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The Folk Heritage Association of Macon County partnered with the Macon County Heritage Center at Cowee School to present Macon County Heritage Day last Saturday.

The first ever Heritage Preservation Award was given to former commissioner Bobby Kuppers who was instrumental in the establishment and developing the Historic Cowee School.

A second Heritage Preservation Award was presented to Paul Carlson who was recognized for his work in the development of the Land Trust for the Little Tennessee (LTLT).


Macon Aero Modelers hosted an AMA National Model Aviation Day Celebration event on Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Otto Aerodrome with proceeds to benefit Macon TRACS.

Activities included RC flight simulators, introductory RC flight training, and many demonstrations of Aerobatic Giant Scale RC aircraft, Scale War Birds, Helicopters, and Smaller Park Flyers by its member pilots.





Topics included prevention and available resources.

The Macon County community continues to rally around the local homeless population as a symposium was held Tuesday night at the county's community building.

Bob Bourke of Macon New Beginnings led the meeting, which was intended to gather information and bring local organizations and stakeholders together to see how a collective solution can be reached in order to solve the county's homeless population.

The most recent survey done on the homeless in Macon County reports that about 24 people are homeless. That number is approximate, as it is a challenge to know the actual number of people who are homeless.


One night a week people gather for dinner at Happy Daze Donuts n’ Pastries, located at 38 Palmer Street Circle. Created as a community potluck in the Spring of 2014 with 20 people, as the need has grown, so have relationships among people in this storefront shop.

"We feel it's a family by choice," said Judi Fichner.

Fichner and her husband Henry are regular volunteers at the weekly dinners. The doors open at 5:30 every Thursday, and a group serves food from 6 until 7 p.m.

“We hand deliver meals to tables. We feel it's a form of serving others. We have cloth napkins and real silverware. … We appreciate Happy Daze Donuts allowing us to use their dining area. Shelli and James [Allen] provide space for us.”



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