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Throughout the year, teachers in Macon County encounter children in the community in need of items as simple as a jacket, or a new pair of shoes. While there are churches and organizations that have established programs to help these families, social workers with the Macon County School system are working to build a clothing closet to give students greater access to these needed items.

Macon County Schools Social Workers Annie Breedlove Wishon and Marci Holland have taken the project on for the new school year with the goal of establishing a clothing closet for all students of Macon County Schools.

"We have many students in Macon County schools that simply don't have access to clothes. Whether it be financially and can't afford clothes or the clothes they have don't properly fit," said Wishon. "Often times they don't have clothes that are adequate for the right season. For example some students don't have a winter coat or socks. We often times have large families in need or some students that come to school with only the clothes they are wearing."


Autumn Mariah Mathis, daughter of Jamie and Pam Mathis of Franklin, and Benjamin Allen Johnson, son of Tom and Ginger Johnson of Franklin, will be united in marriage on Saturday, Aug. 29, at the Burningtown Barn.

Invitations have been sent.






The 19th annual Smoky Mountain Shrimp Boil was held last Saturday as an annual fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of Macon/Jackson County and featured 450 lbs. of gulf shrimp.

This year’s event was held in memory of Mike Grubermann, a valuable member of the Board of Directors who lost his battle with cancer earlier this year.



view more pictures from the event after the jump!


Keeping our heritage alive…FHAMC Partners with Macon County Heritage Center

The Folk Heritage Association of Macon County (FHAMC) is partnering with the Macon County Heritage Center for a Cowee Celebration and Macon County Heritage Day. Set for this Saturday, Aug. 15, heritage demonstrations, children’s games, Front Porch Interviews, musicians, and more will be featured at the Historic Cowee School/Macon County Heritage Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Many demonstrators will be inside the school and the famous Cabarras Quilt, Celebrate America Quilt plus Smoky Mountain Quilters Guild and Cowee Quilters will be set up in the gym area along with FHAMC vintage displays.


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