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More than one and a half million families have positively changed their financial future through Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU). Updated in summer 2012, the now nine-week course provides families and individuals with practical tools to gain control of their finances and set themselves up for long-term financial success. The course meets once a week where a different lesson is taught by Ramsey on DVD followed by a small-group discussion. Lessons include budgeting, relationships and money, getting out of debt, saving for emergencies and investing. FPU will be held in Franklin at Life Church Franklin located at 1024 Georgia Road. The classes will begin Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 8 p.m. Contact Andrew Reed at (828)524-5858 for more information or to register.


The Region A partnership for Children has received $20,000 in grant funding from The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina to supplement current funding to expand the Family Support Network Project in Region A. The Community Foundation is a nonprofit serving 18 counties in Western North Carolina.

The Region A Family Support Network program has operated for eight years in the region serving over 1400 families. Families of children with special needs benefit from the help and support that other families provide and from information about their child’s special needs and available resources.


Macon County receives funding to expand program.

Macon County's preschool program is among the best in the state when it comes to providing educational opportunities to all children, some as young as three years old.

Macon County recently received additional funding from the state to expand the county's preschool program in order to be able to meet growing demands.


With increased budget cuts and unfunded mandates being passed down from the state, Macon County Schools' operation budget from year to year continues to be uncertain. This year alone, school officials found themselves scrambling to make up for a last minute $550,000 shortfall. Interim Superintendent Dr. Jim Duncan worked with the central office staff to identify any and all areas in the school system's budget that could sustain cuts.

In its second month, the school system's new energy saving program has already proved to be an easy way to lower operation costs for the schools, while increasing the district's efficiency.


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