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The Macon County Historical Memory Garden just got a face lift with some new plants.

Boy Scout Dillion Ford from Troop 235, helped volunteers plant and prepare the gardens for summer.

The Historical Society purchased the area just to the east of the building in March 1996.

Memory Lane was created in this area, in which families could purchase and place bricks and have them engraved in memory or in honor of a loved one. The garden features native plants, flowers and garden benches.


Katherine Elizabeth "Kate" Jones is the 2014 winner of the Arts Council of Macon County's $1,000 Arts Scholarship.

A senior at Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School, Kate is a member of the National Honor Society and International Thespian Society, president of the RGNS senior class and student body, winner of numerous academic and drama awards, and has served two summer internships at Highlands Playhouse and performed in RGNS Cirque extravaganzas and other student theater productions.

The daughter of Jennifer and Fred Jones, Kate will pursue a degree in Theater at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill.

The Arts Council's Arts Scholarship is awarded annually to a resident of Macon County seeking a degree in an arts field. Award criteria include talent, commitment, educational goals, and career aspirations. For further information, contact any Macon County high school guidance office or the Arts Council, (828)524-7683 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



The Bob and Helen Carpenter Nursing Scholarship for this year was awarded to Edith Jennings and Katherine Sevigny. Each scholarship was for $1000.

The Franklin Rotary Club awarded the 2014 Roy Rickman Scholarship to Franklin High School senior Haley Jordan Williams. The scholarship is for $12,000 and is dispersed at $3,000 per year.



The prestigious P.E.O. STAR Scholarship, for the 2014-2015 academic year, has been awarded to Margaret McAllister, a senior at Franklin High School. The scholarship will be presented at the Franklin High School Scholarship Awards Ceremony on May 29. McAllister is the daughter of Patrick and Susan McAllister and was recommended for this scholarship by Chapter CL of Franklin. McAllister has been accepted and will attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she will study speech therapy beginning this fall.

The P.E.O. STAR Scholarship is a $2,500 scholarship based on excellence in leadership, extracurricular activities, community service, academics and potential for future success. The program is open to young women who are citizens or legal permanent residents of the United States or Canada and who are graduating high school seniors at the time of application. A student must be recommended by a P.E.O. chapter. Margaret is one of only 350 young women selected for this highly competitive international scholarship.

The P.E.O. Sisterhood, founded Jan. 21, 1869, at Iowa Wesleyan College, Mount Pleasant, Iowa, is an international philanthropic and educational organization that promotes increased educational opportunities for women. There are nearly 6,000 local chapters in the United States and Canada with almost 250,000 initiated members.


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published: 10/18/2013
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