Press photo/Tom Pantaleo - From left: varsity cheerleaders Naomi Astling, Teighlor Holland, McKinley Ledford, Emilie Tippett, Riley McConnell, Lindsey Davis, Kelsy Houston (not pictured, Sarah Stone); junior varsity cheerleaders Katie Sanders, Kaitlyn Henry, Chloe Baty, Christa Alexander (manager), Brianna Norris, Rylee Hord-Armes, Madison Phillips.
Photo/Crossroads Chronicle - From left: Scott Donaldson, Phillip Price and Steve Woodsmall.
Press photo/Tom Pantaleo - Franklin freshman Canaan Drake shoots over a Smoky player Tuesday. Drake led the Panthers with 10 boards.
Press photos/Carter Giegerich - The Heartland Band consists of a core group of members with friends and family rotating in whenever possible.

News Stories

Photo/Crossroads Chronicle - From left: Scott Donaldson, Phillip Price and Steve Woodsmall.

The three Democrats in the hunt for the U.S.

Press photo/Linda Mathias

A guest arrives on the red carpet during Night to Shine on Friday, Feb. 9 at the Bloemsma Barn.

A recent survey of homeless Macon County residents revealed a growing need for emergency housing and services in the region, particularly among families with children and local military veterans.

Sports

Press photo/Tom Pantaleo - From left: varsity cheerleaders Naomi Astling, Teighlor Holland, McKinley Ledford, Emilie Tippett, Riley McConnell, Lindsey Davis, Kelsy Houston (not pictured, Sarah Stone); junior varsity cheerleaders Katie Sanders, Kaitlyn Henry, Chloe Baty, Christa Alexander (manager), Brianna Norris, Rylee Hord-Armes, Madison Phillips.

At the start of each school year, Franklin’s cheerleading program selects an inspirational word. This year the word was “fearless.”

Press photo/Tom Pantaleo - No, he’s not doing the limbo. Franklin senior Brock Kloeppel draws a charge from Smoky’s Jared Hughes.

As the final seconds ticked off the clock, Franklin senior Cory Gilbert had a clear path to the basket. The center jumped off both feet and attempted a dunk.

Press photo/Tom Pantaleo - Franklin freshman Canaan Drake shoots over a Smoky player Tuesday. Drake led the Panthers with 10 boards.

Scott Hartbarger reached into a hat and drew a piece of paper with a number one. That meant Franklin’s junior varsity girls basketball team won the tiebreaker and would get to play at home.

Obituaries

Lawrence Kinzie Bird

MCLEAN, VIRGINIA - Lawrence Kinzie Bird passed away on Feb. 11, 2018 at home in McLean, Virginia after a four-year-long battle with cancer.

Francis L. Jackson

WINTER PARK, FLORIDA - Francis L. Jackson of Winter Park, Florida and more recently of Franklin, died peacefully on Feb. 14, 2018 at the age of 93. Born Oct.

 Joyce Juna Ramey Southard

FRANKLIN - Joyce Juna Ramey Southard at 88 years old went home to see Jesus on Feb. 12, 2018.

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