Franklin Wins a Thriller over Monroe 17-14

After a delay of approximately 15 minutes to begin the game due to a power outage in the press box the electricity never went out in the packed home side of the Panther Pit as Franklin set a new single season wins record with 14 defeating Monroe 17-14.    Jeremiah Young ran 18 yards for…

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One person severely burned in Cowee house fire

One person severely burned in Cowee house fire

Fire officials say an accident involving a cigarette started a fire in the Cowee community on Friday November 21 that left one person with severe burns. At approximately 6:17 p.m. Cowee Fire and Rescue was dispatched to a Structure Fire at 1000 Rickman Creek Rd.  While enroute dispatchers told Chief Dustin Pendergrass that there was…

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Volunteer Fire Departments chosen as Grand Marshal for Christmas Parade

Volunteer Fire Departments chosen as Grand Marshal for Christmas Parade

A wonderful tradition falling on the Sunday after Thanksgiving is the procession of Franklin’s Annual Christmas Parade. This year’s parade is scheduled for Sunday, November 30 beginning at 3pm. We are pleased to announce this year’s Grand Marshals are Macon County’s Volunteer Fire Departments.  All eleven departments are being honored for their commitment and service…

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Citizens talk issues with Police Department

Citizens talk issues with Police Department

The Franklin Police Department held their first “Coffee with a Cop” last week at Main Street Coffee and Yogurt. The event was held in an effort to increase communication between citizens and the police department. Franklin Police Chief David Adams, Sergeant Tony Ashe and Patrol Officer Dwayne Cabe fielded questions from local citizens ranging from…

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Body found in forest confirmed as missing teen

The body found Saturday by searchers in southern Jackson County has been confirmed as 17-year-old Alec Sanford Lansing, who had been missing since November 10. Lansing’s body was discovered in a stream in a remote part of the Nantahala National Forest. Results of an autopsy revealed that the teen died from hypothermia. Investigators believe that…

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Gas expected to drop over Thanksgiving holiday

AAA Carolinas predicts 1.34 million in the state will travel 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving holiday as the lower gas prices are encouraging more people to hit the road. The Motor Club’s Tiffany Wright says the statewide average for regular unleaded is $2.77, down 57 cents from the price during the Labor…

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