WCU, SCC back in session

College is back in session here in the mountains. On Monday, students attending Southwestern Community College and Western Carolina University began classes for the fall semester. Both schools continue to see expansion in enrollment, with WCU expecting more than 10,000 students and Southwestern expecting more than 9,000 students this year through its curriculum and workforce…

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Local bank extends helping hand to community

The Franklin branch of Wells Fargo continues to go above and beyond for the local community by holding a drive for Wish List” from the Appalachian Animal Rescue (which was Macon County Humane Society). Not only are the branch team members bringing in items, our customers are encouraged to do so as well. The bank…

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LBJ Job Corps preps for 50th anniversary events

LBJ Job Corps preps for 50th anniversary events

This week marks the 50th Anniversary of the Job Corps and some special events have been planned at the Lyndon B. Johnson Job Corps Center in Franklin to celebrate. Arthur Phalo, Director of the LBJ Job Corp Center, explains the staff and students have planned a week of special activities and are inviting the public…

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Education rally fills town square

Education rally fills town square

Over 40 local teachers and residents gathered at the gazebo in downtown Franklin Wednesday for a rally in support of public education. Macon County joined other counties across the state who also gathered at the mid-day hour at similar rallies held in support of public education. John deVille, Franklin High School history teacher and president…

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Tower plans on West Old Murphy Road turned down, for now

Two applications for telecommunications towers were presented Tuesday to county commissioners and both have been turned down. The second application and public hearing was held over the proposal of a 180 foot tower at 2533 West Old Murphy Road. Following the recommendation of county planner Matt Mason, the board unanimously turned this application because a…

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Franklin holds off Rabun in scrimmage

The Franklin Panther Varsity Football team defeated the Rabun County Wildcats at the Pit Friday during a scrimmage. The final score of the two-quarter contest was 20-14. Franklin is now gearing up for the regular season opener as they will travel to Murphy on Friday, August 29.

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  • April 30, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • May 1, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • May 7, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • May 8, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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