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September 29 is “National Prescription Drug Take Back Day” and the Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) has partnered with local law enforcement agencies in Western North Carolina to give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by safely disposing prescription drug medications at designated locations. Members of the community will be able to rid their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs by bringing them to one of the 42 sites open on Saturday. The service is free.

Franklin will have two locations operating on Saturday, one in the Kmart Plaza and the other in the Walmart shopping center. Both locations will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Macon County Commissioners are moving forward with plans to transform the old Cowee School into a cultural heritage center for the community.

Last Tuesday, the Macon County Board of Commissioners approved $69,448 to be allocated over a nine and a half month period to contract with Stacy Guffey to coordinate the project and to provide additional supplies and furnishings to help get the project started.

Because of his continued dedication and involvement with the Cowee School, Guffey was hired as the coordinator for the project. The nine and a half month contract will pay Guffey $27,000, or $3,000 per month. Guffey's contract includes the business plan developed by Guffey for the old Cowee School property that designated the school as the Macon County Heritage Center.

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Homeowners in the Nantahala community will soon be able to expect lower insurance premiums due to the addition of a new substation located about a quarter of a mile above the Nantahala School on Winding Stairs Road.

According to Macon County Fire Marshal Jimmy Teem, the district maps have been approved by Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) and the Macon County Board of Commissioners. “OSFM has also been notified for an inspection to be scheduled so this substation can be brought on-line and the residents and business owners affected by this sub-station can get a lower insurance premium,” said Teem.

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Mary Tallent, CIC, of Wayah Insurance Group was recently recognized for professional leadership and advanced knowledge by the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC), a leading national insurance professional organization.

Tallent was awarded a certificate marking more than 15 years of participation as a designated CIC, which requires annual completion of advanced education and training.

“Mary’s ongoing allegiance and support of the CIC Program is a testament to the value she places on “real world” education and customer satisfaction. Your clients, associates, and the insurance profession as a whole will benefit from such dedication,” cited Dr. William T. Hold, CIC, CPCU, CLU, President of the Society of CIC.

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