Press photo/Lee Buchanan - This new detour that was paved last week will allow drivers to circumvent roundabout construction at Wayah and Depot streets to turn from Depot on to Wells Grove Road.
Press photo/Linda Mathias - Dorothy Crawford leads the Elder Abuse Awareness March in downtown Franklin on Monday, June 17, which was world Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
Press photo/Lee Buchanan - Daniel Adler is escorted to an ambulance Wednesday on Depot Street after he allegedly pulled a gun while running from police.
Press photo/Tom Pantaleo - Blake Gibson was named Mountain Six Conference Pitcher of the Year. The senior led all players in conference games with a 1.64 ERA. He struck out 33 batters in 25 2/3 innings of MSC action.

News Stories

Press photo/Lee Buchanan - This new detour that was paved last week will allow drivers to circumvent roundabout construction at Wayah and Depot streets to turn from Depot on to Wells Grove Road.

Negotiating the streets of Franklin is about to get a little more complicated when the N.C.

The Franklin Town Council has spoken, and local nonprofits have heard them loud and clear.

Press photo/Linda Mathias - Dorothy Crawford leads the Elder Abuse Awareness March in downtown Franklin on Monday, June 17, which was world Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

Elder abuse is often invisible to most people, and it is consistently one of Macon County’s most underreported crimes. 

Sports

Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Joshua Vernelson swims the freestyle during a FAST home meet on June 6. Vernelson helped his freestyle relay team win on June 13.

What: Franklin Amateur Swim Team (FAST) vs. Cherokee County Aquatic Club (CCAC)

When: Thursday, June 13
Where: Macon County Recreation Park

Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Isaac Dewey signed his National Letter of Intent to play football at Methodist University during a May 24 ceremony in the Franklin High School gym lobby. Joining him, from left: Kiara (sister), L.A. (dad) and Lona (stepmom).

When Isaac Dewey is asked what he most enjoys about playing football, he answers immediately. 

“Hitting people,” Dewey said with a grin. 

Press photo/Tom Pantaleo - Tye Chastain was named Mountain Six Conference Player of the Year. It’s the second straight season Chastain has earned the honor after sharing it as a junior. Chastain ranked second in conference games with a .457 average. He led all players in the 15 conference games by smashing nine extra-base hits, including four homers.

Year: Senior

Position: Infielder, pitcher, catcher

Obituaries

Charles Anders

FRANKLIN - Charles Anders, 95, of Franklin, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2019. He went to be with his Lord after a long and happy life.

FRANKLIN - Sharon Armstrong, 64, of Franklin passed away Thursday, June 13, 2019. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

CHARLES TOWN, WEST VIRGINIA - Curtis Edward Brannon, 87, of Charles Town, West Virginia, passed away on June 8, 2019. 

The Franklin Press

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