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George has worked for board of elections since 2003.

Macon County Board of Elections has announced the appointment of Debbie George as the new Director of Elections for Macon County.

George has been employed by the Board of Elections since 2003 and appointed Deputy Director in 2005. She received her N.C. Elections Administrator Certification in 2009 with renewal of certification in 2011 and 2013.

"I appreciate the confidence from the Board of Elections," said George. "I'm looking forward to serving the voters of Macon County."

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At last week's League of Women Voter's meeting, three former Macon County Commissioners volunteered their time for a Q & A forum. Allan Ricky Bryson, Janet Greene, and Mark West all turned out to reminisce about serving the county in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Noticeably absent from the line up was former commissioner Harold Corbin who, at the time of the forum was experiencing health issues, passing away Wednesday (June 18) morning. His son and present chairman of the county commissioners, Kevin Corbin attended the meeting to represent him.

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Original proposal amended with $200,000 increase

Macon County Manager Derek Roland presented the board of commissioners with changes to the 2014-15 fiscal year budget during Tuesday night’s monthly meeting.

Roland proposed increasing the overall budget from $45.5 million to $45.7 million, a $200,000 increase. The May 31 budget work session afforded commissioners the opportunity to listen to stakeholders requesting additional taxpayer funds. With requests coming from different organizations, Roland weighed the options and proposed taking $200,000 from the county’s fund balance to provide additional funds for the budget. The budget proposed is a balanced, revenue neutral budget that was constructed without the need of a county-wide tax increase.

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Filing opened on Monday for two boards in Macon County. The Macon County Board of Education and the Soil and Water Conservation Board both have two seats up for grabs.

Seats held by school board members Tommy Cabe (District 2) and Gary Shields (District 4) will both be on the November ballot. When filing opened Monday at noon, Cabe was first in line to file to reclaim his seat on the board. Shields will not be seeking reelection to the school board as he is running for Macon County commissioner this November.

Former Franklin High School teacher and coach Fred Goldsmith filed on Monday in hopes of winning the open District 4 seat. Carroll Poindexter filed on Wednesday to run in District 4.

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