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Brian Andreu, 52, of Franklin, was involved in a single vehicle accident on Prentiss Bridge Road last Thursday.

Andreu was driving a 1994 Chevrolet Camaro when he crossed the center line and ran off the left side of the road and under a parked trailer.

The trailer, which is owned by Wayne Moss with Norton Creek Farm, received substantial damage.

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On Tuesday morning, Sheila Boggan of Clayton, Ga., driving a Dodge Caravan, was turning right into a parking place near Doobies, at 3046 Georgia Road, attempted to hit the brakes and accelerated instead.

No injuries were reported.

Boggan was charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid collision with property.

No estimate of the damages were available at presstime.

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On Tuesday morning at approximately 12:10 am, Audra Thomas made a 9-1-1 call to request assistance after wrecking her 1998 Toyota 4-runner.

According to the State Highway Patrol, Thomas was traveling south on U.S. 23 near the Franklin Ford dealership.

Thomas ran off the road to the right at which point she lost control of the car causing the car to swerve back onto the road before overturning three times.

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Former N.C. State Senator Robert C. Carpenter passed away Saturday in his Franklin home at the age of 87.

Lovingly known to many as Senator Bob, an entire community mourns the loss of a legend, but finds comfort in remembering his tireless efforts and dedication to the people of Macon County.

The Macon County Board of Commissioners took time to honor Carpenter before beginning their August meeting. Before Macon County Commissioner Kevin Corbin led the invocation, he offered attendees the opportunity to join in a moment of silent reflection or prayer for Senator Bob. Corbin said, “Senator Bob was probably a friend to everybody in this room, regardless of political affiliation.” Corbin continued, “He was a true gentleman, a servant to Macon County and a servant to this state; we all loved him.”

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