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The Franklin Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony welcoming SonRise Sanitation to its new location at 1581 Georgia Road.

SonRise Sanitation, Inc. is owned and operated by Greg and Jamie Bates. SonRise provides portable sanitation services to a variety of jobs and special events in Western North Carolina and Rabun County, Georgia. Services provided include portable restrooms, hand wash station rentals, restroom trailers and RV holding tank services. They have basic construction units all the way up to restroom trailers for weddings and large events. Regardless of event size or type of function, they have the inventory to meet your needs. Sonrise Sanitation Inc. is also a member of the Portable Sanitation Association International.


Consumers who could be affected by the recent data breach reported by Experian and T-Mobile should take fast action to try to minimize the damage, said Attorney General Roy Cooper.

“If your personal information could be part of this data breach, lock down your credit to guard against identity theft and watch out for scammers trying to capitalize on the breach,” Cooper said.

Experian, a credit reporting agency, announced earlier this month that a data breach of one of its servers exposed information about millions of T-Mobile customers. Experian shared that the breach has likely affected more than 15 million consumers nationwide, including 418,325 consumers in North Carolina, who submitted to an Experian credit check while applying for T-Mobile phone service between Sept. 1, 2013, and Sept. 16, 2015. The security breach likely included customers’ names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, and driver’s license numbers.


Entegra Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:ENFC) (the "Company"), the parent company of Macon Bank (the "Bank"), today announced that effective Thursday, October 1, 2015, the Bank has officially changed its name to "Entegra Bank".

Commenting on the rebranding, Roger D. Plemens, President and CEO, stated, "This is an exciting day for our customers, employees, friends, and shareholders as we finalize several months of dedication to our rebranding process. The new Entegra Bank name reflects the values of trust and integrity upon which the Bank was founded in 1922 and provides us with a brand that can be utilized in multiple markets as we strategically expand our franchise in the Carolinas."

Jimmy Kimbell, South Carolina Market Executive, stated, "We look forward to introducing our new name in South Carolina with our soon to be completed branch in Greenville and pending branch acquisitions in Anderson and Chesnee. We are confident that the Upstate will recognize Entegra Bank as a customer oriented banking leader."


For the last 15 years Brandon Hintz and his wife Jodi have been vacationing in Macon County and after purchasing a place in Scaly Mountain a year and a half ago, decided to start a business here. With Hintz' experience as a brewer with Sweetwater Brewery in Georgia and after opening a successful brewpub (Hop Alley Brew Pub) in 2013 in Alpharetta, Ga., a business in craft beer seemed like the logical choice.

"Our brewpub in Georgia became a success and I had always wanted to expand into a production brewery at some point," said Hintz. "After discussing different locations we could go to, Franklin was the one spot we kept coming back to both due to the proximity to our place on Scaly as well as the people there. Combine that with the love of craft beer that people have in the western Carolinas coupled with the more attractive beer laws in North Carolina specifically, it was somewhat of a no brainer to open in Franklin."


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