Press photo/Linda Mathias - Dr. Parke Davis works with a patient at the Community Care Clinic in Franklin.
Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Lewis Wareing attempts a corner kick as part of a coaches challenge Wednesday at the Macon County Industrial Park soccer field. The British Soccer Camp took place this week, with four coaches from Challenger Sports overseeing 50 players ages 4-14.
Press photos/Tim Reaves - Volunteer Heidi Hunter pushes a ground penetrating radar system through the tall grass near Cowee Mound on Wednesday.
Press photo/Tim Reaves - Volunteers James Woods, left, and Roy McClure hand food and milk to a young resident of Bateman mobile home park in Otto on Monday.
Press photos/Andy Scheidler - Franklin Amateur Swim Team members compete in the medley relay during a home meet in June. FAST swam Thursday at Highlands, finishing all 80 events for only the second time in five tries. Both came against Highlands, with weather interrupting the other meets.
Photo/Tom Pantaleo - Franklin’s Brock Kloeppel shoots a layup while getting hit on the head by a Cherokee player. Kloeppel, who will be a rising junior for the Panthers, scored 21 points in the summer scrimmage victory over the Braves. FHS went 7-4 overall in June. Youthful hoops squad goes 7-4 in summer

News Stories

A former Macon Middle School teacher will have to register as a sex offender for the next 30 years following a guilty plea in Macon County Superior Court on Monday afternoon.

Press photo/Linda Mathias - Dr. Parke Davis works with a patient at the Community Care Clinic in Franklin.

Barbara Taylor, the new executive director of the Community Care Clinic of Franklin, had been on the job just a couple of weeks when she got some great news for both the clinic and the people it se

Press photos/Tim Reaves - Volunteer Heidi Hunter pushes a ground penetrating radar system through the tall grass near Cowee Mound on Wednesday.

It was hard work pushing around a 70-pound ground penetrating radar at Cowee Mound in the July heat on Wednesday.

Sports

Sammy Gunter revived the boys tennis program at Franklin High School in 2000, after it has been dormant for a decade. At the time, he figured he’d someone else would relieve him soon after.

Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Lewis Wareing attempts a corner kick as part of a coaches challenge Wednesday at the Macon County Industrial Park soccer field. The British Soccer Camp took place this week, with four coaches from Challenger Sports overseeing 50 players ages 4-14.

One by one, they line up for a chance to strut their stuff on the catwalk. The judges grade their performance, with each boy or girl receiving points.

Press photos/Andy Scheidler - Franklin Amateur Swim Team members compete in the medley relay during a home meet in June. FAST swam Thursday at Highlands, finishing all 80 events for only the second time in five tries. Both came against Highlands, with weather interrupting the other meets.

What: Franklin Amateur Swim Team (FAST) at Highlands Hurricanes Swim Team (HHST)
   
   When: Thursday, July 14
   
   Results
   FAST girls 471

Obituaries

Winifred “Winnie” B. Hoffpauir

Winifred “Winnie” B. Hoffpauir, 95, of DeLand, Florida and Franklin, passed away Saturday, July 16, 2016. 

Rickie Joe Day, 60, of Glenville passed away on Monday, July 18, 2016. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 24 at Hamburg Baptist Church with Rev. Nathan Johnson and Rev.

Mary Frances Summer Potts, 79, of Highlands passed away Monday, July 18, 2016. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 22 at Shortoff Baptist Church, with Rev. Andy Cloer officiating.

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