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Macon County Sheriff's Department is currently taking applications for the third Citizens Academy course. The course, which is set to begin on Thursday, April 9, will be a 10-week educational program geared toward building community relations.

"Our academy gives citizens an opportunity to learn who they have serving at their Sheriff's Office and an insight as to what goes on in the MCSO and in their community," said Macon County Sheriff Robert Holland. "It also allows citizens to learn how they help us make our community even better. It also allows us an opportunity to hear from community members of how we can better serve them."

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The Macon County Board of Elections showed their appreciation to Russell Bowling, past board member and to Agnes DeHart in honor of her husband, Turner DeHart.

Russell Bowling and Turner DeHart served on the board for many years, the presentation was made at the March 10 meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Smoky Mountains “Spring for Success” Career Fair is scheduled for Friday, March 13, at the Robert C. Carpenter Building (former Macon County Community Building).

A dozen groups and businesses have come together to make the event happen. With a portion of the event being focused on employing veterans, organizations affiliated with veterans joined on to make the event a success. Event sponsors include American Legion Post 108, Macon County Economic Development Commission (EDC), Macon County NC Works Career Center, Southwestern Community College, and Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 994.

"Mark Schuler, veterans employment consultant with NC Commerce, contacted the Macon County EDC about partnering with the Division of Workforce Solutions (DWS), veterans organizations and Southwestern Community College to hold a job fair," said Macon County Economic Development Director Tommy Jenkins of how the event came to fruition.

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On the front door of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Smokey Mountain Chapter 994, is the logo of the VVA and the motto, “Never Again Shall One Generation of Veterans Abandon Another.” The door opens to a group of unfamiliar faces, faces of men who share in a brotherhood not known to any other generation of American Military men. This small gathering was a microcosm of the American men who were used by their government to fight an unpopular war ? men who many times were reviled by their countrymen for their participation in the war. These are men who have stood, unwavering in their loyalty to and pride in the United States of America.

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