Emmanuel College Ag Dept. looking for donations

The Emmanuel College Agriculture Department is in need of working farm equipment for class demonstrations and lab activities and is asking for the public’s help. Owen Thomason, department developer and chair for the Diversified Agriculture Program at the college, said the program is fairly new. “This is our third year with the diversified agriculture program at Emmanuel College. We are […]

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Bridges to Success offers free training to those who qualify

The Bridges to Success Career Training Program offers free training courses in a number of career pathways. Qualified applicants will receive tuition, books, tools and childcare as well as transportation reimbursement. Interested persons can choose from air conditioning technology, automotive collision repair, commercial truck driving, diesel engine technology, healthcare access representative, ManufactuReady and welding technology. Applicants must be between 16-24 […]

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FC Commissioners approve conditional use permits for two poultry farms

The Franklin County Board of Commissioners approved two requests by property owners for poultry houses and tabled another request for educational/transitional housing at the January meeting. Aubrey Lunsford requested permission to build a poultry farm consisting of four houses on Shackleford Road. County Manager Beth Thomas said the recommendation from the Planning Commission was for approval with certain conditions. Lunsford […]

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