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The Franklin Board of Aldermen met Saturday morning for their annual retreat at Town Hall. The retreat's purpose is to allow the town board and other town officials the opportunity to discuss plans for the future of Franklin. Franklin's new town manager, Warren Cabe was on hand to guide the discussion and to give updates on where the governing board stands at the moment and his observations of some of the town's infrastructure. No action was taken at the meeting, but recommendations of policies and ordinances were made for the upcoming year.


Rabun County Sheriff Frank Andrews reports that on April 3rd, 2013, the Rabun County Sheriff’s Office began investigating an allegation of Disabled Person Abuse.

On April 3rd, 2013 Mountain City Police responded to the Raco Sports Bar in reference to a possible assault.  Rabun County EMS also responded to the location.

Upon arrival officers observed a 21 year old disabled adult, who is known as Ashley Hamilton of Clayton, Ga., with extensive injuries to her head and face.   Rabun County Sheriff’s Office Investigators responded to the location and began investigating the allegations that Ashley had been assaulted.  Ashley Hamilton was not able to provide investigators with any details as to what contributed to her injuries.


With the April 15 deadline approaching to make a final decision on purchasing the old Parker Meadows property to develop a Recreation Complex, Macon County commissioners found themselves split on how to proceed.

As clarified by commissioners, the board has already voted to enter into a purchase agreement to move forward with acquiring the property. To finalize the purchase agreement, commissioners must complete the due diligence period, which will determine if the property can be used for its intended purpose, in this case, a recreational complex.


Authorities in Macon County are turning to the public for help in solving a string of fires that have ensued over the past month. On Monday, Franklin Police Chief David Adams said that with no solid leads to go on, investigators are asking the public to notify the police station with any information regarding suspicious behavior or activity.

The string of fires began about a month ago and have all been in a relatively close proximity to one another, according to Franklin Fire Chief Warren Cabe.


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