25th Annual Leaf Lookers GEMBOREE :: Friday, October 17 - Sunday, October 19 at the Macon County Community Building

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Macon Bank has given a donation of $5,000 to the Smoky Mountain Pregnancy Care Center. The funds raised will go toward new ultrasound equipment to help individuals make life-affirming choices.

Carolyn Huscusson, Senior Vice President and Chief Retail Officer states, “With Macon Bank’s donation, the Pregnancy Care Center is a step closer to getting an ultrasound machine that will give more options when it comes time to making a decision. We care about our community and to be able to help in this way, demonstrates our commitment.”

Smoky Mountain Pregnancy Care Center is a non-profit Christian Organization dedicated to saving lives and protecting families. Its mission is to educate, encourage, and empower women and men with unplanned/unwanted pregnancies in Macon, Jackson and surrounding counties to choose life.


Macon County Librarian willing to ‘kiss a frog’ to get kids reading this summer

With school being out and nothing to do all day, it is easy for little ones to catch a case of the summer time blues. The Macon County Public Library is here to help with its summer reading program.

The “Fizz, Boom, READ” summer reading program at the Macon County Public Library will develop the hidden scientist in everyone by mixing together colorful storytimes, explosive programs, and out-of-this-world activities.



Former commissioner leaves behind lifetime of service

Last week, all across Macon County residents mourned the loss of life-long public servant Harold Corbin.

Corbin, who was born on April 7, 1932, passed away last Wednesday. Corbin, who lived and served in Macon County his entire life, passed away in the very bedroom in which he was born 82 years before.

Corbin began his stint in public service by serving in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. Corbin served in the military for four years before returning home to Macon County.


The Franklin Lion’s Club installed the officers for the 2014-2015 year on Monday, June 23, during its bi-monthly meeting held at Angel Medical Center. The installing officer was Lion Martha Butler, PCC, who has been involved in Lions since 1968 and is a charter member of the Pisgah Forest Lions Club.

The incoming president, Ellen McCall, has chosen the theme of, “Plant a Seed for Lions” for her year as president.

“I encourage you to help me plant new seeds for growth and nourish our new members by involving them in all of the Lion’s activities. Our club is like a garden where you must plant seeds to have it flourish,” said McCall.


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