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Video sweepstakes machines are back yet again–and with Governor Beverly Perdue now officially eyeing them as potential revenue outlets for North Carolina–they could be here to stay.

No decision has been made by the governor on whether the governor will support legalizing the industry, according to Perdue’s communications director Chrissy Pearson, who said with potential revenue streams for the state being scarce, all options are being considered.

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Macon County’s Board of Commissioners recognized more than three dozen county employees for their years of service to the people of Macon County. A total of 37 employees were awarded a personalized plaque and pin during a presentation preceding the commission’s regular scheduled meeting Tuesday evening.

Chairman Brian McClellan opened the ceremony with a few words of praise for the county's dedicated employees. “We are here today to honor our county employees,” he said.

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In 2009, a federal judge ruled that the City of Atlanta had been illegally tapping drinking water from Lake Lanier. The city, which has been facing a water shortage crisis for years, was given until 2012 to apply for a legal permit or to find an alternative solution. According to Jenny Sanders of the Little Tennessee Watershed Association, the thirsty giant with a population of almost six million has recently turned its gaze to northeast Georgia and the headwaters of the Little Tennessee River in Rabun County.

This week Sanders paid visits to both the Franklin Town Board of Aldermen and the Macon County Board of Commissioners to lay out the threat posed by a potential “interbasin transfer” from the Little Tennessee. Sanders also reported on the activities of elected officials in Rabun County who are seeking protection from such a possibility, whether the water is taken from the Little Tennessee or from Lake Burton at the headwaters of the Tallulah River.

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Students at Union Academy got a reality check last Thursday. As part of a new program of Macon County Schools, the students listened to a presentation about the scourge of drugs and alcohol known as “Reality Check 101.”

Speakers from the community whose lives were negatively impacted by substance abuse told their stories to onlooking students.

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Fitch Development Group is one step closer to establishing an affordable housing complex in Franklin, as Aldermen unanimously approved a special use permit application for the project at last Monday’s meeting.

Alderman Jerry Evans was absent from the meeting due to medical reasons.

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The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office has outstanding warrants for two individuals for crimes related to a major copper theft that occurred on Rice Road in Cashiers, N.C.

Chad Vincent Wood, 34, listing a Sapphire, N.C. address is wanted for one count of felony breaking and entering, one count of felony larceny after breaking and entering, one count of felony larceny, one count of felony possession of stolen property and one count of injury of real property.

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World War II veterans are being sought to participate in one of the final two flights of Honor Air.

Honor Air, a project of Rotary District 7670, takes World War II veterans to Washington, DC to visit the World War II Memorial and other monuments.

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When the county commission was laying out its 2010-11 budget back in June of last year, they took the status quo budget for the year and then asked every department in the county to cut 10 percent. It was a grueling process that took numerous work sessions and discussions with department heads to hammer out. In the end, they were successful, but the county was still uncertain what would happen with revenues that have been dropping consistently since 2008.

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Brooks takes over as interim principal

According to sources, Terry Bradley, principal at East Franklin Elementary School, was given an ultimatum on Tuesday last week to resign or face immediate suspension with pay while an investigation into “leadership issues” is conducted. Rumors are rampant about what exactly led to the suspension, but this Tuesday, long-time Macon County educator Larry Brooks was sitting behind the principal’s desk at the school.

Superintendent Dan Brigman said he could not give details about the suspension, but emphasized that no criminal allegations were involved. Brigman stated that it was Bradley’s performance which was under review. “This is an internal review of leadership issues,” he said.

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The body of a drowned man was recovered from the Little Tennessee River in Franklin on Sunday.

Macon County 9-1-1 received a call from a mother and daughter riding bikes on the Greenway at approximately 1:10 p.m. The daughter initially had looked down at the river, and noticed a shoe in the water. After taking a closer look, the caller realized the shoe was worn by a body submerged under the water.

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