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With early voting starting today for the primary election, the Macon County League of Women Voters hosted a candidate forumlast Thursday with five of the six primary candidates discussing local issues to better inform voters on the candidates vying for the three open commissioner posts.

Candidates running for the positions are in District I (Highlands): incumbent Jimmy Tate-R and Steve Higdon; District II incumbent Kevin Corbin-R and Vic Drummond- R; District III incumbent Bobby Kuppers-D and Rick Snyder- D. Higdon did not participate in the forum.

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Management differences top list of grievances.

During a meeting of the Jackson County Commissioners, Dr. Bob Adams, chief hospitalist at MedWest-Harris announced he was resigning after 36 years with the hospital. Dr. Adams has already accepted a position at Franklin’s Angel Medical Center, where he is expected to begin work on July 1.

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The Town of Franklin honored Town Planner Mike Grubermann in a retirement ceremony on Wednesday. Grubermann as served Franklin in various capacities, most recently as Town Planner since 2006.

Grubermann’s last day on the job will be Friday, April 13.

Pictured (L-R) Alderman Bob Scott, Alderman Joyce Handley, Mayor Joe Collins, Mike Grubermann, Alderman Billy Mashburn, Alderman Ferrel Jamison, and Alderman Sissy Pattillo. Photo by Brittney Parker

During the April meeting of Macon County’s Board of Commissioners, commissioners unanimously approved a county-wide smoking ban at all government owned facilities which are designated for recreational use. All county recreational parks, including the Greenway will now be smoke free.

The ordinance, which bans the use of all tobacco products, including smokeless tobacco will go into effect 90 days from the day it was passed by commissioners, marking July 9 as the first official day the ban will be effective.

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Cherokee Preservation Foundation (CPFdn) announced it has awarded 24 new grants totaling $1.8 million that support cultural preservation, economic development, job creation and environmental preservation. The grants include:

A grant to the Museum of the Cherokee Indian to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Emissaries of Peace, host the Southeast Tribes Festival, and continue the Snowbird Cherokee language camp. The Emissaries of Peace anniversary will be celebrated with seven events across four states, utilizing a new lightweight traveling exhibit.

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During April’s Town of Franklin Board of Aldermen meeting, town leaders raised concerns regarding the Smoky Mountain Rumble Rally which is set for August.

Last July, the Town of Franklin’s Tourism Development Authority (TDA) unanimously approved to move forward with hosting a threeday motorcycle rally, giving promoters $14,800 of TDA funds to kick off the first ever motorcycle rally in Macon County.

On Monday night, Scott and Sylvia Cochran, promoters of the event, went before the Aldermen with a request to close a portion of Main Street from Riverview to Harrison Avenue, which is similar to what is closed for PumpkinFest, beginning Thursday, August 16, at 10 p.m. until Sunday, August 19.

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Aldermen choose new Walmart Plaza to relocate

Despite scrutiny from the public, the Franklin Board of Aldermen have finally approved a location for the site of the town’s new ABC store.

For the past 17 years, the town’s ABC store has been leasing a 6,500 square foot space from Macon Plaza and has only had one rate increase resulting in approximately $6,069.76 per month or $72,828 a year for rent.

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Roy Burnette finalizes deal with County.

After a nearly seven-month hiatus from broadcasting, Jackson County’s radio station returned to the air on Monday, under new ownership.

Last Sunday 540 AM WRGC began doing air tests and went live Monday morning at 6 a.m.

“So far, everything has went great,” said Roy Burnette, WRGC’s new owner. “We have already gotten some really great responses from areas as far away as Asheville and Bryson City.”

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Students at Mountain View Intermediate spent last Monday planting trees around the campus as part of a nature lesson on the changing seasons.

By Tuesday morning, all six of the trees planted by the students the previous day had been dug up and stolen.

The trees, which included crabapple and weeping cherry trees, were estimated to total about $500. This is the second time that trees have been removed from the school, the first incident occurred over the Thanksgiving break.

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The Franklin High School Class of 1979 is establishing a scholarship fund in memory of Amy Roper Darnell who passed away on Feb 10, 2012. The fund will benefit a deserving student of FHS’s music or band department. Contributions to this fund are welcome from anyone with a desire to support Amy’s love of the musical art’s and FHS. Your contribution will help insure that the memory of Amy’s great passion will continue to live in a very practical and loving way.

 

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