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Officials say agreement is first step along the way to full affiliation

Last week, officials at Angel Medical Center in Franklin announced that an agreement has been reached for the healthcare provider to be managed by Asheville-based Mission Health System. The agreement is said to be the first step on the path to a full affiliation agreement that has been in the works for over a year.

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..., job creation

Both Highlands and Sylva were recently notified that the towns will be the recipients of Main Street program grants aimed at revitalization projects and job creation in their downtown districts.

On April 21, Gov. Bev Perdue announced that seven communities would receive more than $969,000 through the state’s Main Street Solutions Fund. The small businesses that benefit from the Main Street Solutions grants are required to create or retain a minimum of 119 permanent and 57 part-time jobs in addition to 84 construction jobs, according to the grant applications.

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Franklin Young Professionals (FYPT) have proven to be a successful community organization by collecting 1,290 lbs of food for Manna Food Bank and 425lbs for Carenet while raising over $600 in donations.

FYP members have worked tirelessly to become established and to structure the Franklin based organization.

Already having been involved in a number of Franklin Main Street functions, FYP continues to be on the lookout for community outreach opportunities and activities.

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Office of Management and Budget — May 04, 2011

As we look at our fiscal situation, the President understands that the Federal Government must do what American families are doing all across the country: find ways to live within our means and invest in the future. That means cracking down on waste and getting the most from taxpayer dollars.

Since President Obama took office, we’ve made unprecedented progress in reforming the way Washington works - saving billions of taxpayer dollars through IT reform, cutting contracting spending, and eliminating duplicative and ineffective programs.

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