Arrest Report

Arrest Report

A 21-year-old Franklin woman is due in court October 2 to face a combined 93 felony counts of fraud-related crimes. According to an arrest report filed by Macon County Sheriff’s Deputies, the suspect, Krystn Lynn Zinkand, was detained on September 19 on charges including identity theft, uttering forged endorsement, and obtaining property by false pretenses.…

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Macon Commission candidates to appear at forum

On October 9, the League of Women Voters will host an election forum for Macon County Commission candidates. There are two seats available in District 2 and four candidates, Ronnie Beale(D), incumbent;  Ron Haven (R), incumbent; Gary Shields (R); and John Martin (L) are vying for these seats. One seat is available in District 1…

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Forest Service to begin prescribed burns in Nantahala NF

Forest Service to begin prescribed burns in Nantahala NF

The U.S. Forest Service National Forests in North Carolina plans to conduct prescribed burns in the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests later this month and into November if weather conditions are favorable. The agency will conduct burns on approximately 4,000 acres in the two national forests. Prescribed burns reduce woody debris and hazardous fuels that…

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Speed, texting suspected in fatal wreck on US 64

A single-vehicle accident on US 64 claims the life of a Franklin woman Monday night. According to Franklin Police Chief David Adams, the wreck occurred just after 9 p.m. on the Highlands Road near the intersection of Rogers Road. He says 36-year-old Jody Lynn Smith was traveling west when her 1997 Pontiac car ran off…

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School resource officer placed at Cartoogechaye

Within the past few months the county along with the Sheriff’s Office reworked budgets to move School Resources Officers into nearly all Macon County Schools. Now—after another move made by the Sheriff’s Office—every school has secured an officer. Macon County Sheriff Robby Holland informed county commissioners this week that he and members of his office…

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Catamounts off to best start since 2002

The Western Carolina Catamount football team improves to 3-1 on the 2014 season after a Southern Conference win at Furman on Saturday. You could say it was a big victory for WCU as the Cats’ 35-17 win over the Paladins ends their 22-game losing streak on the road. It’s also the first three-game win-streak for…

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  • April 30, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • May 1, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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