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Aldermen choose new Walmart Plaza to relocate

Despite scrutiny from the public, the Franklin Board of Aldermen have finally approved a location for the site of the town’s new ABC store.

For the past 17 years, the town’s ABC store has been leasing a 6,500 square foot space from Macon Plaza and has only had one rate increase resulting in approximately $6,069.76 per month or $72,828 a year for rent.

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Roy Burnette finalizes deal with County.

After a nearly seven-month hiatus from broadcasting, Jackson County’s radio station returned to the air on Monday, under new ownership.

Last Sunday 540 AM WRGC began doing air tests and went live Monday morning at 6 a.m.

“So far, everything has went great,” said Roy Burnette, WRGC’s new owner. “We have already gotten some really great responses from areas as far away as Asheville and Bryson City.”

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Students at Mountain View Intermediate spent last Monday planting trees around the campus as part of a nature lesson on the changing seasons.

By Tuesday morning, all six of the trees planted by the students the previous day had been dug up and stolen.

The trees, which included crabapple and weeping cherry trees, were estimated to total about $500. This is the second time that trees have been removed from the school, the first incident occurred over the Thanksgiving break.

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The Franklin High School Class of 1979 is establishing a scholarship fund in memory of Amy Roper Darnell who passed away on Feb 10, 2012. The fund will benefit a deserving student of FHS’s music or band department. Contributions to this fund are welcome from anyone with a desire to support Amy’s love of the musical art’s and FHS. Your contribution will help insure that the memory of Amy’s great passion will continue to live in a very practical and loving way.

 

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