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News Stories

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The approval of a new Verizon Wireless cell tower at CR Cabe Road will have to wait another month after the Macon County Board of Commissioners voted to suspend the decision after hearing from loca

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Every mass shooting stirs a renewed national debate about access to guns and the ethics of gun ownership, and the recent massacres in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio have brought the issue into sha

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The Macon County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously at its Tuesday meeting to give county manager Derek Roland a $20,000 raise, bumping his annual salary to $140,000.

Sports

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The players remember the sinking feeling when they found out they didn’t qualify for the 2018 playoffs.

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The final touchdown tally advantage went to Tuscola in Saturday’s scrimmage in Waynesville. Yet the young and inexperienced Franklin players held their own with the senior-laden Mountaineers. 

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On the heels of a solid performance against the best amateur disc golf players in the world, Jacob Reiche feels like it’s time to make the move. 

Obituaries

OTTO - Elizabeth Ann Nichols, 49, of Otto, passed away Friday, August 9, 2019. 

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OTTO - Jill Oden Overly Lee, 87, of Otto, passed away Monday, August 12, 2019.

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FRANKLIN - Monty Claire Andrews, 88, of Franklin passed away Tuesday, August 13, 2019.

Born in Kankakee, Illinois, he was the son of the late Clarence Andrews and Cora Butler Andrews.  

The Franklin Press

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Franklin, NC 28744 

Phone: 828-524 2010
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