Macon County residents were greatly saddened last week when they learned that Al Slagle passed away in his home on June 28. Slagle, who was a native of Macon County born on Feb. 27, 1950, was a resident of the Cartoogechaye Community. He passed away after a losing battle with lung cancer.
Slagle spent the last several years serving the people of Macon County as an active member of the Macon County Planning Board and was recently re-appointed to serve another three-year term.
“There are certain people that you cross paths with in your life that help develop you into the person that you will eventually become,” said Town of Franklin Planner Derek Roland. “I had the privilege of working alongside Al Slagle for three years, while I served as Macon County Planner. The first thing I noticed in working with Al, second to the love he had for his family and Rainbow Springs, was his love for Macon County.