Press file photo - Franklin aldermen approved a proposal to resurface and refurbish the basketball court at Memorial Park.
Press photos/Tim Reaves - Mountain Valley volunteer firefighter Jeremy Brendle demonstrates a fire suppression technique behind the fire station on Thursday.
Press photo/Tim Reaves - Mountain View Intermediate School sixth-graders Helen Martin, left, and Taylor Foley, center left, chop onions and bell peppers during a Teen Cuisine class at the school on Wednesday.
Submitted photo - Deputies seized 245 Oxycodone pills and $1,640 in cash after a traffic stop.
Press photo/Andy Scheidler -  FHS catcher Bryson Burt snags a pitch during Tuesday’s game against North Henderson. The Panthers have lost four of their last five games.

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Press file photo - Franklin aldermen approved a proposal to resurface and refurbish the basketball court at Memorial Park.

 Memorial Park will get a facelift in the next couple months after the town board of aldermen voted Monday to pursue a less expensive alternative to a plan proposed last month.

Press photos/Tim Reaves - Mountain Valley volunteer firefighter Jeremy Brendle demonstrates a fire suppression technique behind the fire station on Thursday.

Mountain Valley Volunteer Fire Department seems stuck between a rock and a hard place.
   The department covers the smallest fire district in the county, mostly on Cowee Mountain. 

Macon County CareNet is seeking a new executive director following the resignation of Shaina Adkins from that position on April 23. Friday will be Adkins’ last day with the organization.

Sports

On the strength of a seven-run second inning, Franklin’s softball team blew past East Henderson 10-0 on Friday.

Press photo/Andy Scheidler -  FHS catcher Bryson Burt snags a pitch during Tuesday’s game against North Henderson. The Panthers have lost four of their last five games.

The losses continue to pile up for Franklin’s baseball team. The Panthers lost twice at home this week, giving them four defeats in their past five contests.

Between the boom from the cannon, cheers from the crowd and exciting plays on the field, the Panther Pit is home to an electric atmosphere on Friday nights in the fall.

Obituaries

Mack L. McGee, 82, of Franklin, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016. 

dwina Faye Hauversburk, 85, of Franklin, passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2016.
 

Etta Ellis, 88, of Franklin, passed away Friday, April 29, 2016. Memorial services were held Sunday, May 1, 2016 in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, with Pastor Rusty Wolfrey officiating.

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