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Proposal eliminates all but necessities for 2014-15.

Macon County's proposed fiscal year budget for 2014-15 looks significantly different than the current year’s budget. County Manager Derek Roland presented the first budget of his tenure to commissioners Tuesday night and informed the board that the budget is 3.4 percent less than the fiscal year 2013-14’s original budget of $47,145,470. Roland’s proposed budget sits at $45,521,122, which is not only less than the beginning budget for this year, but also 2.9 percent less than the projected expenditures in 2014 ($46,857,615).

“The proposed budget, while addressing many needs, was developed with the purposeful attempt of stabilizing the county’s fund balance position and preparing for the forthcoming revaluation which will become effective on January 1, 2015,” said Roland in his opening remarks to the board.

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State officials are investigating the death of an inmate that was being held at the Macon County Detention Center earlier this month. The death, which occurred on Saturday, May 3, is the first incident of its kind in Macon County since Sheriff Robbie Holland has taken office.

According to an incident report, jailer Holly Bradley was making rounds Friday evening at the detention center when she was asked by 34-year-old inmate Stephen Paul Johnson of Franklin for his medicine. She informed the inmate that meds were given at 2200 hours (10 p.m.).

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The Franklin Board of Aldermen held its monthly meeting last Monday night where members of the public raised some key concerns to the officials.

The meeting began with a public session where one Franklin resident, Rena Sutton asked the board some questions about the microbrewery that is in the works to set up shop at the old town hall property that is owned by Franklin and about other possible businesses that could come to the area in the future as a result of the rezoning of a C-1 to a C-2. The area in question is just down the street from the home owned by her and her husband.

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The Franklin Tourism Development Authority held its monthly meeting on Monday afternoon to discuss project funding that surfaced at last month's meeting and to hear a new request for July's Franklin River Fest.

To begin, Doug Morton on behalf of the Taste of Scotland and Celtic Festival was present to field questions from members of the board.

Board member Cheryl Pullium pointed to the fact that Blairsville, Ga., will be hosting a similar festival to Taste of Scotland on the weekend of the local one, as a reason to be concerned.

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