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The following reported scam information was received by the Macon County Sheriff’s Office last week from Wal-Mart to alert citizens throughout the county to not comply with what is asked of a “task coordinator.”

“We are looking for qualified evaluators to help us check out our new services. These are the important aspect of your evaluation.

“A Check/Money order of between 800 - 2850 dollars will be mailed out to you. The funds have been calculated to cover both aspects of this survey. You will be allocated 150 dollars for the Wal-Mart Shopping Section.

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Julie H. Spiro, executive director of the Jackson County Chamber & Tourism Authority is alerting its members of a possible scam. The chamber has received several calls from members concerning a company called Skyline Publishing calling chamber members and area businesses and trying to sell ads in a Jackson County Visitor Guide or for the Fly Fishing Trail.

Spiro advised that the company is not affiliated in any way with the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce and Travel & Tourism Authority. The chamber produces its own county visitor guide, and relocation guide and does not use the company out of Jacksonville, Fla.

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The Board of Commissioners recognized two citizens of Macon County for their outstanding work in recieving state awards in their respective fields.

After Commission Chairman Brian McClellan called the meeting to order saying, “We are always glad to see a full house and the interest that citizens of our county take in the conducting of the business in our county,” he took time to recognize Jane Kimsey of the Department of Social Services. Kimsey received the Director of the Year award in North Carolina. According to McClellan, directors in all 100 counties in the state are considered before a winner is selected. “This award, which is a highly prestigious award, is very well deserved,” said McClellan.

 

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A woman was seriously injured after being swept over a short waterfall on Tuesday.

Stephanie Cookston, 18, of Franklin, was with three friends on the Highlands side of 'Bust Your Butt' Falls in a pool off the side of the Cullasaja River. Cookston approached a swift running current of the river near the edge of a short fall and was swept over.

Within minutes, more than 15 responders from Highlands Fire Department, Cullasaja Gorge Fire and Rescue, U.S. Forest Service and Macon County Sheriff's Office were on scene.

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published: 10/18/2013
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