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The first Highlands fire substation came one step closer to becoming reality on Thursday, Nov. 6, with an official ground breaking ceremony at the intersection of Cherrywood Drive and Highway 64E.

A group of interested individuals listened to opening comments from Diane Riddle, president of Cullasaja Homeowners’ Association. She praised fellow HOA board member and chairman of the Fire Substation Task Force, Deane Briggs, for his diligence in the past two years.

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On Thursday, Nov. 20, between the hours of 6 and and 11 p.m., SCC’s Public Safety Training Center in conjunction with Franklin Fire Department and other local Fire Departments will be conducting a training exercise at 11 First Street. This exercise will allow local fire departments an opportunity to train in realistic firefighting scenarios. This exercise will culminate in the demolition of a structure by fire.

During this training evolution flames and smoke will be visible and at times prevalent in the area of Downtown Franklin, around East Franklin School and the Highlands Road.

Also fire apparatus and other emergency service vehicles will be utilizing these roads as part of the training drill so minor traffic delays are possible.

The Macon County Board of Elections has released the official voting results for Macon County.

Board of Commissioners District I
Jim Tate 7,735
Michael David Rogers 3,597

Board of Commissioners District II
Gary Shields 7,722
Ronnie Beale 6,085
Ron Haven 4,248
John Martin 1,356

Clerk of Superior Court
Vic Perry 8,180

Register of Deeds
Todd Raby 6,469
Jamie Cochran 5,086

County Sheriff
Robbie Holland 9,538

Board of Education District II
Tommy Cabe 5,751
Bill Taylor 4,109
Write-In 33

Board of Education District IV
Fred Goldsmith 6,218
Carroll Poindexter 3,793
Write-In 26

Macon County Department of Social Services (DSS) will accept applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program known as LIHEAP on Monday, Dec.1, 2014. LIHEAP provides a one-time annual vendor payment to help eligible households with heating expenses.

December 1 – December 31:

To be eligible a household must have either:

  • An elderly person ages 60 and above OR;
  • A disabled person receiving services through the Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS)
  • In addition income guidelines must also be met.

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