Franklin holds off Pisgah

October 5, 2015

Forced to play a neutral site at Cherokee High School due to the heavy rains, the Franklin Panther football team handled the Pisgah High Black Bears Friday night 21-7. The Panthers took advantage of turnovers, including one interception is the second quarter as Pisgah was threatening to score and tie the game at 14. Franklin’s…

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MC girls basketball signups

September 30, 2015

Macon County Girls Basketball Sign Ups are underway.  Next Signup Date is October 1st, 6-8 at the Community Building.  You can also register online at  For more info call Justin Moffitt, 421-9718

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Panthers take care of Brevard

September 29, 2015

After a back and forth first half Friday night at Brevard, the Franklin Panthers pulled ahead in the final two quarters to win the conference opener. The score at the half was tied at 7-7, but Franklin added 28 in the second half and went on to win by a final of 35-13. Panther Defensive…

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Panthers to take on rising Brevard team

September 25, 2015

The Franklin Panther football team begins conference play tonight as they travel to Brevard to take on the Blue Devils. Both teams come into tonight’s game at 2-2; Franklin is coming off a close loss to Erwin, while Brevard picked up a win last week over Enka. Franklin Head Coach Josh Brooks says while last…

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Bye week for Catamounts after UT loss

September 23, 2015

The Western Carolina University football team is idle this week after coming off a tough loss at the University of Tennessee on Saturday. The Cats dropped to 1-2 after the 55-10 loss at Tennessee, but according to WCU head coach Mark Speir, the score wasn’t indicative of how well the team played. “Even though the…

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Last minute play lifts Erwin over Franklin

September 22, 2015

The Franklin Panther football was edged out Friday night at Erwin in a game that came down to the wire. The game was nothing short of a battle with the lead changing hands throughout the course of the four quarters. In the end, a returned kickoff for a touchdown and a touchdown pass by Erwin…

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Franklin battles Erwin for first time since 2007

September 18, 2015

The Franklin Panther football team looks up to wrap up their non-conference portion of the schedule tonight with a win at Erwin. The Panthers, at 2-1, are coming off a win over Swain, while Erin at 1-2, was defeated last week by Science Hill, Tn. Franklin Head Coach Josh Brooks talks about his team’s defensive…

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Catamounts prepare for tough test at Tennessee

September 18, 2015

The Western Carolina University football team head to Rocky Top this Saturday to take on the University of Tennessee. The Cats, at 1-1, are coming off a tough 28-10 road loss at The Citadel last Saturday as they opened Southern Conference play. Western Head Coach Mark Speir on The Citadel game: “It was very physical…

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Panthers back to action against Swain after open date

September 11, 2015

The Franklin Panther football team returns to the gridiron tonight as they host Swain County. The Panthers are 1-1 and are coming off an open date last Friday. Swain comes in at 2-1 after a win last week over North Henderson. Franklin’s last game was a 34-14 win over Murphy on August 28, and as…

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WCU prepares for SoCon play after Mars Hill win

September 8, 2015

Sophomore tailback Detrez Newsome accounted for two touchdowns including a season-opening, 75-yard touchdown pass on the first play of scrimmage, while senior counterpart Darius Ramsey rushed for two scores as Western Carolina opened 2015 with a 42-14 victory Saturday at E.J. Whitmire Stadium / Bob Waters Field. Each of WCU’s three active tailbacks scored touchdowns…

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  • October 10, 2015 10:00 amAL-ANON MEETING
  • October 10, 2015 12:00 pmFREE COMMUNITY LUNCH
  • October 11, 2015 11:00 amOTTO FIRE DEPARTMENT BBQ FUNDRAISER
  • October 13, 2015 3:30 pmCOWEE FARMERS MARKET
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