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8:35 pm on 08-18-2017
Rankin Square

A few people have been gathered in Rankin Square and on the sidewalk next to Rankin Square, where the local memorial to local soldiers who fought in the Civil War stands, with Confederate Battle Flags, and an American flag. I (Bobby) spoke with several and they said they were there to show support for their ancestors and to keep the local war monument intact. There were several children with their families, and they were playing in Rankin Square.





Three cars from the Macon County Sheriff Office was parked nearby on Stewart Street with about four deputies standing next to the cars. When I came by, they were speaking with one of the flag wavers who came across the street to speak with them.

Mayor Bob Scott was there, too. He was on the sidewalk conversing with an elderly couple and left around 8:20 pm or so.

The gathering looked peaceful for the twenty minutes or so I was there.


8:46 pm
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12:25 pm on 08-18-2017

Scanner Frequencies

If you have a scanner and do not know what the local public agencies use, here are a few:

Macon County Fire (Main Dispatch Channel)
453.350

Fire-TAC (Used as a Secondary Channel, not a tactical channel)
453.025

Fire-Ops (used as a tactical channel or local command channel)
460.575

Macon County Sheriff Office
460.3125

Franklin Police
460.225

Town of Franklin Maintenance (will be used by staff to coordinate activities)
453.075

Macon County Airport
123.050

Macon County EMS
155.325


There are more listed at http://thunderpigblog.blogspot.com/p/macon-and-jackson-county-frequencies.html


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Macon Media Communications Plan During Eclipse

Out of an abundance of caution, here are a list of platforms Macon Media will use if Facebook goes down this weekend or on Monday due to increased internet traffic, with the platforms listed in order of personal preference.

1. Facebook

Macon Media News, Weather and Information
fb.com/MaconMediaNews

Macon Media (the old page)
fb.com/MaconCoMedia

2. Website

Solar Eclipse Traffic (1st backup, will allow detailed posting)
is.gd/eclipsetraffic

Macon Media (regular posts; 2nd backup)
MaconMedia.com

3. Twitter (limited by 140 characters; will allow livestreaming via Periscope)

twiiter.com/WNCscan
twitter.com/MaconMedia

4. Google Plus

WNCscan
plus.google.com/b/112483742818260664333/

Macon Media (autopublishes from MaconMedia.com)
plus.google.com/b/113044557795269878732/


5. Periscope (live video)

Macon Media
https://www.pscp.tv/MaconMedia


Also, you can listen to public safety radio traffic at the following locations. via Broadcastify, which is also available as an app for your mobile devices. Just be aware that these feeds are being run by a person associated with local government, so if their bosses tell them to pull the plug, the feeds will be gone.

Macon County Fire
http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/23557/web

Macon County EMS
http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/23904/web

Unfortunately, I have been unable to get the public safety feed back up so far.

--Bobby
Publisher & Editor
MaconMedia.com
12:00 pm on August 18, 2017


PS --Of course, if the internet goes belly up, there will be no way (at this time, at least) for Macon Media to pass along the news until access to the internet is restored. In a year's time there will be an alternate communications path established within at least the downtown area that can be expanded.


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9:55 am on 08-18-2017 

Press Release
For Immediate Release
August 18, 2017


Macon County Emergency Services
Warren Cabe, Director
104 East Main Street
Franklin, NC 28734

As the time of the Great American Eclipse of 2017 is rapidly approaching and with the probability good for weather conditions favorable for viewing, residents can expect to see an increase in traffic on our roadways throughout the weekend and into next week. No significant changes to travel patterns or road closures to any of the major roadways outside of the municipal limits are planned, but travelers should allow some extra driving time due to any unexpected delays.
 



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08-18-2017 at 8:25 am

First post.  Testing Map Creation and Embed.




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