Inmate on the Loose from the Macon County Detention Center

Inmate on the Loose from the Macon County Detention Center

The Macon County Sheriffs Department is in search of a escaped inmate from the detention center. Last night at approximately 9pm Charles Andrew Cochran 21 years old ran into the wooded area behind the detention center after helping with routine trash disposal. Officers secured the area around Lakeside drive and Lake Emory road, but have…

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FHS Football Begins Practice Friday

The high school football season is a few weeks away and official practice begins tomorrow but Franklin Panther fans are getting a treat tomorrow night as the panther football team will hold a midnight practice session. Franklin Athletic director Jay Brooks invites the public to come out to the panther pit. “We’re going to have…

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Macon School System will not seek SACS Accreditation

In the upcoming school year, the Macon County school system will not apply for accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). At Monday’s monthly meeting of the Macon County School Board, following a motion by board member Gary Shields with a second from Melissa Evans, school officials voted unanimously to not seek…

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Macon’s Unemployment Rate Drops in June

Unemployment rates decreased in 81 of North Carolina’s counties in June. In Macon County June’s unemployment rate was 6.3 percent down from 6.7 percent in May and compared to June of last year the unemployment rate has dropped 2.7 percent. Across the state Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 12.1 percent while Currituck…

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Franklin Town Manager Addresses Needed Infrastructure Projects

During the joint meeting between the board of alderman and county commissioners Franklin Town Manager Summer Woodard taled about some upcoming projects the town will be working on in the next few months.  The town will be looking at the possible expansion of the town’s water plant. Woodard stated the town is looking at two…

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Focus on Franklin Tonight

Tonight Franklin Mayor Bob Scott has given an invitation to county and city officials to a program he is holding entitled called “Focus on Franklin,” at 7:00 pm at the town hall. The presentation by WCU’s Public Policy Institute will include general thoughts about the state of Franklin, including the positives about the town, as well…

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Community Calendar

  • March 5, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • March 6, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • March 12, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • March 13, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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