Sharp cold front will drop temps this week

Chilly air arrived into the mountains this weekend resulting in a frost advisory, but forecasters say even colder air is on the way. According to the National Weather Service, a sharp cold front will bring a Canadian air mass into the area toward the end of the week. Temperatures in the Franklin area will only…

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Franklin’s history revealed in new book

Franklin’s history revealed in new book

It’s often said a picture is worth a thousand words. The old adage will ring true as you turn through the pages of a new book out about Franklin’s history. The collection of historical images, known as Images of America: Franklin, is a work produced by local authors Barbara McCrae and Cherry Jackson. The 128-page…

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Ga. man charged with kidnapping

Ga. man charged with kidnapping

A 31-year-old Georgia man was taken into custody by Macon County Sheriff’s Deputies on multiple charges including kidnapping. The suspect, identified as Jamarcus Deon Sladen, of Griffin, Ga., was arrested Friday and charged with a felony count of kidnapping. He was also charged with misdemeanor counts of false imprisonment, interfering with emergency communications, and a…

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Franklin clobbers North Henderson

The Franklin Panthers stay undefeated on the 2013 season after a 44-8 win over North Henderson Friday on Homecoming Night. Franklin struck early—scoring on the first play of the game with a reverse halfback pass from Trey Maslin to Dalton Cochran. The Panthers compiled 466 yards of total offense on 60 plays, while only giving up…

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Macon Social Services gets much needed stipend for food/shelter programs

As many local assistance programs were heading into a tight squeeze, news is out that the federal government is giving the county a stipend. According to the Department of Social Services, $17,741 is coming to Macon County through the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA. The funds will shore up emergency food and shelter programs…

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Nantahala Ranger facilities reopen

Most U.S. Forest Service facilities shuttered by the federal funding lapse are opening back up in the Nantahala National Forest. In the Nantahala Ranger District, Nantahala National Forest, all recreation sites are currently open except for: • Moss Knob shooting range, which is closed due to construction. • Van Hook recreation areas will remain closed…

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