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On Tuesday afternoon, the Macon County Sheriff's Office assisted local agencies in a high-speed chase that started in South Carolina, moved into Georgia, and ended with a crash at the Macon County Recreation Park.

According to Macon County Sheriff Robbie Holland, the suspect was driving a stolen 2000 Lincoln Town Car. The suspect, Jeffrey Bryant Davis of Williamston, S.C., caused a MCSO's Deputy to drive his patrol car into an embankment in front of Huddle House in order to avoid hitting an innocent motorist.


The Macon County Sheriff’s Office, Highlands Police Department and Franklin Police Department will participate in Operation Medicine Drop on Saturday, March 23. Operation Medicine Drop is a partnership of Safe Kids North Carolina, N.C .State Bureau of Investigation, the Riverkeepers of North Carolina, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of North Carolina and local law enforcement agencies, working together to encourage the public to safely dispose of unused and unwanted medication.

Operation Medicine Drop helps prevent accidental poisonings and drug abuse while protecting our waters. Since 2010, more than 30 million dosages have been collected just during OMD events. North Carolina will hold its fourth annual Operation Medicine Drop March 17-23, to coincide with National Poison Prevention Week. For more information visit www.ncsafekids.org or call (828)349-2075.


During their regularly scheduled monthly meeting Tuesday night, Macon County Commissioners voted to appoint a Board of Directors to oversee the historic Cowee School project.

County Commissioner Ronnie Beale has been acting as a liaison to the project and informed the board the he considered the community input as well as the advice of County Commissioner Paul Higdon, who represents the Cowee district, when looking for individuals to serve on the board.


Macon County District Court dismissed charges regarding alleged communicating threats against Macon County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) Detective Amy Stewart last Thursday. Court documents signed by prosecutor James H. Moore Jr., show the two criminal cases against Stewart were both dismissed.

The case involving alleged threats made via social media from Stewart toward a Franklin High School student were dismissed because “mediation successful.”

The second case involving Stewart and Macon County Schools' employee Anna Shields was dropped citing, “there is insufficient evidence to warrant prosecution for the following reasons; the statements and actions of the defendant do not constitute a threat as defined by law.”


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