Panther baseball looks to snap skid at Smoky Mountain

The Franklin Panther varsity baseball team will head to Smoky Mountain this afternoon for the Battle of Cowee Mountain on the diamond. Franklin got off to a strong start, but has dropped its last three—with errors proving costly in those games. The 3-4 Panthers will look to get back in the win column against the…

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S.C. man charged in stabbing

S.C. man charged in stabbing

Macon County Sheriff’s Office Detectives investigated a stabbing between two South Carolina men this week. Joe Hughie Williams Jr. allegedly stabbed his son-in-law in the abdomen following a heated altercation according to a witness that called 911. The victim was taken to Angel Hospital by EMS and then to another medical facility for further treatment…

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Dispose of unused medication safely this Saturday

State officials are taking part in a nationwide effort this week to raise the awareness on the dangers of poisoning. In North Carolina, more than 75 percent of unintentional poisoning incidents are due to prescription and over-the-counter medications. Kate Carr, President of Safe Kids Worldwide, says this week is National Poison Prevention Week, and while…

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Learn about invasive plants and more at free event

In celebration of North Carolina Invasive Plant Awareness Week, Land Trust for the Little Tennessee and Friends of the Greenway, Inc. will host an educational event at the Tassee Picnic Shelter on the Little Tennessee River Greenway. Sponsored by Duke Energy, this event will include experts from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NC Forest…

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Franklin man accused of lewd conduct with child while working

An investigation leads to child sex charges against a Franklin man. Charles Wilson Atkinson, age 38, of Franklin was detained March 14 following an investigation by the Sheriff’s Office and children’s advocacy group KIDS Place. The investigation into Atkinson’s inappropriate conduct with a young child began when he was working at a woman’s home in…

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County to rename community building for late Senator Carpenter

County to rename community building for late Senator Carpenter

In recognition of his lifetime of service to others and his community, county commissioners unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday to memorialize the life of the late Robert C. Carpenter. The county’s community building located on the Georgia Road will now be known as the Robert C. Carpenter Community Facilities Building as a permanent memorial to…

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  • November 28, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • December 4, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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  • December 11, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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