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Highlands Police Chief Bill Harrell informed the Macon County Board of Education last week that the scholarship program Gilliam's Promise will be available for Franklin students.

"Gilliam’s Promise is an excellent opportunity for our community to promote and reward the positive behavior of our young people," said Macon County Schools Superintendent Dr. Chris Baldwin. "I appreciate having this support for the students of Macon County."


Two outstanding Southwestern Community College students, Melody MacDonald and Andrew Timan, have received fall 2013 Western Carolina University Chancellor’s Achievement Awards. Each award is a full scholarship that covers tuition and fees for two years. It is presented to one or two transferring students each year, chosen by an SCC selection committee, from a very select pool of applicants with grade point averages of 3.75 or higher and successful completion of approximately 60 hours of transfer credit.


The Macon County Public Library in Franklin is holding a kindergarten readiness storytime in July on Mondays from 6-6:30 p.m.

This program uses games, books, songs and puzzles to review with children core kindergarten readiness concepts, such as letters, numbers, shapes, etc.

Parents and children ages 4-5 are invited to come.


Susan Steiner, science teacher at Macon Early College, spoke to members of the Rotary Club of Franklin June 19.

Steiner was one of 12 teachers who applied for and was given the opportunity to study and do research in the Arctic through PolarTREC.

PolarTREC (Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating) is a program in which K-12 teachers spend two to six weeks participating in hands-on field research experiences in the polar regions.


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