Photo submitted - No one was home when fire gutted this residence Wednesday morning.
Press photos/Tim Reaves - South Macon Elementary School second grade teachers Tiffany Follari, right, and Courtney Gates, center, make bookmarks with the help of intern Emily White on Wednesday.
Press photos/Andy Scheidler - Franklin’s golf team features three returning players and one who’s played two years in middle school. From left: head coach Felicia Nidiffer, Reilly Stahl, Mackenzie Herman, Olivia Keener, Alex Torres, assistant coach Mitch Nidiffer. Not pictured: manager Caleb Moss.
Photo/Tom Pantaleo - Franklin’s AJ Carpenter leaves the ground while trying to make a tackle during last week’s home game. The Panthers will travel to Murphy Friday for their first road game of the season.
Photos/Tom Pantaleo - Franklin’s Robert McAllister forces a fumble while tackling Asheville’s Demarius Weston on the first play of the second quarter. The Panthers forced three turnovers on defense, but the offense coughed it up four times.

News Stories

Photo submitted - No one was home when fire gutted this residence Wednesday morning.

A fire on Wednesday morning destroyed a residence on Hicks Road despite the best efforts of three area fire departments.

Press photos/Tim Reaves - South Macon Elementary School second grade teachers Tiffany Follari, right, and Courtney Gates, center, make bookmarks with the help of intern Emily White on Wednesday.

Ready or not, school starts Monday.

Macon County will soon be the home of a needle exchange program following a change in state law during the 2016 N.C. General Assembly legislative session.

Sports

Press photos/Andy Scheidler - Franklin’s golf team features three returning players and one who’s played two years in middle school. From left: head coach Felicia Nidiffer, Reilly Stahl, Mackenzie Herman, Olivia Keener, Alex Torres, assistant coach Mitch Nidiffer. Not pictured: manager Caleb Moss.

As the golfers from four schools finished their rounds and turned in their scorecards, Franklin golf coach Felicia Nidiffer noticed something. 

Photo/Tom Pantaleo - Franklin’s AJ Carpenter leaves the ground while trying to make a tackle during last week’s home game. The Panthers will travel to Murphy Friday for their first road game of the season.

Surprises go out the window when Franklin and Murphy meet on the gridiron.
   “Both teams know exactly what to expect of each other,” FHS coach Josh Brooks said. 

Photos/Tom Pantaleo - Franklin’s Robert McAllister forces a fumble while tackling Asheville’s Demarius Weston on the first play of the second quarter. The Panthers forced three turnovers on defense, but the offense coughed it up four times.

It’s not often that a game-altering play occurs in the second quarter of a football game. But that’s exactly what happened Friday night in the Panther Pit.

Obituaries

William Bruce Gregory, 78, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at Snow Hill United Methodist Church with Pastor Steve Miller officiating.

Donald Ray Richeson, 75, of Otto, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. No services are planned at this time. Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Shirley Sanders Callahan

Shirley Sanders Callahan, 70, of Darrington, Washington, formerly of Franklin, passed away Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016.

The Franklin Press

Mailing Address:
40 Depot Street
Franklin, NC 28744 

Phone: 828-524 2010
Fax: 828-524-8821