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News and Weather Briefing for Saturday, June13, 2020

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Surface high pressure will allow for dry and quiet conditions today. Rain chances return on Sunday and will continue through midweek as an unsettled weather pattern allows for isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms each day.

GoFundMe Established to Benefit Children of David and Dawn Head

On Saturday, 5/23/2020, Macon County Sheriff’s Deputy David Head and his wife, Dawn, a Physical Therapist with Highlands/Cashiers Hospital, were tragically killed in an automobile accident. They leave behind four children, Jeslyn Head (17), J.D. Head (13), Erin Sanborn (17), and Sidney Sanborn (19). This fund has been set up by the employees of the Macon County Sheriff’s Office in an effort to help all 4 children of David and Dawn Head. [LINK]

Second Black Lives Matter Protest in Franklin

There was another Black Lives Matter protest in Franklin last night. Here are videos streamed live by Macon Media from the event. A produced video and photos of the event, and the one on Tuesday, will be published Monday morning.

These are raw and unedited videos with audio from the event, there may be graphical language or visuals. Please preview them before allowing children to view them.

Part One (includes march and speeches)
Post Link so you can see what the community had to say [LINK]

Part Two (this was shot with a phone so my encoder could cool down, so the video and audio quality are not as good)
Post Link so you can see what the community had to say [LINK]

Part Three
Post Link so you can see what the community had to say [LINK]

Most recent Local Government Meetings

The Macon County Board of Commissioners met on June 2nd. [LINK]

The Franklin Town Council met on June 1st. Members of the public and local media outlets were allowed in the town hall. [LINK]

General Forecast Through Sunday Night


Sunny. Highs in the 70s. Winds out of the north around 5 mph.


Partly cloudy. Lows in the 50s. Winds out of the east around 5 mph.


Mostly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the 70s. Winds out of the east around 5 mph in the morning, shifting to come out of the west around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Sunday Night

A chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Partly cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows in the 50s. Chance of rain 50 percent.


Hazardous weather is not expected today. An isolated thunderstorm is possible in the afternoon.


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