61st Annual Macon County Fair :: September 17-20 @ Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center - 441 South, Franklin, NC

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MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) is hosting a Clothes Swap. Saturday, March 10, 2012 from 9:00am to 12:00pm at First Christian Church of Franklin (156 Belleview Park Road, Franklin, NC 28734). Everything is free. We only ask to take what you need and do not re-sale.

We need donations. Please donate any clothes (newborn to adult), shoes, books, toys, linens, etc. There are donation boxes located at Trimont Christian Preschool and Cowee Elementary School. Please Call Julie at 828-713-4097 for more information.

Over 79 youth and 80 adult volunteers participated in this year's 30-Hour Famine sponsored by First United Methodist Church in Franklin.

As of February 27, $1,010.09 and 5,155 cans of food has been collected by the youth for Franklin's CareNet, and donations are still being received. 440 backpacks were filled as part of CareNet's backpack program, which will go to children in need in Macon County schools.

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Nearly two weeks after Jackson County REACH shut its doors, Jackson’s board of commissioners met and discussed the implosion at their regularly scheduled meeting on Feb. 20. They also discussed the temporary solution configured by multiple agencies in the surrounding region to account for the organization’s absence.

Just before REACH closed on Feb. 9, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) put a lien on all of the organization’s property in Jackson County.

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Esther Francis Joseph believes that almost everyone knows someone who is being physically abused at home – they just don’t know it.

In 1999, a survey conducted by the Commonwealth Fund on women’s health reported that about one in three American women have been physically or sexually abused by a husband or boyfriend at some point in their lives.

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