School Board selects Chris Baldwin as new Superintendent

School Board selects Chris Baldwin as new Superintendent

A new superintendent for Macon County schools was selected on Thursday afternoon. The school board voted unanimously to approve current Franklin High School Principal Dr. Chris Baldwin to become the next Macon County Superintendent. Baldwin said he was honored and humbled by the opportunity, “It’s a great responsibility. I pledge to do my very best…

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Lizard Lick crew to appear in Franklin tomorrow

Lizard Lick crew to appear in Franklin tomorrow

Reality stars from the hit show Lizard Lick Towing will be in Franklin tomorrow for a special meet and greet event at the new Wal-Mart. The North Carolina-based show follows Ron Shirley and his crew at Lizard Lick Towing as they encounter some pretty interesting challenges when trying to repossession automobiles. We spoke with Ron…

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Veterans parade, ceremony in Franklin Monday

Macon County will honor its Veterans with a special parade and ceremony on Monday, November 12, 2012. The event will begin at 11:00 a.m. with a Veterans Parade through downtown Franklin and will be followed by a ceremony at the Gazebo on the Square featuring keynote speaker Rick Norton, President of Vietnam Veterans of America…

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Taste of Scotland: Coming back better than ever

Taste of Scotland: Coming back better than ever

  After taking a year off due to a change of planners, the Taste of Scotland and Celtic Festival is coming back to Franklin in 2013. Doug Morton, Event Chairman, announced details of next year’s festival to the town board this week. Morton says the event is expanding from one to three days with new…

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Ladies Night Out set for November 13

This month’s Ladies Night Out Program will be on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 in the cafeteria at Angel Medical Center. The topic will be Diabetes Awareness. Guest speaker will be Jennifer Trippe, Registered Dietician with Macon County Public Health. She will discuss ways to reduce risk for developing Type II diabetes. Learn how you can…

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Franklin FD’s new rating means lower insurance rates

Franklin FD’s new rating means lower insurance rates

An improvement in Franklin Fire Protection rating is expected to yield lower insurance rates for some home and business owners in the Franklin Area. On Monday, Franklin Fire and Rescue Chief Warren Cabe presented information to the town board on the recent state inspection conducted at Franklin Fire, and the new rating the department received.…

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  • August 21, 2014 9:00 amSMOKY MOUNTAIN VETERAN STAND DOWN
  • August 21, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
  • August 22, 2014 5:30 pmAMERICAN LEGION BINGO
  • August 26, 2014 6:30 pmLADIES NIGHT OUT
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