Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Proper tackling form (gritted teeth optional) was one station among many of the Kids & Pros event held last week at Franklin High School. Children ages 7-13 participated in the free event thanks to sponsorship support from multiple organizations.
Photo submitted - An artist’s rendering provides a preview of the replacement hospital.
File photo - Men's Teen Challenge of the Smokies opened in 2015 on a 15-acre site along the Cullasaja River.
Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Keagan Pollock (30) and Bradley Stiles (32) are two sophomores returning to the JV squad.

News Stories

The Macon County Economic Development Commission is developing a strategic plan for the outdoor recreation industry in order for the local economy to further capitalize on one of the region’s most

In May, the Lyndon B. Johnson Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center in Franklin was facing upheaval and an uncertain future after a federal government decision to overhaul the program.

Photo submitted - An artist’s rendering provides a preview of the replacement hospital.

Franklin’s Planning Board approved of a plan to build a replacement hospital for Angel Medical Center at its meeting on Monday.

Sports

Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Proper tackling form (gritted teeth optional) was one station among many of the Kids & Pros event held last week at Franklin High School. Children ages 7-13 participated in the free event thanks to sponsorship support from multiple organizations.

Approximately 90 youth participated in the Kids & Pros Youth Football Clinic, learning how to hone gridiron techniques, such as heads up tackling, to having fun and chucking footballs as far as

Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Keagan Pollock (30) and Bradley Stiles (32) are two sophomores returning to the JV squad.

Tres Rogers had two primary goals for this summer. 

“Making sure we were having fun and getting better,” he said. 

Press photos/Andy Scheidler - Trey Penland goes up high to corral a rebound. The rising sophomore will transition to the varsity after being one of the leading scorers on the junior varsity team last year.

It’s a revamped team for Franklin boys basketball coach Doug Plemmons. The 2019-20 squad will be much different than a year ago. 

Obituaries

FRANKLIN - Sharon Armstrong, 64, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2019.

A celebration of life will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 20 at the Macon County Veteran’s Memorial Park.

FRANKLIN - Jonathon Thomas Boucher, 32, passed away Monday, July 9, 2019.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, he was the son of Jodee Kerber Boucher and the late Ronald Thomas Boucher. 

Brenda “Joyce” Cheek

FRANKLIN - Brenda “Joyce” Cheek, 72, passed away Friday, July 12, 2019.

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