Two charged with growing pot

Two charged with growing pot

Two Macon County residents were arrested by Sheriff’s Deputies on Monday charged with growing pot. According to arrest reports filed by officers, 36-year-old Travis James Gregg and 25-year-old Casey Morris, both of Tessentee Road, were charged with felony counts of manufacturing marijuana. The suspects were also charged with misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.…

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Lady Panthers beat North Surry, will host third-round playoff game

The Franklin Lady Panthers are heading to the third round of the state 2-A basketball playoffs after a win over North Surry Wednesday night. Franklin, led by Sara Henson with 23 and Vanessa Agrusa with 17 points, held off the Lady Falcons by a final score of 58-47. Franklin head coach Scott Hartbarger says his…

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School calendar update

With inclement weather being a factor lately, the Macon County school board spent part of their meeting Monday discussing finishing this school year and preparing a calendar for next year. This calendar year, the district, as a whole, has missed seven days due to inclement weather. That translates to 58 hours of missed instruction, but…

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Filing deadline nears

February 28, at noon will be the deadline to file for the 2014 Macon County Elections. According to the Board of Elections, another person has entered the race for the District I County Commission seat in Highlands. John Shearl filed for that election on February 21. He joins incumbent Jim Tate and Michael D. Rogers…

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County approves new veteran transit program

Veterans here in the western Mountains will soon have improved access to transportation thanks to an interlocal agreement between counties and some federal grant funds. The program, known as One Call-One Click, will provide an upgrade to Macon County Transit’s computer system, as well as transit operations in Clay, Cherokee, and Swain Counties. Macon Transit…

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Local students display inventions at The Factory

Local students display inventions at The Factory

The Macon County Schools fourth grade students that are identified in the program for Academically Gifted students displayed the results of their innovative thinking at an Invention Convention at the Fun Factory on February 25. Under the leadership of AIG teacher JO Wolffer, students were given the task of coming up with an invention that…

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  • September 21, 2014 10:30 amLOUISA CHAPEL UMC OLD FASHIONED HOMECOMING
  • September 21, 2014 12:00 pmMACON CO. HORSE ASSO. HORSE SHOW
  • September 25, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • September 26, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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