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Homeowners in the Nantahala community will soon be able to expect lower insurance premiums due to the addition of a new substation located about a quarter of a mile above the Nantahala School on Winding Stairs Road.

According to Macon County Fire Marshal Jimmy Teem, the district maps have been approved by Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) and the Macon County Board of Commissioners. “OSFM has also been notified for an inspection to be scheduled so this substation can be brought on-line and the residents and business owners affected by this sub-station can get a lower insurance premium,” said Teem.


Mary Tallent, CIC, of Wayah Insurance Group was recently recognized for professional leadership and advanced knowledge by the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC), a leading national insurance professional organization.

Tallent was awarded a certificate marking more than 15 years of participation as a designated CIC, which requires annual completion of advanced education and training.

“Mary’s ongoing allegiance and support of the CIC Program is a testament to the value she places on “real world” education and customer satisfaction. Your clients, associates, and the insurance profession as a whole will benefit from such dedication,” cited Dr. William T. Hold, CIC, CPCU, CLU, President of the Society of CIC.


Southwestern Community College's Small Business Center and The Franklin Chamber of Commerce are hosting a seminar by Martin Brossman entitled “Building Your Web Presence” on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 1:30 p.m. in the Boardroom of the Groves Center on SCC's Macon Campus.

So you have a website, but it is not being found? As a small business these days, you really need more than just a website. The seminar will cover how to make your site easy for Google to find, and you'll learn tips and techniques to get results. In addition, you'll learn basic information about search engines, social media, webbased directories, and internet marketing. Brossman will also go over free and easy website and blogging options, plus, how to avoid many of the internet scams related to having a website.


Bids rejected for new ambulances on a technicality

According to Haven, the maintenance is not the only thing that is more costly, but the parts for a Dodge are more than a Ford as well.

Beale said that although the maintenance costs may differ between the two vehicles, another benefit of the Dodge Charger is that the car has been vetted by the Highway Patrol. “The Charger has been used and approved by the State Highway Patrol, so we know what to expect when adding them to our fleet,” said Beale.


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