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The following is a statement from the Jacobs family on the closing of People’s.

It has been said that the only constant in life is change. After 55 years of service to the people of Macon County and beyond, offering quality clothing and goods for the family, People’s Department Store on Main Street in Franklin has come to a time for one final change. At the end of this year, People’s will close its doors for good.

Some of you may grieve with our family in the loss of something precious. When J.C. Jacobs opened People’s 55 years ago, the world depended upon its local merchants to provide for their basic needs. With energy and enthusiasm J.C. Jacobs opened his stores and sought to meet the needs of the people while feeding and clothing, raising and educating his family.


U.S. Attorney Anne M. Tompkins has announced a federal grant totaling $900,000 to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in the Western District of North Carolina. The grant program is designed to enhance law enforcement practices and prevention of violence against women.

In announcing the grant U.S. Attorney Tompkins stated, “We are excited about this grant because it specifically targets violence against women within the reservation. Building and sustaining a safe and secure environment in our tribal region is a priority for my office and this grant will help put an end to the unacceptable rate of violence against women in Indian Country.”


A motor home fire occurred on Cowee Mountain Tuesday, October 16. It is owned by Curtis Winkler of Anniston, Alabama.

A passerby alerted Winkler of the fire. No injuries were reported.

Franklin Fire Department responded to the call.


Dates to remember:

— General Election is Tuesday, November 6
— Absentee ballots begin Friday, September 7
— Voter Registration (by-mail) deadline is Friday, October 12
— One-stop absentee voting and same day registration runs from Thursday, October 18 to Saturday, November 3
— Tuesday, October 30 is the last day to request an absentee ballot.

All Absentee ballots must be received by Board of Election by Monday, November 5.


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