Photo/Tom Pantaleo - Franklin sophomore Tyler Harrison lays out to block a punt from Brevard’s Samuel Kicklighter. It led to a touchdown in the third quarter.
DOT provides details on Georgia Road redesign, possible roundabouts
William Lee Parker
The area between the purple lines on this map will experience a total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017. Areas in the blue line, including Franklin, lie in the “path of totality.”
Press photo/Linda Mathias - Lamar Marshall stands in a depression that still marks the Trail of Tears as it ran through the Needmore tract in Cowee.
Press photo/Tim Reaves - Students get off a school bus at Macon Middle School on Thursday morning.

News Stories

William Lee Parker

A Macon County man finds himself behind bars on a felony rape charge following an incident Saturday.

The area between the purple lines on this map will experience a total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017. Areas in the blue line, including Franklin, lie in the “path of totality.”

Franklin officials say the town is doing its part to prepare for a once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse set to darken the skies on Aug. 21, 2017.

DOT provides details on Georgia Road redesign, possible roundabouts

Members of the Southwestern Commission’s Rural Planning Organization (RPO) converged on the Boiler Room restaurant in Franklin on Monday night to talk about the future of transportation projects in

Sports

Photo/Tom Pantaleo - Franklin sophomore Tyler Harrison lays out to block a punt from Brevard’s Samuel Kicklighter. It led to a touchdown in the third quarter.

Brock Kloeppel scampers into the end zone, firing the cannon for a fifth time Friday night.

Photo/Tom Pantaleo - Franklin junior Isaac Mullins brings down an Erwin player, while getting help from multiple teammates including Robert McAllister (30).

One season is finished, and another is about to begin.

Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Camden Cochran (73) and Philo Seqouya make a tackle during Thursday’s home game. The Panthers held Waynesville scoreless in the second half of their 22-8 win.

Clinging to an eight-point lead late in the game, Jesse Buchanan didn’t hesitate with a big decision.

Obituaries

Donald Gary Houston

Donald Gary Houston, 65, of Highlands, passed away, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016. 

Ronald Lowell Ledford

Ronald Lowell Ledford, 67, of Franklin, died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 at his home, surrounded by his family.

Charles David Moody

Charles David Moody Sr., 77, of Franklin, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016.

The Franklin Press

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