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News Stories

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The Macon County Board of Commissioners approved the installation of a 175-foot telecommunications tower at 575 CR Cabe Road in Franklin during its meeting Tuesday night.

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Franklin is getting a new restaurant, but residents will have to wait a little while longer see what’s on the menu.

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The Macon County Board of Commissioners made two investments to improve internet access for residents of Otto, Scaly Mountain and Highlands at its meeting Tuesday night.

Sports

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History has shown Franklin matches up very well with Swain County on the gridiron. 

In the past 13 seasons under coach Josh Brooks, the Panthers have beaten the Maroon Devils 12 times. 

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Tiana Roper is in her third season on Franklin’s tennis team, making her the most experienced player on the roster.

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After opening the season by scoring seven goals in a win, Franklin’s soccer team went into a scoring and winning drought. 

Obituaries

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SYLVA - Born Dora Ann Allen, aka “Dodie,” March 4, 1935 in Hollywood Florida, she graduated from Fort Lauderdale High School. 

FRANKLIN - Betty Lee Davis, 87, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019 at her home in Franklin. 

A private service will be held at a later date.

HIGHLANDS - John Wendell Cleaveland, 77, passed away on Sept. 4, 2019 in Highlands.

Arrangements are being handled by Cremation Society of the Carolinas in Raleigh.

The Franklin Press

Mailing Address:
40 Depot Street
Franklin, NC 28744 

Phone: 828-524 2010
Fax: 828-524-8821