Maconians asked to share ideas for region’s economic future

A big economic development vision for the western mountains is underway and the project needs additional input from Maconians. A Regional Vision Workshop for the project, known as Opt-In, will be held Thursday, February 6, at Tartan Hall in Franklin from 6 to 8 p.m. Stacy Guffey, a coordinator on the Opt-In project, says this…

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Youth ask town to declare hunger month

Youth ask town to declare hunger month

The month of February is a big deal to some local youth who are ramping up efforts in the fight against hunger here in Franklin and across the world. Youth from the Franklin First United Methodist Church will take part in the 30 Hour Famine for the 19th straight year—the event collects food donations to…

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Franklin runner honored by Southern Conference

Franklin runner honored by Southern Conference

Western Carolina’s Genevieve Emrick was named the Southern Conference’s Track Athlete of the Week becoming the fourth Catamount athlete to earn weekly recognition from the league this season. Emrick finished the 400 meters at the Bob Pollack Invitational with a time of 55.98, which converts to a 55.25 on the SoCon ranking list for 400…

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Highlands-Cashiers Hospital officially partners with Mission

Highlands-Cashiers Hospital officially partners with Mission

On Friday officials with Highlands-Cashiers Hospital (HCH) and Mission Health completed the legal process required to bring HCH on as a full member of Mission Health. This action follows approval of the arrangement by the HCH and Foundation Boards of Directors as well as Mission Health’s Board of Directors during their respective meetings on Jan.…

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Town accepting ideas on new gazebo design

Town accepting ideas on new gazebo design

The gazebo centered in Franklin’s town square is up for a big renovation, and town leaders say they’ll look to local residents for ideas. At the town’s retreat last month, a sketch showing a potential future design for the gazebo was presented and the plans stirred reaction among some of the town’s residents. During the…

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Two Panthers declare college football plans on National Signing Day

High School athletes across the nation are making plans to compete at the next level today on National Signing Day. Two football players for the Franklin Panthers announced they’ll play on Saturdays. Senior lineman Daniel Marr and senior tailback Marquel Manning have both committed to Limestone College located in Gaffney, SC. Marr and Manning had…

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