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Lyndon B. Johnson has kicked off its quarterly “Adopt A Highway” project for this year.

“We have been a part of this grassroots project since 1996,” said Marvin Ramsey, liaison specialist. “I’ve been really impressed with the responsibility that our students have taken with the highway clean up. They have gone above and beyond what is expected of them. Our neighbors have even stopped along the road at times to give a smile and a cheerful wave or to congratulate our students on taking the initiative to keep the roads clean.”


Doyle and Sarah Woods celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at the Cat Creek Lodge with many family and friends on Saturday, April 27, with a dinner meal.

They have one son, Ronald Woods and wife Sheila, three grandsons and three great-grandchildren, Aiden, Aliyah and Adrianna.

They were married at Higdonville Baptist Church on April 27, 1963.



The Macon County Humane Society hosted its fifth annual Super Adoption Day last Saturday. The event featured adoptable pets from seven rescues and shelters in the area, including Macon County Humane Society, Macon County Animal Control, Rabun Paws 4 Life, P.A.W.S. Bryson City, Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society, Toccoa-Stephens Humane Shelter, and WNC Large Breed K-9 Rescue.

With more than 50 pets adopted, the event was an undeniable success. Todd Ortiz, shelter manager at Macon County Humane Society, is grateful to all who came to show support.


Members of the community gathered around Town Square last Friday to honor North Carolina Law Enforcement Officers who lost their lives in the line of duty in 2012.

Master of Ceremonies Al Caiata, Sergeant At Arms, FOP Lodge #81, led the ceremony to remember the fallen officers.

Guest Speaker Congressman Mark Meadows addressed the crowd to share his gratitude for the service of all the officers that protect the citizens of North Carolina.


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