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Daniel Hall, former Macon County 4-H teen leader and graduate of Southwestern Community College, has received his bachelor’s degree from the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque.

Hall, who now resides in New Mexico, was awarded a Bachelor of arts in history with minors in medieval studies, Naval Science, and a concentration in Russian history studies.

During his studies, Hall served as a Midshipman in the Marine Option Naval ROTC and also played rugby.




Chuck and Lisa Moore of Dallas, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter Kelsey Rheannon Moore to Joel Adam Digby.

The bride-elect is a 2008 Honors Graduate of East Paulding High School and a senior at Kennesaw State University majoring in Early Childhood Education.

The groom-elect is also a 2008 Honors Graduate of East Paulding High School and the Salutatorian of his 2011 class at the Nashville Automotive and Diesel College in Nashville, Tenn.



Allison Lee Forkner graduated magna cum laude from Appalachian State University in May, with a degree in Health Promotion and a minor in Nutrition.

Forkner is taking a year off from school to work as a physical therapy tech.

She plans to apply for physical therapy school for the fall of 2012.

She is the daughter of Tom and Sandy Forkner of Franklin.

After more than a year of debate and consideration, the Town of Franklin Tourism Development Authority unanimously voted on Monday to sponsor a motorcycle event scheduled for next year.

During the past several years Macon County has witnessed an influx of motorcycle tourism, as it serves as a scenic passage to the Blue Ridge Parkway and the mountain roads of Western North Carolina.


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