Antique tractors and lots of corn come to Franklin

Antique tractors and lots of corn come to Franklin

The weather cooperated nicely Saturday for two of Franklin’s favorite summertime events, the Sweet Corn Festival, and the Early Farm Days Engine & Tractor Show. The 22nd annual Early Farm Days show was held at the Macon County Fairgrounds where more than 50 exhibitors, from all over the south, displayed antique tractors, engines, and farm…

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Leaders discuss issues facing Franklin

Leaders discuss issues facing Franklin

Franklin Mayor Bob Scott and Town Manager Summer Woodard were featured guests at Thursday’s monthly meeting of the League of Women Voters at Tartan Hall. Drawing from their many years of experience working for the town, they spoke on their “vision of Franklin,” where they think the town is going and problems it’s facing. Scott…

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Judge says no to Kilby

Some initial appeal requests have been turned down by a judge concerning the recent conviction of former Boggs Mountain Animal Shelter Director Lowanda Peanut Kilby. District Attorney Brian Rickman explains Judge Smith’s rulings on both Kilby hearings from last week. “The Judge ruled on the first part, that Mrs. Kilby was not indigent. He ruled…

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Angel, FHS offer football and spirit clinic for local youth

Angel Medical Center and the FHS Athletic Department will offer a football and spirit clinic on Saturday, August 9th at Franklin High School.  The clinic is open to all rising K through 6th grade students only.  The event will be held from 9:30am to 11:30am in the FHS Gymnasium and practice field. “If your child…

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Franklin’s Young named preseason all-state

The 2014 high school football season is approaching and a Franklin Panther has picked up an all-state recognition in the preseason. Franklin linebacker Jeremiah Young, a rising senior, was selected by NCpreps.com for their all-state football team. Last year, Young led the Panthers in both tackles and rushing and was named WNCAC Defensive Player of…

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Town split over Hospice House grant

Town of Franklin leaders say potential liability has steered them away from getting involved in a state grant application for the Hospice House Foundation project in Franklin. The foundation asked the town to apply to be the manager of the grant from the Department of Commerce, which would award $100,000 toward construction of the hospice…

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Community Calendar

  • March 30, 2015 8:00 amRELAY FOR LIFE EASTER BASKET SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER
  • April 2, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • April 3, 2015 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • April 6, 2015 11:30 amFRANKLIN GARDEN CLUB MONTHLY LUNCHEON
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