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Only a challenging obstacle course stands in his way.

After months of physically and emotionally demanding training that pushed him to his limits, 32-year-old Franklin native Clinton Taylor found himself on the ultimate platform to test his strengths: The starting gate for NBC’s American Ninja Warrior.

To finally see a 10-year dream come to fruition, Taylor recently traveled to Miami, Fla., after being invited to participate on the show. “I’ve been a fan of the show since I first saw the original Japanese version, Ninja Warrior or Sasuke (in Japanese) around 10 years ago,” said Taylor. “Climbing things has always been an act of mine and I loved ninjas growing up, so I immediately took to the show and always wanted to attempt the course. Once the show came to America, it seemed like I was always making excuses to myself for why I couldn’t try out.”


John and Lillian Evans of Otto, N.C., will celebrate their 68th wedding anniversary on June 1.

John Marvin Evans, formerly of Mt. Airy, Ga., and Lillian Marie Carpenter, of Otto, were married in Clarksville, Ga., immediately following John’s discharge from the Navy.

The couple has lived their entire married life in Otto with the exception of about five years when John worked away.

The couple has three children, Evelyn Henson of Otto, Lester Evans of Otto, and the late Larry Evans; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren.






The Macon County Historical Memory Garden just got a face lift with some new plants.

Boy Scout Dillion Ford from Troop 235, helped volunteers plant and prepare the gardens for summer.

The Historical Society purchased the area just to the east of the building in March 1996.

Memory Lane was created in this area, in which families could purchase and place bricks and have them engraved in memory or in honor of a loved one. The garden features native plants, flowers and garden benches.


Katherine Elizabeth "Kate" Jones is the 2014 winner of the Arts Council of Macon County's $1,000 Arts Scholarship.

A senior at Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School, Kate is a member of the National Honor Society and International Thespian Society, president of the RGNS senior class and student body, winner of numerous academic and drama awards, and has served two summer internships at Highlands Playhouse and performed in RGNS Cirque extravaganzas and other student theater productions.

The daughter of Jennifer and Fred Jones, Kate will pursue a degree in Theater at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill.

The Arts Council's Arts Scholarship is awarded annually to a resident of Macon County seeking a degree in an arts field. Award criteria include talent, commitment, educational goals, and career aspirations. For further information, contact any Macon County high school guidance office or the Arts Council, (828)524-7683 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



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