Press photo/Linda Mathias Voters line up at the Robert C. Carpenter Community Building to cast ballots in early voting.

Early voting heavy

Macon County voters are turning out in unprecedented numbers to cast ballots in the early voting period. As of Tuesday morning, Oct. 20, 5,283 Macon County voters had cast ballots during the early voting period. Early voting opened on Oct. 15 and…

COVID cluster found at church


The number of active COVID-19 cases in Macon County has crept up after a cluster was reported at a Franklin Church and new cases were identified at county schools.

Earthquake shakes Macon


Macon County residents had their quiet Sunday morning shaken when an 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck near Sparta, 230 miles away.

Volleyball sets sights on MSC title


After six months of uncertainty over whether they would even be able to play this year, Franklin High School’s volleyball teams are preparing for the 2020-21 season.