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

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The Macon County precincts of Smith Bridge and Flats met to organize and energize democratic and independent voters over breakfast on Saturday.  Guest speakers included candidate for the 50th Senate District, John Snow, and John deVille, vice-president of the Macon County chapter of the North Carolina Association of Educators.

Senate hopeful John Snow discussed that he believes incumbent Jim Davis isn’t working for the people of Western North Carolina.  Snow highlighted how he was an independent-minded advocate for WNC, while Davis was towing the party-line, whether it was to benefit WNC or not.

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The Macon County Sheriff’s Office, Franklin Police Department and Highlands Police Department collected a total of 32,310 dosage units of medication during the third annual Operation Medicine Drop last Saturday, March 24.

Macon County’s Sheriff's Office holds Operation Medicine Drop as part of a statewide event which allows citizens to dispose of unused prescription drugs without being questioned by authorities. The drug take-back event is collecting unused and expired prescription drugs in order to properly and safely dispose of the medications.

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Chester Willette of Otto took the initiative to purchase and install a pro-life billboard along the Georgia Road on 441 South.

Willette worked with the free National Life Center Hotline out of New Jersey to develop the billboard to bring awareness and rally support for the pro-life cause in Macon County.

 

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Children in Between, a divorce education class for parents and children, will now be offered in Macon County on Tuesday and Wednesday April 3 and 4, 2012. The class is free but registration is required so there will be enough class materials of all participating. The classes are being sponsored by two local organizations: Mountain Projects and Prevention Rocks.

Divorce is a traumatic experience for children of any age but it is something that affects more than 1.5 million children every year. Research shows that how damaging the affects of divorce are for children is directly correlated with the length and severity of the conflict between the divorcing parents, especially when it involves loyalty conflicts for the children.

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