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Teacher vaccinations underway

Macon County Schools had a productive first week of getting vaccinations to teachers and staff, but there’s still plenty of work to be done. On Wednesday, Feb. 24, Macon County Schools faculty members were allowed to begin receiving COVID-19…

Nonprofits face cut in county funding


With money matters still complicated by the pandemic, Macon County’s nonprofits can’t count on quite as much help from the county government and their community funding pool this year.

Earthquake shakes Macon


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

The boys are back


Ahead of a 2020-21 season that looks a bit different from years past, Franklin’s football team hopes to get back to its winning ways.