Press photo/Tim Reaves - Family and friends of Timothy Norris release balloons during a memorial on what would have been his 50th birthday on Tuesday.
Press file photo - TekTone Sound & Signal will expand into the former SKF building at the Macon County Industrial Park.
Press file photo - Fireworks will cap a full day of celebration Monday in Franklin.
Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Shortstop McKayla Sanders throws to first baseman Meliah Mason for an out during Tuesday’s 16-4 win over Cherokee.
Photo submitted - Franklin’s 9-10-year-old All-Star softball team won the District 5 championship after beating Jackson County on Friday. Front row, from left: Makenzie Thomas, Jozy Dehart, Mckenna Plemmons, Olivia Birchard, AnnaRose Warman, McCall Sanders, Delaney Stiles. Middle row: Meyaeh Tran, Kendall Reis, Avery Moffitt, Catherine Rauers, Bailey Cloer. Coaches: Nick Birchard, Ricky Dehart, David Stiles.
Press photos/Tim Reaves -  Stan Penland loads a 1,000-pound grain bag onto a lift at his cattle farm on Iotla Church Road.

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A standoff that lasted more than five hours Wednesday night in the Clarks Chapel community ended with a man hospitalized with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Press photo/Tim Reaves - Family and friends of Timothy Norris release balloons during a memorial on what would have been his 50th birthday on Tuesday.

While singing the old hymn “I’ll Fly Away,” family and friends of Timothy Norris stood in the backyard of his daughter’s home in Franklin Tuesday and released birthday balloons into the blue of a l

Press file photo - TekTone Sound & Signal will expand into the former SKF building at the Macon County Industrial Park.

The news is out and the future is bright for one Macon County company.

Sports

Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Shortstop McKayla Sanders throws to first baseman Meliah Mason for an out during Tuesday’s 16-4 win over Cherokee.

The players admitted they were nervous before Tuesday’s softball game. After a shaky first inning, they settled down and started playing tremendous defense.

Photo submitted - Franklin’s 9-10-year-old All-Star softball team won the District 5 championship after beating Jackson County on Friday. Front row, from left: Makenzie Thomas, Jozy Dehart, Mckenna Plemmons, Olivia Birchard, AnnaRose Warman, McCall Sanders, Delaney Stiles. Middle row: Meyaeh Tran, Kendall Reis, Avery Moffitt, Catherine Rauers, Bailey Cloer. Coaches: Nick Birchard, Ricky Dehart, David Stiles.

Moving up from the 7-8-year-old softball age group to the 9-10-year-old division features a significant change: Batters go from hitting off a machine to live pitching from the opposing team.

Press photo/Andy Scheidler  - Franklin quarterback Andrew Moore launches a deep pass during a summer workout this week.

During the early years of Josh Brooks’ tenure as Franklin’s football coach, the Panthers would play at most three 7-on-7 passing scrimmages during the summer.

Obituaries

Dan Weldon Angel, 81, of Toccoa, Georgia and formerly from Franklin, passed away Monday, June 27, 2016 at his residence.

Russell Calvin Jones, 91, of Franklin, passed away Friday, June 17, 2016.

Peggy Morgan Thompson, 77, of Nantahala Community, Topton, passed away Friday, June 24, 2016. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m.

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