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The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office has outstanding warrants for two individuals for crimes related to a major copper theft that occurred on Rice Road in Cashiers, N.C.

Chad Vincent Wood, 34, listing a Sapphire, N.C. address is wanted for one count of felony breaking and entering, one count of felony larceny after breaking and entering, one count of felony larceny, one count of felony possession of stolen property and one count of injury of real property.

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World War II veterans are being sought to participate in one of the final two flights of Honor Air.

Honor Air, a project of Rotary District 7670, takes World War II veterans to Washington, DC to visit the World War II Memorial and other monuments.

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When the county commission was laying out its 2010-11 budget back in June of last year, they took the status quo budget for the year and then asked every department in the county to cut 10 percent. It was a grueling process that took numerous work sessions and discussions with department heads to hammer out. In the end, they were successful, but the county was still uncertain what would happen with revenues that have been dropping consistently since 2008.

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Brooks takes over as interim principal

According to sources, Terry Bradley, principal at East Franklin Elementary School, was given an ultimatum on Tuesday last week to resign or face immediate suspension with pay while an investigation into “leadership issues” is conducted. Rumors are rampant about what exactly led to the suspension, but this Tuesday, long-time Macon County educator Larry Brooks was sitting behind the principal’s desk at the school.

Superintendent Dan Brigman said he could not give details about the suspension, but emphasized that no criminal allegations were involved. Brigman stated that it was Bradley’s performance which was under review. “This is an internal review of leadership issues,” he said.

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