Press photo/Jake Browning Cartoogechaye Elementary School third-grade teacher Katie Kennedy sets up a tablet in preparation for her students’ return on Monday.

Teachers gearing up for return to school

There’s less than a week left before Macon County Schools begin their most unconventional school year ever, but teachers and administrators are doing their best to keep a level head as they prepare for students on Monday, Aug. 17. Job number one is…

Chief breaks ground at Nikwasi Mound


Over a year after the Town of Franklin transferred the deed to the Nikwasi Mound to the Nikwasi Initiative, the project took a step forward with a ceremonial ground breaking on Monday morning.

Free COVID tests Aug. 13


Macon County Emergency Management and Macon County Public Health will conduct a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing clinic at Macon Middle School from 8-11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 13. 

Earthquake shakes Macon


Macon County residents had their quiet Sunday morning shaken when an 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck near Sparta, 230 miles away.