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Jackson County Commissioners approved $179,000 in Economic Development Commission (EDC) funds and $110,000 in Revolving Funds Loan (RFL) to be loaned to Roy Burnette to bring the WRGC radio station back to the air. According to Jackson County Manager Chuck Wooten, Burnette approached the county four or five weeks ago requesting a loan, as did other residents. “We had a couple of inquiries about a loan ... however, those parties chose not to pursue the purchase of the radio station,” noted Wooten.

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Highlands’ Jimmy Tate to replace McClellan

Jimmy Tate, a sixth generation Highlander, has been selected by Macon County’s Republican Party to replace Brian McClellan, former chairman of the Macon County Board of Commissioners. Tate will serve out McClellan’s term as the District I representative of Highlands, but will be up for reelection in 2012, as mandated by the North Carolina General Statutes. Tate challenged Brian McClellan for the seat in the May 2010 primary, losing by 226 votes.

The executive committee of Macon County’s GOP had to pick a replacement for McClellan after he resigned from the board following a DWI arrest in Jackson County on Nov. 18. The Board of Commissioners unamiously accepted Mc- Clellan’s resignation during a special meeting on Dec. 1.

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At its Monday meeting, the Town of Franklin Board of Aldermen, along with the Macon County Clerk of Court Vic Perry, swore in Joe Collins as Mayor, along with Verlin Curtis, Joyce Handley, Farrell Jamison and Bob Scott for their renewed positions of the board.

 Photos by Davin Eldridge.

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Dozens of people gathered to wish former Franklin Fire and Rescue Chief Pete Haithcock a fond farewell last Friday at a retirement reception held at Town Hall in his honor.

After a total of 34 years of working at the department, starting as a regular fireman, Haithcock officially retired from a long career with a reputation for leaving his post in top notch condition. For the last 15 years, he has reigned as chief of the department.

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