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Purpose is to foster partnership with the community.

Last Thursday, the Macon County Sheriff’s Office conducted its very first citizen academy for residents class.

During the 10 week course, citizens will be afforded the opportunity to get close and personal with various duties carried out by the Sheriff’s Office including community patrols, DUI enforcement, K9 demonstrations, and tactical SWAT team scenarios.

The educational program is intended to build a closer partnership with the local community and the Sheriff's Office.

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The 2013 "Fill the Bus" weekend wrapped up last weekend in Macon County. The event, which has historically corresponded with the the state's tax-free weekend, encourages members of the community to donate needed items at three locations throughout the county.

This year, buses were set up at Walmart, Kmart and Big Lots and items ranging from the essentials like pencils and papers to the more sought after items like book bags and washable watercolor paints were collected.

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Deborah Dowdle and the late David Dowdle, announce the engagement of their daughter, Alesia Alison Dowdle, to Michael Chitwood Jr., son of Cynthia Renee Setser and Michael Chitwood Sr. both of Gastonia, N.C.

The couple has been friends for many years.

The bride-elect is an employee of Franklin Office Supply.

An August 2013 wedding is planned at Windy Gap Baptist Church.

Formal invitations will be sent.

The following books have been purchased with memorial donations for the Macon County Public Library:

— “The Other Typist,” by Suzanne Rindell. Given in memory of Christy Waldroop by Geraldine Ronan, Life Member of the Friends of the Macon County Public Library.

— “A Journey Through Literary America,” by Thomas Hummel. Given in memory of Barbara Norton by the Macon County Literary Group.

— “Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls,” by David Sedaris. Given in memory of Rhea and Wayne Millard by Louise and Dale Henderson.

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