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On Monday, a Nantahala woman filed three separate temporary civil no-contact orders against fellow community members, after her 15-year-old daughter alleged that an elected official had inappropriate physical contact with her. The family is now claiming they are victims of intimidation.

Melonie Elkins-Howard filed the orders against Macon County Board of Education member Thomas Baldwin, his daughter Melissa Baldwin and Heather Evans. District Court Judge Richlyn Holt issued one of the orders for Melissa, but found no grounds to issue the orders on Thomas Baldwin or Evans.

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With this summer’s completion of the newly expanded airport runway, and the construction of the new Iotla Elementary school expected for spring of next year, the area north of Franklin is steadily developing. With this in mind, officials with the Airport Authority, Macon County Board of Commissioners and the Town of Franklin are jointly seeking to bring municipal water to the burgeoning area.

The goal of getting a steady water supply to the area is nothing new.

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Law enforcement officials are still trying to apprehend the suspect accused of raping a female on Sunday, Sept. 25, in the Nantahala National Forest. The incident occurred at the intersection of Forest Service Road and Wayah Road. The female told authorities that she stopped after seeing a man she thought was incapacitated on the side of the road. She attempted to give the man aid, but upon approaching the suspect, the female told authorities that she was subdued with a firearm and forcibly raped.

The USDA Forest Service is working in conjunction with the Macon County Sheriff’s Office, and the State Bureau of Investigations (SBI) to ascertain and capture the person suspected of the rape.

 

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Jackson County Commissioners approved $179,000 in Economic Development Commission (EDC) funds and $110,000 in Revolving Funds Loan (RFL) to be loaned to Roy Burnette to bring the WRGC radio station back to the air. According to Jackson County Manager Chuck Wooten, Burnette approached the county four or five weeks ago requesting a loan, as did other residents. “We had a couple of inquiries about a loan ... however, those parties chose not to pursue the purchase of the radio station,” noted Wooten.

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