Guard personal info with Shred-a-Thon in Franklin

Identity theft continues to rise in North Carolina, according to law enforcement agencies, and it starts when thieves get personal information. To help curb I.D. theft and keep private information out of the wrong hands, Macon County residents can destroy documents at the upcoming Shred-A-Thon, at Mountain Credit Union in Franklin, on Wednesday October 30…

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Land Trust to host annual fall celebration at Cowee School

Land Trust to host annual fall celebration at Cowee School

The Land Trust for the Little Tennessee will host its 14th annual Fall Celebration on Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 11:00am to 3:00pm at the Historic Cowee School in Franklin. The program will feature guest speaker Bill Holman, North Carolina Director of The Conservation Fund and the former Executive Director of North Carolina’s Clean Water…

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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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  • April 26, 2014 8:00 amKYLE MORGAN BENEFIT
  • April 28, 2014 6:00 pm"HIS TABLE" FREE DINNER
  • April 30, 2014 4:00 pmFOOD PANTRY OPEN AT HICKORY KNOLL UM CHURCH
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