Panthers eye unbeaten regular season, conference title tonight

The Franklin Panther football team returns to the Pit tonight in hopes of finishing the regular season without losing a game. Franklin, now 10-0 overall and 6-0 in the conference, will host 5-5 Tuscola tonight for Senior Night. A win tonight would mark the third time the Panthers have closed a regular season undefeated since 2011.…

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New Hope Center: A haven, second chance for local homeless

Homelessness is an unfortunate reality across the nation and even right here in Franklin—but a local ministry plans to roll out hope and options for those facing hard times in Macon County. Lowell Monteith, director of the New Hope Center, spoke with town aldermen at their November meeting. He says the New Hope Center is…

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Brush fire torches two cabins in Otto

Two cabins were destroyed Tuesday afternoon after windy conditions sparked an out of control brush fire in Otto. The incident occurred off of Bates Branch Road at approximately 4:25 p.m. Barry Cabe with Otto Fire & Rescue says gusty winds carried an ember from a brush pile, that was burned and extinguished earlier in the…

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WCU band to lead Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

WCU band to lead Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

When the 505 members of the Western Carolina University Pride of the Mountains Marching Band pound the pavement of New York City for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, they won’t be just taking part in the beloved holiday tradition. They will be the very first parade participants to hit the streets that morning. That’s because…

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Franklin woman killed in two-car collision

A 75-year-old Franklin woman was killed Wednesday afternoon after a two-car collision on the Georgia Road. According to the Bryson City Post of the Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at approximately 1:20 p.m. on US 441 at the intersection of Prentiss Bridge Road. State Troopers indicate that the victim Virginia Norton ran through the stop…

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Macon leaders gear up for next term

Macon County leaders are preparing for the next four years after the voters made their decisions in the 2014 mid-term election Tuesday. Although it was a strong night for incumbents, Maconians chose Gary Shields for County Commission and Fred Goldsmith to the School Board. Joining Shields in District II on the Board of Commissioners will…

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  • May 28, 2015 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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