Franklin town board meets tonight

Two public hearings will be part of tonight’s regular meeting of the Franklin town board at 7 p.m. at town hall. The first hearing, at 7:05 pm, is for the rezoning petition for six parcels on East Palmer and Porter Streets. The second hearing, at 7:10 pm, is on the application to amend the Unified…

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Beale picked for national leadership program

Beale picked for national leadership program

A local leader was among only 25 county officials in the country selected to attend a prestigious leadership program. Macon County Commission Vice Chairman Ronnie Beale was chosen to attend the 11th annual County Leadership Institute, a rigorous five-day program offered through the National Association of Counties (NACo) in partnership with Cambridge Leadership Associates. Beale…

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Kilby trial set for May 12 in Rabun County, Ga.

(by Charles Robertson at WRBN-FM) A trial date appears to be around the corner in the case against former animal shelter director Lowanda Kilby in Rabun County, Ga. District Attorney Brian Rickman says the trial is on track to begin May 12 after discussions took place Tuesday between the state and the defense in front…

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Carenet 2014 Update

With help from the community, organizations, and others, local food pantry Carenet has managed to keep up with the demand for help during the first four months of 2014. Year-to-date, Carenet has distributed 85,871 pounds of food to residents in need; The BackPack Program has distributed 4,899 BP’s to area school children at risk of…

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County holds public hearing over 2015 tax reval manual

Property tax reassessments are on the horizon for Macon County property owners and local residents had an opportunity to review and comment on the schedule of values that will be uses. A public hearing was held Tuesday by the board of commissioners and is part of the process to adopt the schedule of values, which…

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Initiative to increase activity in Macon County begins

A county-wide effort to increase physical activity among local residents is underway. The program, being organized by Macon Public Health’s Healthy Carolinians, is known as Leading the Way to Wellness and it involves elected officials and others leading walks in the community. Dawn Wilde, Community Health Promotion Supervisor, says the campaign arose after the latest…

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Community Calendar

  • November 28, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • December 4, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • December 5, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • December 11, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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