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New grass expected to save maintenance cost

According to Franklin Town Manager Sam Greenwood, the grass covering the historic Nikwasi Indian Mound has been intentionally sprayed with an herbicide to kill the grass and prevent it from growing, but the Town's intentions are to better preserve the mound.

“It has always been considered disrespectful to have people on top of the mound to maintain the grass,” said Greenwood. “By spraying it with herbicide, the old grass will be able to be raked off and we will replace it with hydroseed that will require less maintenance and will lead to the mound being less disturbed.”

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Several local and state officials visited the Methodist Home for Children (MHC) on Tuesday for its bi-annual luncheon at its main facility.

Since 2008 the MHC program in Macon County has been providing a multipurpose home that serves youth who are mandated by the courts to receive residential care. It is also the only multipurpose home serving atrisk youth west of Raleigh. The advantage of the facility is its progressive, rehabilitative and interventional approach to juvenile delinquency, explained MHC President

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A public safety training exercise was held Saturday, April 21, at 70 Tranquil Drive off of Sanderstown Road.

Participating organizations included Southwestern Community College, Jerry Sutton Public Safety Training Center, Franklin Fire Department, Burningtown Fire and Rescue, Cowee Fire and Rescue and Mountain Valley Fire and Rescue.

The exercise culminated in the demolition by fire of the structure.

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With early voting starting today for the primary election, the Macon County League of Women Voters hosted a candidate forumlast Thursday with five of the six primary candidates discussing local issues to better inform voters on the candidates vying for the three open commissioner posts.

Candidates running for the positions are in District I (Highlands): incumbent Jimmy Tate-R and Steve Higdon; District II incumbent Kevin Corbin-R and Vic Drummond- R; District III incumbent Bobby Kuppers-D and Rick Snyder- D. Higdon did not participate in the forum.

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