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Eleven years ago, when he was just 23 years old, Scott Parham’s life changed forever. That was the day he became a quadriplegic.

In 2001, right after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Parham made the decision to the join the United States Marine Corps to serve this country and to protect our freedom from any and all  terrorists. During his service, Parham grew to live and breath the Marine Corps values and strengths. After serving to protect the United States, on August 23, 2003, Parham was in a tragic motorcycle accident that nearly claimed his life.

After spending more than three months in the hospital, with even the doctor’s doubting his chance of survival, Parham made the decision to live. A decision he credits to his faith, and time in the military.


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Visitors to the fair can see antique farm equipment, displays by area organizations and students, giant pumpkins, homegrown vegetables and lots of animals.

The Macon County Fair is a staple of the fall season and enjoyed by people of all ages.

Photos by Vickie Carpenter and Betsey Gooder





The First United Methodist Church hosted its annual breakfast for the Mountain View Intermediate School’s teachers and staff.

Twenty church volunteers prepared and served the breakfast in appreciation of the school’s service to the children.

Each teacher was given a large bag of school supplies for disadvantaged students.

Through contributions from the church’s congregation, $900 of school supplies were given.


Cash mobsters descend on downtown Sylva

The fountain at the bottom of the old Jackson County courthouse was a sight to see last Friday, as more than 150 people gathered all waving $20 bills. Shoppers from Franklin and Sylva all joined together to support Main Street Sylva businesses affected by an August 16 fire that still has a portion of the street blocked off.

Organized by Macon County grass-roots group Venture Local Franklin, the event was deemed a cash mob with the intention of pushing a ton of business into the downtown economy all over the span of a couple of hours, for a short, quick, financial boost for businesses.


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