25th Annual Leaf Lookers GEMBOREE :: Friday, October 17 - Sunday, October 19 at the Macon County Community Building

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During Monday night's meeting of the Franklin Board of Aldermen, Town Manager Sam Greenwood announced that the Town of Franklin has selected a replacement for Police Chief Terry Bradley.

Bradley announced last October that after 25 years of service to Macon County, he would retire effective March 1, 2012. Shortly after his announcement, Ashley Hyder, Human Resources Officer for the Town began searching for Bradley’s replacement. “The Town is excited that we have been fortunate to have several highly trained and educated candidates, and we feel that we have selected a Chief that will serve our community very well and will bring great value to the Town of Franklin,” said Hyder.

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A public hearing regarding recommended changes to the county’s planning board is scheduled on Tuesday, Feb. 14. Macon County Commissioners will decide on enacting retroactive term limits to the planning board, among other proposed amendments to the board, after the public hearing session. Commissioner Ron Haven proposed enacting term limits of two consecutive three-year terms, retroactively, to the planning board at last month’s continuation meeting on Jan. 14.

According to county attorney Chester Jones, the public hearing session will also encompass the county’s landslide hazard maps.

 

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Great-aunt arrested for murder of 15-month-old niece.

A little more than a year after the death of 15-month-old Aubrey Littlejohn, an arrest was made on Friday, Feb. 3, by the Swain County Sheriff’s Office.

According to the District Attorney’s office, Ladybird Powell, Aubrey's great aunt, was arrested and charged with 2nd degree murder, two counts of felony child abuse, kidnapping, extortion, and possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

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Congratulations to Larry Rogers from Lamplighter Realty who was voted by his peers as the 2011 Realtor of the Year. This designation is given to the Realtor who exemplifies professionalism and support for his Fellow Realtors.

Voted for induction into the Realtors Foundation were Jamie Stamey and Deanna Stager of Unique Properties and Hubert Hendrie of Carolina Mountain Properties. This award is given to Realtors who have been in the Franklin Board of Realtors for 15 years or more and are well respected by their fellow Agents for their service.

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