Franklin holds off Rabun in scrimmage

The Franklin Panther Varsity Football team defeated the Rabun County Wildcats at the Pit Friday during a scrimmage. The final score of the two-quarter contest was 20-14. Franklin is now gearing up for the regular season opener as they will travel to Murphy on Friday, August 29.

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Police still investigating shooting incident

No arrests have been made in the shooting incident that startled town residents on the night of August 2. Franklin Police say the investigation is ongoing and according to Chief David Adams, they’re now working with the Macon County Sheriff’s Office to identify the suspect who fired shots at a man at 697 West Palmer…

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Local residents encouraged to take part in watershed survey

A watershed survey has been created to assess public opinion about water quality in the Upper Little Tennessee River in Rabun County, Georgia. The headwaters of the Little Tennessee River originate in Mountain City and Wolf Fork Valley, and the mainstem Little Tennessee flows into North Carolina just beyond the City of Dillard, GA. Public…

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Price at the pump expected to decline, energy officials say

Drivers could find more savings at the pump as average monthly gasoline prices are expected to fall through the end of the year. After reaching a peak of $3.69 per gallon in June, the monthly average gasoline price is expected to fall to $3.30 per gallon in December, according to the new short-term forecast from…

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County denies cell tower near airport

County denies cell tower near airport

Listening to concerns from the county planner and airport authority the Macon Board of Commissioners turned down an application for a telecommunications tower to be constructed near 144 Bud Perry Road. The 180 foot tower was the center of a public hearing Tuesday night and would have been utilized by Verizon Wireless to expand coverage…

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Franklin names Angel as Main St. consultant

The Town of Franklin has entered into a contractual agreement with Tony Angel Media to serve as a consultant for the Franklin Main Street Program. “The Town of Franklin is pleased to have Tony Angel Media serve in a consulting role for the Franklin Main Street Program,” said Summer Woodard, Town Manager.  “Mr. Angel has…

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