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Outdoor 76 in Franklin helped Boy Scout Troop 407 acquire 15 new Mountain Hardwear tents. The tents were purchased with the funds raised from the spaghetti dinner the Troop held in September and a grant through the Clay County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council. Pictured above (L-R) is Cory McCall, owner Outdoor 76; Scoutmaster Robert Thomson and Rob Gasbarro, owner Outdoor 76.

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Plans are for center to be self-sustaining in three years.

The community effort to preserve a piece of history is taking shape, according to Stacy Guffey who is coordinating the Cowee School heritage center transformation project. Guffey, who gave a presentation during the League of Women Voters’ November meeting, explained that preliminary plans have been drawn up and monetary contributions are actively being sought to ensure that the historic Cowee School receives proper preservation.

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Every year, more than 103 children are abused and neglected in Jackson, Swain, and Macon County. Abused and neglected cases often result in the children being placed in foster care where they remain without a voice and may become lost in the child welfare system.

Judges depend on testimony and reports from interested parties to inform them on how to protect each child from further harm. The Guardian Ad Litem Program, affiliated with the National CASA Association, is a nonprofit organization that trains community volunteers to be the voice for these children.

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To help meet the significant need that CareNet has for funds and food to serve the needs of our community, Grace Presbyterian Church is hosting a Concert for CareNet.

The concert will be held in the church sanctuary at 360 First Street in Franklin on Saturday, Nov. 17, beginning at 7:00 pm.

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