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Bob Gretz, a senior air safety investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), held a press conference at the Macon County Airport last Friday afternoon. Gretz explained the investigative process and issued a brief report about the jet crash to the media, an accident that took the lives of five people last Thursday, March 15.

Gretz met with representatives of the Federal Aviation Administration last Thursday night– the day of the crash– and conversed with state and local emergency management officials the following morning.

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Local authorities gear up for Operation Medicine Drop

A new law, which aims to help fight prescription drug fraud and abuse, officially went into effect last week. Under Senate Bill 474, pharmacies will be required to check photo identification before filling prescriptions for certain drugs including Oxycontin, Morphine, Methadone, Fentanyl and Vicodin. The new requirement applies to all Schedule II drugs and certain Schedule III drugs, as classified by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

 

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The Town of Franklin hosted a special meet and greet on Wednesday afternoon for citizens to have the opportunity to meet Franklin Police Department’s new police chief, David Adams.

Adams’ first day on the job was March 5 and he has been hard at work settling into his new position and learning the ins and outs of the town.

Before being hired to replace long time Chief of Police Terry Bradley, Adams worked with the Hendersonville Police Department for 17 years.

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Paul Higdon, a Macon County Republican running for the district three commission seat, allowed Macon County News to ask a few questions about his background and goals for Macon County. The Macon County News has allowed each sitting commissioner and commission candidates to give their side of the story in a question and answer session so that voters can know more about their governing philosophy.

Can you tell us a little about your background?

I grew up in Macon County where my family has lived for generations, graduated FHS in 1967, spent two years in the U.S. Army and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with degrees in Environmental Health Science and Biology. After college, I worked for Macon County Environmental Health Services for nearly 10 years and have been self employed in a small family business, Sewer Solutions Inc, for the last 16 years and I am also a partner in Reuse Innovations Inc.

 

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