Tuesday morning, a BOLO (be on the lookout) for a Silver Ford Taurus was issued in North Georgia, after the vehicle was observed traveling more than 100 miles per hour heading into North Carolina.
Franklin Police Sergeant Lori Beegle spotted the vehicle, which displayed a Michigan license plate, traveling at a high rate of speed near McDonald's on the Georgia Road and attempted to stop the vehicle.
Despite the activation of Beegle's emergency equipment, the driver refused to stop or decrease speed.
Just a few weeks after setting state priorities, county officials from across North Carolina headed to Washington D.C. to attend the National Association of Counties Legislative Conference to discuss legislative goals with congressional representatives.
Macon County was represented by Commission Chair Kevin Corbin and Vice-Chair Jim Tate along with County Manager Derek Roland who joined more than 150 officials from across the state for the conference. While Commissioner Ronnie Beale also attended the conference, he was pulling double duty. While also representing Macon County, Beale represented the entire state as the President of the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC).
Hunger kills more people each year than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined – about one in every nine people in the world. While the majority of the world's hungry people live in developing countries, for 2013, FeedingAmerica.org reported that 49.1 million Americans lived in food insecure households, including 33.3 million adults and 15.8 million children.
While the national average for households in the United States classified as being food insecure sits at 14.6 percent, at 17.3 percent, North Carolina has the fifth highest food insecurity rate in the nation.
Locally, CareNet works year after year to build resources and access to tools to help fight hunger in Macon County.
Confiscated drugs valued in the thousands of dollars.
In the midst of the biggest snow event Macon County has seen so far this winter, Macon County Sheriff's Deputy Mike Langley Sr., arrested Thomas Moore, 39, after finding his truck stopped in the middle of a snow covered road in southern Macon County.
Moore was arrested and charged with one felony count trafficking methamphetamine, one count possession drug paraphernalia, and one count driving while license revoked. He was booked in the Macon County Detention Center and held on a $75,000 secured bond.
Every February, Angel Medical Center staff members are asked to put on their red in support of Heart Health Month.
On Monday, Feb. 3, staff and volunteers met in the dining room to recognize the American Heart Association’s Wear Red campaign. This campaign focuses on raising awareness about heart disease especially in women.
Heart disease is a leading killer of both men and women. Tom Forkner, director of Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab, led the staff on some simple exercises and how to incorporate them into their daily lives.
A Lunch and Learn with Dr. Kit Helm will be held on Thursday, Feb. 27, for two sessions, one at 11:45 a.m. and the second one at 12:15, on “Heart Healthy Living: An Update” in the back of the AMC dining room. The sessions are free, no registration is required and are open to the public.
For more information on any of AMC’s Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab program, call Forkner at (828)349-8290.