• Flash Flood Watch in effect through Thursday

    FRANKLIN, N.C. – Franklin is under a flash flood watch until Thursday, October at 8 p.m. Neighboring North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia counties are also under a flash flood watch until Thursday. The National Weather Service Office (NWS) cautioned residents to pay attention to later forecasts in case they need to take action. In […]

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  • Body found in vacant field in Nantahala area

    Earlier today the MCSO responded to the Nantahala area after a body was discovered in a vacant field. A vehicle was also located near the deceased male individual. MCSO immediately responded and detectives initiated an investigation into the incident. Detectives were able to identify the victim’s identity fairly quickly and communication was made with a […]

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  • Macon County Jail suspends visitation due to COVID-19

    Due to an increase in Covid exposures in our facility, the Macon County Sheriff’s Office is suspending all inmate visitations at this time. We take safety and security of our staff and inmates as a top priority. Inmates will be able to continue having access to telephones but visitation requires moving of inmates and unnecessary […]

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  • Guzman Arrested on a Variety of Drug Charges

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    On July 1, following an investigation which was initiated following tips from the public, the Macon County Narcotics Unit (MCSO & FPD) executed a narcotics search warrant on a residence on York Lane, in the Skeenah community of Macon County. For several weeks, members of the Narcotics Unit (MCSO & FPD) with the assistance of […]

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  • COVID-19 Cases Declining Rapidly in North Carolina Long-Term Care Settings

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    RALEIGH — New COVID-19 cases in North Carolina long-term care facilities have declined rapidly in the last several weeks. Case rates are down over 15-fold in skilled nursing facilities, adult care homes and other licensed facilities since the peak of transmission in January 2021. Given the rapid decline in new cases, most facilities currently meet […]

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  • Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday, March 14

    Daylight Savings Time

    Daylight Savings Time begins this Sunday, March 14th at 2 a.m. Be sure to set your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed Saturday evening (Spring Forward), and remember to check the batteries in your home smoke detectors. A bill for Georgia to stay in Daylight Savings Time Recently passed by House with a […]

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  • New K9 making a diffence for Macon County Sheriff’s Office


    MACON COUNTY, NC – After only being “sworn in” for less than two months, K9 Jax is already leaving his mark on Macon County. “K9 Jax joined the MCSO K-9 Unit in August of 2020, and since then he has been utilized 27 times for narcotics investigations with his handler, Corporal Derek Stamey,” said 1st […]

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  • Two arrested on child pornography charges in Macon County, NC

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    MACON COUNTY, NC – Two investigations and subsequent arrests in cases that were first initiated in Fall 2020 has Macon County Sheriff’s Office detectives continuing their extensive investigations. On October 16, 2020, detectives from the Macon County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit received an Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Cyber Tip. The Special Victims Unit […]

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  • Governor Cooper Will Extend Evictions Moratorium

    Evictions Moratorium

    RALEIGH: Governor Roy Cooper announced that he plans to extend the state’s evictions moratorium on residential evictions for non-payment of rent through at least January 31, 2021. “This holiday season, too many families are struggling to pay rent as the pandemic surges,” said Governor Cooper. “As the first of the month approaches and rent becomes […]

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  • Macon Public Health identifies COVID-19 cluster

    Covid-19 cluster

    Macon County Public Health has identified a COVID-19 cluster of positive cases in Macon County’s 9-1-1 Communication Center. NC DPH defines clusters of COVID-19 in workplace, educational, and other community settings as: • A minimum of 5 cases with illness onsets or initial positive results within a 14-day period AND • Plausible linkage between cases; […]

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  • North Carolina to Offer Pre-Holiday, No-Cost COVID-19

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    RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will offer more than 300 no-cost, walk-up or drive through COVID-19 testing events over the next two weeks to help North Carolinians protect themselves and their loved ones during the holidays. This includes testing in partnership with new retailers in seven counties across the […]

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  • Deputies execute drug bust in South Skeenah

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    MACON COUNTY, NC – During the evening of October 12, officers with the Macon County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit, Franklin Police Department and NCDPS Probation conducted a search of a residence in the South Skeenah community that led to the arrest of four suspects and the seizure of large quantities of narcotics. During the evening of […]

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  • Operation Jawbreaker suspect sees bond revoked

    Operation Jawbreaker

    In a press release, District Attorney Ashley Hornsby Welch said a key figure in Operation Jawbreaker, a sweep two years ago of suspected local drug dealers acting in concert on a two-state level, was arrested Tuesday and charged with harboring a fugitive. Wade Ennis, 60, is accused of helping James Steele, 47, elude law enforcement […]

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  • Intruder shot during home invasion in Macon County

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    MACON COUNTY, N.C. -Macon County Sheriff Office arrested four individuals following  a home invasion in Macon County, which resulted in one of the suspecting being shot. On July 11, a 911 call was made following an incident in the Addington Bridge Road area of Macon County.  An elderly man reported that he had answered his […]

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  • Four arrested in drug bust in Franklin

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    MACON COUNTY, N.C. – On August 3rd, the Macon County Sheriff’s Officer Narcotics Unit and Franklin Police Department executed a residential search warrant on a residence that has been suspected of continued drug dealing activity and four suspects were arrested within. The search warrant execution led to the seizure of multiple bags containing suspected Methamphetamine […]

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  • COVID-19 case numbers for Macon County

    MACON COUNTY, N.C. – As part of the effort to keep the county informed, Macon County Health Department (JCHD) issues daily detailed updates about the status of COVID-19, including recovery numbers. The following information is from the September 23rd update. MCHD has reported confirmed 606 cases and 7 death due to COVID-19. Currently, 575 have […]

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