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The board of advisors of the Macon County Community Foundation is currently accepting grant requests for community projects funded from its community fund, according to Regina Lupoli, grants chair.

Funds are available for nonprofit organizations that serve general charitable needs in Macon County. Grants range from $500 to $2,500.

Applications are available online beginning July 18. Visit nccommunityfoundation. org for information about applying. A new grant application is in use this year and training modules are available on the website. The deadline for submitting applications is Sept. 9, 2014.


John and Patricia Martin, of John Martin Insurance, donated $5,000 to the Smoky Mountain Pregnancy Care Center to help this local ministry serve the needs of their clients.

The Martins believe in SMPCC's mission and are proud to support its mission.

Anyone interested in donating can visit or call the office at (828) 349-3200.




Ladies from Iotla Baptist Church made quilts and donated them to Macon County Schools.

Pictured are (L-R) Shirley Parks-East Franklin Elementary School principal; James Bryan-Nantahala School principal; Allison Guynn-South Macon Elementary School lead teacher; Gary Brown-Iotla Valley Elementary School principal; and Brian Jetter-Highlands School principal.



John Curt and Nancy Hannah McCall of Franklin will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Thursday, Aug. 21.

The couple were married at the Cartoogechaye Baptist Church.

They have one child, Tony Israel McCall of Franklin and one granddaughter, Hannah Houston of Myrtle Beach, S.C.

The family will be hosting a celebration for the couple’s anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 16, from 4 until 7 p.m. at the West Macon Fire Department.

All friends and family are invited. No gifts please.

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