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Are you unemployed or looking for a new job and could benefit from improving your job searching skills? Southwestern Community College offers an Employability Lab on the Jackson Campus in Founders Hall Room 124 every Monday and Wednesday from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m.-1 p.m., and in Macon County at the Macon Annex Campus (Located behind Courthouse) Room 104 every Monday, Wednesday from 8 -12 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

With today's new and rapid changing technology and competitive job market it is important to make yourself stand out. The job of finding a job requires many of the same qualifications it takes once you are hired. Employability Lab helps you determine the qualities that make you most marketable to prospective employers, helps you get that interview, and win that job.


The Macon County News was “throned” on Tuesday morning. Betsey Gooder and staff were greeted by a purple potty on their front door step.

The "Purple Potty" fundraiser is being sponsored by Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Youth to benefit World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine and CareNet in Franklin. So far, the fundraiser has raised around $900.

The youth at Pleasant Hill started the fundraiser to help reduce hunger in the U.S. and around the world.


The Franklin Chamber of Commerce along with Mayor Joe Collins welcomes Burkes Outlet to the Franklin business community recently with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Burkes Outlet is growing in Franklin NC with the opening of its newest store in the Franklin Plaza. The new 21,500 square foot store is located at 225 Franklin Plaza Drive, Franklin.

The new store includes top name brands in all apparel categories, family footwear, and home selections which includes domestics, housewares and home décor.


Lawsuits have become big business, especially since the economic downturn. They’re a cheap way for people to make lots of money, often with an investment of just a few hours’ time. Consider -- the plaintiff may never even have to prove a thing; the prospect of spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal bills can scare a defendant into opting for a settlement without ever putting up a fight. Even if he did nothing wrong.

More than 100 million lawsuits are filed each year; one in three people will be sued in the next 12 months. No one’s immune, but people with a lot of assets showing are especially vulnerable. If someone thinks you’ve got a lot to lose – and thus, they’ve got a lot to gain – you become a choice target. People who are less affluent are vulnerable in a different way: If a person with $100,000 in assets gets sued for $1 million, they’ll be wiped out, whereas the person with $5 million can survive a $1 million lawsuit.


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