Candidate Filing Period Ends at Noon Friday

The filing period for Macon County’s Municipal Elections started on July 7th, and will end at noon on Friday. Both Franklin and Highlands will see a race for Mayor, and as of Tuesday Morning, only the incumbents, Highlands Mayor Patrick L. Taylor and Franklin Mayor Bob Scott have filed for the election. Amy Patterson is the only candidate that has […]

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Family, Friends, Colleagues Honor Long Career of Judge Downs

A large crowd of family, friends and representatives from all facets of the criminal justice system recently gathered in the courtroom of the Macon County Courthouse to honor James Uriah Downs, also known as Jud Downs, the retired senior resident superior court judge whose jurisdiction included five counties of District 30A in the 8th Judicial Division of Western North Carolina. In recognition […]

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Jackson County Offering New Citizen’s Academy

From WCU: “Western Carolina University faculty and staff who live in Jackson County and want to learn how local government works have an opportunity to apply to participate in the county’s new Citizens Academy. Also known as “County Government 101” or “Citizens/Neighborhood College,” the eight-week course provides an opportunity to learn about the functions of various county departments. The goals […]

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Macon County Schools Announce when Class Schedules will be Available

With the start of the school year rapidly approaching, Macon County Schools have released when class schedules and homeroom information will be made available to parents and students. Highlands School- Schedules will be ready to pick up after August 1st South Macon Elementary School- Class lists will be posted on July 21st Cartoogechaye Elementary School- Class lists for Grades 1-4 […]

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Father Charged with Murder in Death of Infant Son

From the MCSO: “Jesse Dean Wilson, age 21 of Franklin, was arrested today by the Macon County Sheriff’s Office following a Macon County Grand Jury True Bill of Indictment charging him with “Murder” in the death of his infant son Liam. This arrest comes following the baby’s death and as a result of an extensive investigation conducted by the Macon […]

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Exterior Renovations on Community Building Continue

When the county commissioners decided to do a complete renovation of the Robert C. Carpenter Community Building, this decision also included making improvements to the exterior of the site including the parking lot and grounds. County Manager Derek Roland presented commissioners with an update of the exterior part of the project at the recent July meeting of the board. As […]

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Macon County Board of Health Releases Next Week’s Meeting Agenda

Next week, the Macon County Board of Health will be holding their regular meeting for the month of July.  The first item on the agenda will be a presentation on the 2017 Consumer Survey results, presented by Kathy McGaha  Several items are going to be discussed under the Old Business Section of the agenda, including; an update on Environmental Health, […]

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Filing Update for Macon County Municipal Elections

The filing period for Macon County’s Municipal Elections started on July 7th, and will run through this Friday. Both Franklin and Highlands will see a race for Mayor, and as of Tuesday Morning, only the incumbents, Highlands Mayor Patrick L. Taylor and Franklin Mayor Bob Scott have filed for the election. Amy Patterson is the only candidate that has filed […]

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