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In the winter of 1967, Michael “Mickey” Stockton was living the dream of many high school athletes. Having earned a college basketballscholarship, he was playing for North Georgia College in Clarkesville, Georgia. All this was to change quickly and radically when he left school early in 1968. Shortly thereafter, he received his call to duty from “Uncle Sam.”

By April 1968, he had his physical examination for induction into the United States Army. June 1968 found him in basic training at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, immediately followed by Advanced Infantry Training at Fort Lewis, Wash. He arrived at the 199th Infantry Brigade’s main base camp at Long Bihn, Vietnam in November 1968 and was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry.

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“Old Hollywood” was the theme of this year’s event.

Macon Early College students traveled back in time last weekend to revive a little bit of Old Hollywood for the 2015 Prom.

While dancing the night away at Andy’s Trout Farm in Dillard, Ga., the students took a break to crown Raya Lannon and Braulio Martinez, Prom Queen and King of the red carpet.

 

 

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Sylva's Main Street was packed from sidewalk to sidewalk on Saturday as the clouds parted and the sun fought away the rain for the town's 18th annual Greening up the Mountains Festival.

The festivities kicked off Saturday morning with the Greening Up the Mountains 5k at Mark Watson Park. Jonathan Scifers, 15, won first overall for the boys with a time of 19 minutes and 45 seconds, and Michelle Provost, 22, came in first for the girls with a time of 21 minutes and 51 seconds.

According to Sylva Town Manager Paige Dowling, the chance of rain kept some vendors away, but overall, the streets were lined with around 130 different artists, crafters, and businesses.

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The Folk Heritage Association of Macon County will present a few of the interviews conducted on the “Front Porch” at previous Franklin Folk Festivals at the Macon County Public Library in the meeting room in May and June. These interviews, collected since 2007, have included members of the community and are treasures to be shared that reflect the heritage of this area. Members of the association hope to continue to show more of these collections in the future.

The schedule for showing on each of the four days listed below includes a 2 p.m. and a 6 p.m. session. The combined time to view the interviews on each of these days is just over an hour.

 

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