Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Franklin second baseman Nevaeh Tran makes the catch ranging toward the outfield in Tuesday’s game.
Photo submitted - Jon Harston’s helicopter was shot down during a mission to rescue the crew of the Mayaguez.
Photo submitted - Fumes from this “shake and bake” meth lab reportedly sickened upstairs neighbors.
Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Center fielder Mckenzie Redoutey nearly reaches the infield and makes the catch for the final out Friday.
Press photo/Carter Giegerich - Vandalism along the Little Tennessee River Greenway has left benches, picnic tables and trash cans in a state of disrepair in recent months.

News Stories

A meeting between Macon County commissioners and the Macon County School Board left the school board with promises of a recommendation to increase the budget for both current expenditures and secur

Photo submitted - Jon Harston’s helicopter was shot down during a mission to rescue the crew of the Mayaguez.

On May 15, 1974, Jon Harston was serving as a flight mechanic on a helicopter based in Thailand when his unit set out to assist in the recovery mission that would come to be known as the Mayaguez I

Photo submitted - Fumes from this “shake and bake” meth lab reportedly sickened upstairs neighbors.

A woman is behind bars in Macon County and her alleged accomplice is in the Rabun County, Georgia, Detention Center following the discovery of a meth lab in Franklin.

Sports

Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Franklin second baseman Nevaeh Tran makes the catch ranging toward the outfield in Tuesday’s game.

The undefeated streak ended Tuesday.

But thanks to the best-of-three format for the regional final, Franklin’s softball team lives to play another day.

Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Center fielder Mckenzie Redoutey nearly reaches the infield and makes the catch for the final out Friday.

The softball state playoffs are sort of like a boxing match, particularly in the later rounds.

Press photos/Andy Scheidler - Franklin’s Taylor Carlton slides safely into home following a wild pitch, while Mount Pleasant’s pitcher tries to cover.

Haeli Bryson turned in another masterful performance, and Franklin’s softball team rolled to a 3-0 win Tuesday in the state playoffs.

Obituaries

Wanda Lee Guffey Hill

JACKSONVILLE, ALABAMA - Wanda Lee Guffey Hill, 71, formerly of Franklin, passed away at her home in Jacksonville, Alabama on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

FRANKLIN - Jerry Allen Patrick, 70, of Franklin, passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

FRANKLIN - Truman Roger Tippett, 72, of Franklin passed away Thursday, May 17, 2018. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 20, 2018 in the Chapel of Bryant Grant Funeral Home. Burial was in Cowee

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