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With early voting starting today for the primary election, the Macon County League of Women Voters hosted a candidate forumlast Thursday with five of the six primary candidates discussing local issues to better inform voters on the candidates vying for the three open commissioner posts.

Candidates running for the positions are in District I (Highlands): incumbent Jimmy Tate-R and Steve Higdon; District II incumbent Kevin Corbin-R and Vic Drummond- R; District III incumbent Bobby Kuppers-D and Rick Snyder- D. Higdon did not participate in the forum.

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Management differences top list of grievances.

During a meeting of the Jackson County Commissioners, Dr. Bob Adams, chief hospitalist at MedWest-Harris announced he was resigning after 36 years with the hospital. Dr. Adams has already accepted a position at Franklin’s Angel Medical Center, where he is expected to begin work on July 1.

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The Town of Franklin honored Town Planner Mike Grubermann in a retirement ceremony on Wednesday. Grubermann as served Franklin in various capacities, most recently as Town Planner since 2006.

Grubermann’s last day on the job will be Friday, April 13.

Pictured (L-R) Alderman Bob Scott, Alderman Joyce Handley, Mayor Joe Collins, Mike Grubermann, Alderman Billy Mashburn, Alderman Ferrel Jamison, and Alderman Sissy Pattillo. Photo by Brittney Parker

During the April meeting of Macon County’s Board of Commissioners, commissioners unanimously approved a county-wide smoking ban at all government owned facilities which are designated for recreational use. All county recreational parks, including the Greenway will now be smoke free.

The ordinance, which bans the use of all tobacco products, including smokeless tobacco will go into effect 90 days from the day it was passed by commissioners, marking July 9 as the first official day the ban will be effective.

 

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