- published 3/27 (Larry) - unpublished ?

Click for Franklin, North Carolina Forecast

News

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.

Read more...

A Highlands man remains in critical condition at Mission Memorial Hospital after an accident on Saturday in which he was struck in the head by a tree. John Roy Potts, 74, was helping a group of people clear trees from a property on Blue Valley Road in Highlands when the accident occurred.

The group was working at Neville Wilson Camp, when one tree they were removing became lodged in the branches of another tree. Potts, who was wearing protective ear coverings and did not hear the others in his group yelling out warnings, was struck in the head after the tree became dislodged and began falling again, according to Bobby Dorsey.

Read more...

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office arrested two men after receiving a report regarding a breaking and entering that occurred on Skyland Drive near Sylva, N.C.

Deputies responded to that area around 11 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 30, in response to a call of two individuals breaking into a business. When officers arrived they located a vehicle that was believed to belong to the suspects but the suspects had fled the area on foot.

Read more...

Franklin’s downtown district has come a long way, and intends to go further, say town officials.

The Main Street Program held its first meeting of 2011 on Jan. 19 at Town Hall, in order to discuss its objectives for the year and implement strategies that will advance the Town of Franklin as a marketable brand.

Read more...

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 bike rider on the Greenway at approximately 1:10 p.m. The caller 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.

At approximately 2:30 p.m., rescue crews extracted the body of a male, later identified as Kenneth W. Kubit, 43, of Franklin.
Kubit's body was found between Arthur Drake Road and Wesley’s Park on the Greenway, submerged 3 to 4 feet under water, according to authorities. Jimmy Teem of Macon County Emergency Services recovered Kubit’s body, which was transported to Harris Regional Hospital in Sylva for an autopsy.

According to reports, Kubit had been texting his girlfriend the previous night from his cell phone. Authorities said on Monday that she was the last person to have contact with him. A ring reportedly belonging to Kubit's girlfriend was found in his pocket when he was removed from the river.

Preliminary autopsy results released on Monday attributed Kubit’s death to “accidental drowning.” Investigators with the Franklin Police Department stated there is no reason to suspect foul play and the department has ruled out suicide, based on the initial autopsy.

According to FPD Detective Mark Foster, the body of the deceased was likely in the river overnight. “Last time anybody had talked to him or heard from him was around 10:30 on Saturday night,” he said, adding that final results of the autopsy will be released in approximately one month’s time.

 

Three month investigation targeted subjects involved in manufacturing, trafficking methamphetamines

Guy Austin ZinkandJanuary 28, 2011 — On Thursday, law enforcement officers from several WNC agencies that participated in “Operation Ice Melt” arrested numerous suspects on drug related charges. 

During the course of this investigation 18 individuals were targeted for assisting in the manufacturing of methamphetamine.  Charges include conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine and conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.

Read more...

The Macon County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) installed a new control panel for it’s detention center surveillance system last Wednesday. Before the installation, the jail relied on equipment as old as the facility itself, which was built in 1999.

According to officials, the new addition was crucial because surveillance control panels provide audio and video supervision of jail inmates, as well as remote control of door locks for the four jail dorms in the facility. When the old system finally crashed last December, it burdened not only the Sheriff’s office but also the budget of the county government.

Read more...

The planning board has begun its bi-annual review of the Macon County Subdivision Ordinance. The review process, mandated by county law to take place every two years, was written into the code in order to allow for any updates and/or corrections that that the board determines necessary to increase the effectiveness of the ordinance.

At the Jan. 20 meeting of the planning board, County Planner Derek Roland presented a report outlining the effectiveness of the ordinance and recurrent issues that have come up in the course of enforcing the ordinance.

Read more...

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has announced that Michigan and North Carolina are the first in the nation to receive State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) funds, which will spur small business growth and create jobs across the country. The SSBCI is a new $1.5 billion initiative included in the Small Business Jobs Act, which President Obama signed into law in October. These funds will strengthen state programs that leverage private lending to help finance small businesses and manufacturers that are creditworthy but are not getting the loans they need to expand and create jobs.

Read more...

Rep. Heath Shuler has been appointed to serve on the powerful House Committee on the Budget.

“Our nation’s exploding debt has become the single greatest threat to America’s economic future,” Rep. Shuler said. “The Budget Committee in the 112th Congress will play a pivotal role in setting the fiscal course of our nation for the next two years and, hopefully, for years to come. I look forward to using my position on the Committee to find common ground between Republicans and Democrats to balance our budget, cut wasteful spending, and restore fiscal discipline and restraint in Washington.”

Read more...

More Articles...

Page 98 of 102

98
published: 10/18/2013
Macon County News is now on:
Find the Macon County News on Facebook! and Find the Macon County News on twitter!
Facebook   Twitter