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News General

I am registered unaffiliated. May I vote in a primary election?

Yes.

Can Unaffiliated voters vote in any Party primary?

The Democrat and Republican parties allow unaffiliated voters to vote in their Party Primary Elections. The Unaffiliated Voter may choose one party's ballot or they may choose to vote a Non-Partisan Ballot. Voting a party ballot will not change the voter’s party affiliation.

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EMS crews were called to the scene of a vehicle that crashed into the Cullasaja River at 51 Haven Meadow Ln. on Wednesday, Feb. 22.

Tracy Thompson, of Franklin, who was helping out the owner of the car, attempted to crank the Jeep Liberty, but was not accustomed to a stick shift. The vehicle began to roll toward the river taking a fence and a bench with it.

As the vehicle got closer to the river, Thompson jumped out in order to avoid taking a cold swim.

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Could be applied to all advisory boards

Macon County Commissioners recently adopted a code of conduct policy for planning board members to adhere to – a policy aimed at squelching political animosities between planning board members – with the intent on making the advisory board more effective and less controversial. The standards of conduct applies exclusively to the planning board, and contains 17 different sets of criteria newly appointed planning board members must abide by. Anyone wanting to volunteer on the planning board must sign the standards of conduct before being appointed by the Board of Commissioners.

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Paul Higdon and Rick Snyder to challenge Kuppers.

Anyone who wants to make a difference and be directly involved with public policy at the local or state level has until next Wednesday, Feb. 29, to officially put their names in the hat to run for office or a particular seat in government. The filing period began on Monday, Feb. 13, and so far, several incumbents and candidates in Macon County have formally filed to run, including chairman of the board of commissioners, Kevin Corbin, as well as commissioners Bob Kuppers and Jimmy Tate.

Three district seats for the board of commissioners will be decided on this November. District one of Highlands, one seat in district two, and district three within Macon County will be challenged this spring and fall.

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