Representative Meadows urges faster repair of Smokies landslide

Representative Meadows urges faster repair of Smokies landslide

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Officials estimate it will be May or June before U.S. 441 through the Smokies completely reopens, but newly elected Congressman Mark Meadow is urging project managers to hasten the reconstruction. D-11 Representative Meadows (R) sent a letter to Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez on Monday concerning landslide repairs to a…

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Panthers win at East Henderson

The Franklin Panther basketball teams picked up a pair of road wins Tuesday night at East Henderson. The Lady Panthers extended their conference record to 10-1 after knocking off the Lady Eagles 74-39. In the boy’s game it was closer, but the Panthers pull off the win 77-61 and improve to 6-5 in the conference.…

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Safety repairs to FHS baseball facilities OK’d by school board

Spring sports are right around the corner, and the Franklin High School baseball team looks like they’ll have a safer place for hitting practice. At their January 28 meeting, the Macon County Board of Education approved an allocation of $22,000 to make repairs and improvements at the batting cage used by the Franklin High School…

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Angel joins many organizations promoting heart health

Angel joins many organizations promoting heart health

You’ll probably hear a lot about taking care of your heart this month as health officials and others are getting the word out on the nation’s number one killer: heart disease. February is National Heart Health Month and Angel Medical Center is one local organization encouraging you to check up on your heart’s health. The…

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Iotla-Valley PTO rounds up $15K for playground equipment

Iotla-Valley K-4 is a beautiful school that just opened this school year, but something’s missing—there’s no playground equipment. Iotla-Valley’s PTO is determined to change that. School Principal Gary Brown presented a check on behalf of the PTO in the amount of $15,000 to the Macon County School Board January 28. Brown says the PTO raised…

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Lady Panthers eye conference title as season winds down

On the hardwood, the Franklin High basketball team knocked off conference opponent North Henderson Friday night at the Panther Den. The Lady Panthers won by a final of 47-29 and that moves them into a tie with the Pisgah Sugar Bears for the conference lead. The boys dropped 63 points on the Knights, who only…

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  • November 24, 2014 6:00 pmTHANKSGIVING PRAYER SERVICE
  • November 27, 2014 12:00 pmCOMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER
  • November 27, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • November 28, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
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