New stroke guidelines for women

The American Heart Association has released guidelines on preventing stroke in women. The guidelines include stroke risks unique to women and provide recommendations on how best to treat them. Dr. Cheryl Bushnell—Director of the Stroke Center at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center— says that stroke can happen at any age, so it is important to…

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Earthquake felt in Macon

Earthquake felt in Macon

Some residents in Macon County felt the effects of an earthquake Friday night that occurred in Edgefield, S.C. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a 4.1 magnitude quake hit near Edgefield at approximately 10:23 p.m. Here in Franklin, nearly 160 miles away, the tremors were felt briefly by many local residents who say the shaking…

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Decisions to be made on Parker Meadows

County officials find out more about how much it will cost to operate the planned Parker Meadows ball field complex. At the February 11 county commission meeting, Rec. Director Seth Adams presented an overview of the increase to the parks and recreation annual budget if the county opts to build the full complex. Last year’s…

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AARP free tax help at Macon Library

The AARP Foundation is once again providing free assistance with tax preparation. The Foundation’s Tax-Aide program offers free, individualized tax preparation for low-to moderate-income taxpayers – especially those 60 and older. Residents who qualify can get help at the Macon County Public Library on Siler Road. Please call 524-3600 for an appointment.  

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WNCAC Basketball Tournament Schedule Announced

Due to the snow delaying the regular season finale for all conference teams the athletic directors met on Saturday and have announced an abbreviated schedule for the basketball tournament. On Tuesday  February 18th the  Franklin boys will take on  Brevard @ Smoky Mt at 7:30pm. The Franklin Girls have receive a Bye Tuesday and will…

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Be cautious of winter cleanup scams

Be cautious of winter cleanup scams

As western North Carolinians begin to recover from damage left by the latest snow and ice storm, state officials are urging you to be cautious about who you hire to help clean up your property. North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper says scammers often use situations like these to take advantage of consumers that need…

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Community Calendar

  • September 4, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • September 5, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • September 11, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • September 12, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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