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It has been brought to the attention of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office of a scam taking advantage of local church organizations’ generosity. The scam involves one or more con-artists making an appearance and/or calling and trying to elicit money.

The story used is that a family’s vehicle has broken down or has been involved in an accident on their way home, usually out of state. To make the story more convincing, names and numbers of law enforcement, a tow truck company, or a mechanic may be provided.

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Officers with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina State Bureau of investigation executed a search warrant for the residence located at 3941 Pine Creek Road, Cullowhee, N.C.

As a result of the search, Claude Gregory Coggins, 50, was charged with felony possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, trafficking methamphetamine, possession with intent to sell and deliver Schedule II controlled substance, maintaining a dwelling to keep controlled substances, possession of drug paraphernalia, assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement officer and resist, obstruct or delay a public officer.

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Finding volunteers to serve on the Franklin Tourism Development Authority (TDA) board has been an ongoing problem for the board, but after Monday night's meeting, the TDA is a little closer to filling the nine member board.

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A large portion of the Town of Franklin's annual retreat Saturday morning involved Franklin's Main Street and possible changes that could affect the corridor itself along with festivals and the organizations that stage them.

The board quickly shot down the possibility of an ordinance to quell panhandlers in the city limits.

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The Franklin Board of Aldermen met Saturday morning for their annual retreat at Town Hall. The retreat's purpose is to allow the town board and other town officials the opportunity to discuss plans for the future of Franklin. Franklin's new town manager, Warren Cabe was on hand to guide the discussion and to give updates on where the governing board stands at the moment and his observations of some of the town's infrastructure. No action was taken at the meeting, but recommendations of policies and ordinances were made for the upcoming year.

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Rabun County Sheriff Frank Andrews reports that on April 3rd, 2013, the Rabun County Sheriff’s Office began investigating an allegation of Disabled Person Abuse.

On April 3rd, 2013 Mountain City Police responded to the Raco Sports Bar in reference to a possible assault.  Rabun County EMS also responded to the location.

Upon arrival officers observed a 21 year old disabled adult, who is known as Ashley Hamilton of Clayton, Ga., with extensive injuries to her head and face.   Rabun County Sheriff’s Office Investigators responded to the location and began investigating the allegations that Ashley had been assaulted.  Ashley Hamilton was not able to provide investigators with any details as to what contributed to her injuries.

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With the April 15 deadline approaching to make a final decision on purchasing the old Parker Meadows property to develop a Recreation Complex, Macon County commissioners found themselves split on how to proceed.

As clarified by commissioners, the board has already voted to enter into a purchase agreement to move forward with acquiring the property. To finalize the purchase agreement, commissioners must complete the due diligence period, which will determine if the property can be used for its intended purpose, in this case, a recreational complex.

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Authorities in Macon County are turning to the public for help in solving a string of fires that have ensued over the past month. On Monday, Franklin Police Chief David Adams said that with no solid leads to go on, investigators are asking the public to notify the police station with any information regarding suspicious behavior or activity.

The string of fires began about a month ago and have all been in a relatively close proximity to one another, according to Franklin Fire Chief Warren Cabe.

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Compensation study revealed underpaid employees.

Almost two years after a compensation study was completed for Macon County employees, in a 3-2 vote, the Board of Commissioners voted to implement the findings of the study, without raising taxes.

The study, which was conducted in August 2011 with findings being presented to the board last July, was conducted by Springsted Incorporated, a highly touted firm closely associated with the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners. According to County Manager Jack Horton, based on the market data used by Springsted, the current pay plan in place in Macon County reflects minimum, maximum and midpoints...

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Ordinance against shooting would require a rewrite.

Macon County is home to two shooting ranges, both of which present challenges to the user. The Dirty John shooting range is closer to Nantahala than Franklin, about an hour to an hour and a half round trip for most Franklin residents while Moss Knob, the range on Ellijay, is only slightly closer in distance. Neither are much more than a flat area with a few posts meant to hold up user provided targets, but even those have been so damaged by the guns being shot repeatedly at them that they hardly serve the purpose well anymore. Both ranges require users to travel quite a ways off of the beaten path and both are outdoors.

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