Franklin takes on North Henderson for homecoming

The Franklin Panther football team will try to stay undefeated on the year as they host North Henderson tonight for homecoming. The 7-0 Panthers are coming off a victory over rival Smoky Mountain last week, and the Knights, at 3-4, look to bounce back after a tough loss to Tuscola Friday. Franklin Head Coach Josh…

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Early voters head to the polls for town elections

One Stop voting in the Franklin and Highlands Municipal Election begins is under way and will end Saturday, November 2nd. The One Stop voting location is at the Board of Elections office and the hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00. In addition to regular office hours, the elections office will open Saturday, November 2nd 9:00-1:00. There…

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Sheriff’s Citizen Academy concludes with graduation ceremony

The Macon County Sheriff’s inaugural Citizen Academy concluded with a special ceremony for the participants on October 10. During the 10-week session held each Thursday, the members took part in active scenarios spanning criminal investigations, community patrols, traffic and DUI enforcement, SWAT operations, juvenile investigations and SRO officers, and the K-9 unit. “You learn a…

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Appalachian Trail membership drive/event in Franklin

Appalachian Trail membership drive/event in Franklin

The film Appalachian Impressions will be hitting theaters this fall as part of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC)’s 2013 membership drive. Special programs will take place in fifteen cities along the east coast, including a showing in Franklin. The film and other events will take place Friday October, 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. at…

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Local nonprofits get boost from county coffers

County officials unanimously approved to fund a dozen local non-profit organizations at the October meeting of the Macon County Board of County Commissioners. The board approved the recommendations of the county’s Community Funding Pool, a task force organized to review and decide how non-profit funding will be dispersed among the county’s non-profit organizations. This year,…

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Beale recognized for mental health advocacy

Beale recognized for mental health advocacy

A local leader gets recognized for rolling up his sleeves and working to help those facing mental illness in the mountains. Macon County Commissioner Ronnie Beale received the NAMI North Carolina State award, the John Baggett Award. Beale was honored at the October meeting of the Macon County Board of County Commissioners by Ann Nandrea,…

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