Town considering annexation for new convenience store

Plans for a new convenience store in Franklin moved ahead last week after the town of Franklin agreed to review a request for voluntary annexation. At their January 5 meeting, aldermen voted 3-1 to direct the town clerk to check the sufficiency of the annexation request at 44 Lowery Lane off of the Georgia Road.…

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Macon, Rabun law enforcement recover stolen vehicles

Three stolen vehicles tie Macon County to Rabun County, Ga. The first, a Chevy S-10, stolen from the Dillard House on December 20th, the second a Church van taken in Macon County, and the third a Dodge Ram flatbed that disappeared from behind Billingsley’s Garden Center; the latter two both appearing on police reports from…

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Kick the habit in 2015 at Angel Medical Center

Kick the habit in 2015 at Angel Medical Center

Angel Medical Center will host an American Lung Association’s “Freedom From Smoking”  program starting Tuesday, January 20,  2015 at 5:00 pm in Angel Medical Center’s dining room.  The 6-week series will be held on Tuesdays and the cost is $25.  Pre-registration is required and can be completed by calling Kim Watkins at (828) 369-4181.

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Officers halt inmate escape attempt

Officers halt inmate escape attempt

The Macon County Sheriff’s Office and Franklin Police Department cut off a potential inmate escape at the Macon County Detention Center Saturday morning. Inmate, 21 year old Cameron Paul Schaffer, crawled into the drop ceiling of his cell and had disappeared into the crawl space. In a news statement, Sheriff Robby Holland said, “At the time…

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Committee mulls major renovation at Union Academy

At Monday’s meeting of the facilities review committee for Macon County Schools, much of the discussion and focus of the meeting were the immediate and crucial needs of the county’s alternative school, Union Academy. Principal Diane Cotton submitted an extensive list of improvements she deems are needed at the school. Cotton’s request for improvements to…

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NC State economist outlook on gas prices

Gas prices have been a positive story for consumers of late, but how long will that last? N.C. State economics professor Dr. Mike Walden says we have probably seen about the bottom for now, but he does not expect prices to rise to levels we saw last summer. He says the lower prices have been…

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