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Continuing rain has delayed completion of the move.

The recent rainfall hitting Western North Carolina has put a damper on the Sylva Police Department's plan to move into its new location on Main Street in Sylva. Originally, the police station had hoped to begin moving into its new location, which is the former site of Jackson County's Library, on Monday, but record rainfall has delayed plans and according to Sylva's Chief of Police, Davis Woodard, the move will hopefully be completed by this weekend.


Archaeological study ordered at site of new rec park.

During a recessed meeting of the Macon County Board of Commissioners on Monday night, county officials voted to allow an additional 60 days to complete the due diligence phase of determining whether or not the Parker Meadows Property can be used to build a recreation facility for the community.

As clarified by Commissioner Chairman Kevin Corbin on Monday, the board has already voted to enter into a purchase agreement to move forward with acquiring the property.


In light of the recent Sandy Hook tragedies in Newtown, Conn., Macon County Sheriff Robert Holland recently gave presentations to both the Board of Education and the Board of Commissioners regarding the district's school safety plans.

As Holland explained during both presentations, his concern is not a “knee-jerk” reaction in the wake of the killing of 26 individuals, but that school safety has always remained a constant priority for him and his department.


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Senior services center named for Macon couple

Macon County officials gathered in Franklin in May to recognize two individuals who have dedicated the better part of their lives to serving Maconians.


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