State Trooper Jeff Pruett to retire after 26 years

A long-time member of the North Carolina Highway Patrol who has served in Macon County for over 26 years will finish his career as a State Trooper this month. Trooper Robert Jeff Pruett will retire from the Highway Patrol on Tuesday, July 31. Trooper Pruett has served the citizens of Macon County and North Carolina since January 1986. Pruett was […]

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Arrest Report

A 56-year old Franklin man was taken into custody by Macon County Sheriff’s Deputies on felony assault charges. Arrest reports filed by officers indicate John Jeffery Magee is facing two felony counts of assault on a handicapped person. The charges stem from an incident in Jackson County. Magee turned himself into the Macon County Sheriff’s Office on July 22. He […]

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An evening of music, art and poetry at historic Rickman Store

The community is invited to An Evening of Music, Art & Poetry | 7pm, Friday, July 27, at the Rickman Store in the historic Cowee Community. This month’s featured artist is Justin Moe.   Organizers encourage presenters to bring creative wares of/or relating to your presentation. This way, you can show them at your turn and perhaps make sales at […]

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New charges filed in Otto murder case

A father accused of shooting and killing his son in Otto earlier this month is facing a heavier charge. On Wednesday, the suspect, 62-year old Frank Kelly Pruitt appeared in court and was charged with first-degree murder instead of the original second degree murder. Kelly Pruitt told 911 dispatchers he shot his son, 34-year old Robert Pruitt on the evening […]

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Ga authorities probe Rabun County animal shelter

Craig Salmon contributed to this report. Criminal investigations are underway into the Boggs Mountain Animal Shelter in Rabun County, GA. Lieutenant Jack Tanksley with the Rabun County Sheriff’s Office says that the shelter is being investigated for theft by deception regarding allegations of people bringing pets into the shelter and paying money to guarantee the animals will be adopted and […]

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North Carolina jobless rate unchanged in June

For the third consecutive month, the overall jobless rate in North Carolina has remained the same at 9.4 percent. The latest unemployment figures were released Friday by the State Department of Commerce indicating no change in the month of June. Last month, the Professional and Business Services sector gained 6,400 jobs. Since the start of 2012, North Carolina has gained […]

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Franklin High gets $85k renovation grant from Lowe’s

Franklin High School is getting some big help from a North Carolina based company to help upgrade classrooms. On Thursday, Van Crisp with Lowe’s of Franklin announced to the school board that the Lowe’s Charitable Foundation is awarding Franklin High $85,050 to help with a needed project. Franklin High School will use the grant to renovate a regular classroom into […]

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Franklin to celebrate Appalachian Heritage with annual Folk Festival

Take a trip back to simpler time and celebrate the area’s Appalachian Heritage at the ninth Annual Franklin Folk Festival, this Saturday in downtown Franklin from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.   The free event features over 100 volunteer artisans, live demonstrations, mountain music, story telling, and a Civil War reenactment and a lot more.   Betty Ann Bryant has […]

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Ladies Night Out expands to two programs

At the upcoming July 24, 2012 Ladies Night Out Program, the topic will be Substance Abuse. Directly or indirectly, every community is affected by substance abuse, but do you know what to do when it touches your life? Guest speaker will be Patti Tiberi, Substance Abuse Prevention Regional Coordinator, Smoky Mountain Center.   Ladies Night Out is a partnership between […]

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