Gas price free fall ends

After gas prices fell nationally for a record 123 consecutive days, the price at the pump inched higher on January 27th. AAA Carolinas Tiffany Wright says that it’s not uncommon for gas prices to increase anywhere from 20 to 50 cents per gallon in February and into spring. “That’s because refineries should down for maintenance,…

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Law enforcement seek abduction suspect

Law enforcement seek abduction suspect

A 43-year-old man who allegedly kidnapped a 14-year-old girl from Chesterfield County, South Carolina remains on the loose. The Macon County Sheriff’s Office and law enforcement in South Carolina are on the lookout for Harland Donald Melton, Jr. Melton reportedly abducted the teen and brought her to Macon County. Fortunately, the teen was found safe…

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The Bowery, Franklin mix-up over sidewalk construction

A new business opening its doors on Main Street this week has raised concerns with the town of Franklin about using property without authorization. The Bowery, a restaurant adjacent to town hall, just wrapped up construction, which included a new sidewalk built on town property to accommodate an emergency exit for the building. The problem…

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Black History/MLK celebration planned in Franklin

The Human Relations Council in Macon County will host a Black History Month and Martin Luther King celebration Sunday, February 8 at 3:00 at the First United Methodist Church. The event will feature guest speakers, special music, the Macon Middle School band, and Franklin Mayor Bob Scott. All are invited to attend.

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Local youth gear up for 2015 Famine

Local youth gear up for 2015 Famine

For the 20th year in a row, youth from Franklin First United Methodist Church are leading the effort to collect food donations to support our neighbors in need.  On Famine Saturday, February 28th, from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm, youth will be stationed at four “Boxville” locations in Franklin collecting cans of food and donations…

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Town cautions about third-party water services

Franklin town officials are encouraging local residents to be cautious about solicitations from third-party groups who are trying to sell water line repair services. Town Planner Justin Setser says a local resident notified them of a notice she received in the mail from a company known as American Water Resources. The company promises to repair…

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