Taylor enters school board race

Taylor enters school board race

With less than two weeks remaining in the period to file for Macon County School Board, another name has entered the race. According to the Board of Elections, Bill Taylor has filed to run for District II. That seat is currently held by Tommy Cabe, who has filed for re-election. The other seat coming open…

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Lowanda Kilby seeks new trial

After recently being convicted on 60 counts of theft and racketeering in the Lucky Dog trial, former Rabun County, Ga. animal shelter director Lowanda “Peanut” Kilby may get another trial. Attorney Tim Healy has filed a Motion for New Trial. Counsel for the state will appear before Judge Russell W. Smith on October 9th, at…

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Fire torches Cowee home

Investigators are trying to determine what sparked a Saturday afternoon fire that ripped through a three-story log home in the Cowee Community. At approximately 4:10 p.m. crews from Cowee Fire Department were paged to the scene at 29 Valhalla Road, located off of Ruby Mine Road. The homeowner was outside mowing grass when he noticed…

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NC Wildlife conducts cyber sting

NC Wildlife conducts cyber sting

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and other agencies cracked down on illegal wildlife activities online with a recent cyber sting known as Operation Wild Web. During the four-day operation, investigators used the Internet to find those intentionally selling fish and wildlife illegally, as well as committing other crimes. Cases involved the unlawful sale of…

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Arrest Report

Arrest Report

A 35-year-old Bryson City man was arrested in Macon County on wildlife violations. According to a report filed by the Sheriff’s Office, Travis Allen Cochran was arrested June 24 and charged with misdemeanor counts of taking, transporting, and possessing a wild turkey illegally. Cochran was booked into the Macon County Detention Center on a $3,500…

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Franklin PD to offer women’s self-defense class

The Franklin Police Department will be giving a basic self-defense class using the R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) system of techniques. The class is for women only and will be given on Monday and Tuesday, August 11 and 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the East Franklin School gym. The purpose of R.A.D. self-defense…

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  • January 29, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • January 30, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • February 5, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • February 6, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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