Press photo/Linda Mathias - Turnout has been heavy during early voting, which ends at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31.

Macon headed to polls

Thanks to a historic flood of absentee and early voting, about half of Macon County’s registered voters will have already cast ballots ahead of Election Day on Nov. 3. As of Tuesday, Oct. 27 – with five more days of early voting remaining, 12,965…

Haunted Macon


The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t quite crushed Macon County’s spooky spirit this Halloween season.

COVID-19 cases creep up in county


An increase in COVID-19 cases across much the country is worrisome, but Macon County health officials are hopeful that the county can avoid a major spike – if residents follow virus protocols.

Earthquake shakes Macon


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

Volleyball sets sights on MSC title


After six months of uncertainty over whether they would even be able to play this year, Franklin High School’s volleyball teams are preparing for the 2020-21 season.