Friday High School Football Scores

Friday night in High School Football action the Smoky Mountain Mustangs fell on the road to Pisgah 35-26; Franklin defeated Hendersonville 21-13; Cherokee beat Rosman 39-21 while Swain County upended Andrews 48-18. This Friday’s Smoky hosts Hendersonville; Franklin hosts Brevard Cherokee hits the road to Andrews and Swain heads to Rosman.

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2nd Movie Night for the Town Being Hosted Friday Night

The Town of Franklin will host its second outdoor movie featuring DreamWorks Animation’s movie Trolls at 7:15 p.m. on Friday, October 6 in the lower level parking lot by town hall. The movie hosted by the town is free to the public. Seating will not be provided at this outdoor event, and the public is encouraged to bring blankets and […]

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Town of Franklin Now Accepting Online Bill Payments

The Town of Franklin recently announced the town’s automated bill paying system for utilities is now underway for residents and businesses. The new bill paying system recently implemented by the town offer residents and the business community a new convenient and secure way to pay water and sewer bills online. Residents and businesses are encouraged to utilize the new online […]

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Mission Health’s Contract with Blue Cross Expires

From Mission Health: Mission Health’s contract with Blue Cross has expired and essentially all Mission Health physicians and facilities are now out-of-network providers with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC). Important exceptions to Mission Health being out of network include: Emergency care, which always remains in network regardless of our network status with BCBSNC; Blue Cross Federal […]

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National Park to Re-Open Chimney Tops Trail

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials will open the Chimney Tops Trail to a newly developed observation point starting Friday, October 6, 2017. The entire trail has been closed to the public since the Chimney Tops 2 Fire event occurred in late November 2016. “We are excited to complete the work on the Chimney Tops Trail in time for the […]

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Town Council Approves Holiday Street Closing Requests

At this week’s meeting of the Franklin Town Council, two street closings were approved by council members for upcoming holiday celebrations. The town voted unanimously to close Bidwell Street on Halloween for trick or treating as well as Iotla and Main Streets on New Year’s Eve for the annual Ruby Drop. At the suggestion of Council Member Brandon McMahan, the […]

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Franklin Town Council Passes Brunch Bill

Last night at their monthly meeting, the Franklin Town Council voted unanimously to pass the “Brunch Bill” ordinance allowing alcohol sales before noon on Sundays. The vote came after a public hearing at which two citizens spoke in favor of the ordinance. Town Council Member Billy Mashburn was absent and excused from the meeting. “I think the ‘Brunch Bill’ will […]

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Tip-a-Cop Raises Over $7,000 for Shop with a Cop Program

Topping last year’s proceeds, the third annual Tip-A-Cop held last week at Motor Company Grill was a huge success raising over $7,000 for Macon County Sheriff’s Office annual Shop with a Cop program. Members of the MCSO and the Highlands and Franklin Police Departments were waiters and waitresses for the evening serving dinner to the steady stream of customers who […]

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Macon County Board of Education Looks at Expansion of South Macon Elementary

With South Macon Elementary School’s enrollment slightly over capacity, the Macon County Board of Education continues to address the overcrowding issue by proposing an expansion at the elementary school. The much-needed expansion at South Macon was included in the district’s long-range plans recently submitted to the County Manager Derek Roland for consideration by the Macon County Board of Commissioners. Enrollment […]

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