Town seeks tax hike in upcoming budget

A slight tax increase is in the proposed 2014-2015 fiscal year budget for the town of Franklin, which was presented at the May 5 town board meeting. The budget message indicates the town is seeking an ad-valorem tax increase from 25 to 26 cents per $100 of valuation to allow for balancing the budget and…

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SCC grads prepare for next chapter

SCC grads prepare for next chapter

More than 300 Southwestern Community College students will receive their associate degrees, diplomas and/or certificates in a pair of commencement ceremonies on Thursday, May 8, in Myers Auditorium at the Jackson Campus. The 5 p.m. ceremony, which is for health science graduates, will feature speaker Mary Chauvin – a graduate of the Nursing program. She…

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Stamp Out hunger this Saturday

Stamp Out hunger this Saturday

About one in six Americans goes hungry or wonders where the next meal will come from. That’s a reality of life in the United States today. But another fact of life in this country is that people and organizations get together to tackle such problems and to help their fellow Americans. To combat hunger, the…

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Macon County Primary results

Macon County Primary results

After the results were tallied on Tuesday, for the 2014 Primary Elections, it was evident a majority of Macon County voters want incumbents to stay in office. Here are the unofficial results: Sheriff (R) Holland (incumbent): 2,844 votes/85.74% Carpenter: 473 votes/14.26% District I County Commission (Highlands-R) Tate (incumbent): 1,999 votes/61.32% Shearl: 1,261 votes/38.68% Register of…

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County, town leaders discuss latest issues at joint meeting

Officials from Macon County, Franklin, and Highlands held their quarterly meeting on May 1 at the Historic Cowee School to discuss key issues—the meeting is described by leaders as an effective way to keep the lines of communication open. Each governing body shared updates specific to its jurisdiction. Franklin Town of Franklin Mayor Bob Scott…

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Town settles inverse condemnation claim

The town of Franklin has settled an inverse condemnation claim, which began in 2012, involving a property impacted by the Crawford Branch sewer line replacement. Following a closed session at their meeting Monday night, the board of aldermen voted unanimously to purchase the property at 381 East Main Street from the John W. Mitchell, Jr.…

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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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