00 to 4:00  to get one-on-one help from an SCC employability instructor. This new service is a partnership between the library and SCC’s Educational Opportunities Department, which will have a staff…

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Angel employee charged with stealing laptops

A 44-year-old Franklin man was arrested last week after allegedly stealing multiple laptops from Angel Medical Center. The suspect, Mark Tardy, was an employee of the hospital and was taken into custody by Franklin Police. Tardy was charged with larceny by employee after officers recovered the laptops at his home. According to Police Chief David…

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$368k budget shortfall projected for Macon Co. Schools

The Macon County Board of Education is looking ahead to the 2015-2016 budget and what they’re seeing is a $368,000 shortfall. School system finance director Angie Cook updated the school board on the forthcoming budget at their monthly meeting held Monday. The school district is expecting a 25 percent reduction in funding for teacher assistants…

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Berger files bill to protect officials opposed to same-sex marriage

Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) filed a bill Wednesday to protect the first amendment rights – and jobs – of magistrates and registers of deeds’ employees whose participation in same-sex marriage ceremonies would violate their core religious beliefs. According to Senate Bill 2, officials with religious objections to performing same-sex marriage ceremonies have the right…

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Personal Lab Services opens new office in Franklin

Personal Lab Services opens new office in Franklin

A ribbon cutting ceremony was recently held to celebrate the opening of Personal Lab Services in Franklin.  Personal Lab Services was developed in Clayton, GA and recently expanded by opening a second office location in Franklin, NC at 555 Depot Street. Personal Lab Services is a committed lab team that provides many quality lab services…

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NC Insurance chief flooded with calls over “Consent to Rate”

The state’s top insurance regulator says he wants lawmakers to take a closer look at a current state law that is placing many homeowners in the position of making a quick decision to agree to higher premiums or risk losing coverage. Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin says he has been getting many more calls and complaints…

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