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Finding volunteers to serve on the Franklin Tourism Development Authority (TDA) board has been an ongoing problem for the board, but after Monday night's meeting, the TDA is a little closer to filling the nine member board.

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A large portion of the Town of Franklin's annual retreat Saturday morning involved Franklin's Main Street and possible changes that could affect the corridor itself along with festivals and the organizations that stage them.

The board quickly shot down the possibility of an ordinance to quell panhandlers in the city limits.

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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.

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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.

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