Press photo/Ryan Hanchett - SBI investigators worked the scene of a fire that destroyed this trailer on Iotla Valley Park Road.
Press photos/Andy Scheidler - Franklin’s Kandice Parker and East Henderson’s Journee McMinn tie up possession during the second half of Tuesday’s game.
Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Franklin senior Tyler Harrell slips past the East Henderson defense for a layup during Tuesday’s game in East Flat Rock. Harrell and the Panthers will take on Pisgah Friday night in the Panther Den.
Press photo/Linda Mathias - Patrick Jenkins waves from his perch 30 feet above the parking lot of Farm Bureau Insurance.

News Stories

Press photo/Ryan Hanchett - SBI investigators worked the scene of a fire that destroyed this trailer on Iotla Valley Park Road.

A fire that tore through a residence in the Iotla community is under investigation as a possible arson as detectives continue to gather information about exactly what led to the blaze.

Franklin-based Entegra Bank will merge with SmartBank of Knoxville, Tennessee following joint notice of a formal agreement from both companies on Tuesday night.

Sports

Press photos/Andy Scheidler - Franklin’s Kandice Parker and East Henderson’s Journee McMinn tie up possession during the second half of Tuesday’s game.

Sophomore, sophomore, freshman, sophomore and freshman. 

That was Franklin’s starting lineup for Tuesday’s game at East Henderson, a team with eight players that featured six seniors. 

Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Franklin senior Tyler Harrell slips past the East Henderson defense for a layup during Tuesday’s game in East Flat Rock. Harrell and the Panthers will take on Pisgah Friday night in the Panther Den.

Franklin excelled at two areas of emphasis during Tuesday’s game at East Henderson.

Press photos/Andy Scheidler - Tyler Vinson works a move that led to a pin against an East Henderson wrestler. It was one of three victories Vinson posted in a home quad, and he won his weight class at Saturday’s tournament in Canton.

Tyler Vinson might’ve lost his first match of the year, but he’s right back to his winning ways.

Obituaries

SATOLAH, GEORGIA - Ada Elizabeth Rogers Billingsley, 76, of the Satolah Community, passed Jan. 16, 2019 at the Oconee Medical Center.

 Willard Furman Gibson

FRANKLIN - Willard Furman Gibson, 77, passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019 after a period of declining health.

John Will Ledford

FRANKLIN - John Will Ledford, 94, of Franklin, passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2019.

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