Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Chensie Berry gets her arm tangled chasing down a rebound earlier this season, while teammates Rylee Corbin (12) and Sydney Chapman (33) look on. Franklin’s JV girls team is 9-1 on the season.
Press photos/Tom Pantaleo - Franklin senior Daniel Pickens attempts to push his Hendersonville opponent away during their match at 215 pounds.
Press photo/Carter Giegerich - Several speakers at Tuesday’s hearing voiced opposition to Duke Energy’s proposed 16.7 percent rate increase.
Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Active hands typically means difficult defense, which was the case Thursday as Macon Middle School seventh-grader Tori Ensley reaches for a steal. MMS throttled Canton 31-13.

News Stories

Rapidly advancing digital technology has been a ubiquitous part of public schools’ operations for several years now, with each year bringing impressive advancements in how students can interact wit

The Macon Overdose Prevention Coalition has a full plate for 2018, with a number of outreach events and planned expansions to harm-reduction services in the works already.

Press photo/Carter Giegerich - Several speakers at Tuesday’s hearing voiced opposition to Duke Energy’s proposed 16.7 percent rate increase.

A crowd of around 60 Duke Energy Carolinas customers turned out for the energy company’s public hearing for a proposed rate increase, despite bitter cold temperatures and freezing rain Tuesday nigh

Sports

Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Chensie Berry gets her arm tangled chasing down a rebound earlier this season, while teammates Rylee Corbin (12) and Sydney Chapman (33) look on. Franklin’s JV girls team is 9-1 on the season.

Thanks to aggressive defense and unselfish offense, Franklin’s junior varsity girls basketball team remains unbeaten in conference play.

Press photos/Tom Pantaleo - Franklin senior Daniel Pickens attempts to push his Hendersonville opponent away during their match at 215 pounds.

Tony Sgro was locked in a neutral position with his opponent. Leading by a point, the Franklin junior only needed to hold on in the final seconds and he’d win.

Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Active hands typically means difficult defense, which was the case Thursday as Macon Middle School seventh-grader Tori Ensley reaches for a steal. MMS throttled Canton 31-13.

With two regular season basketball games remaining, Macon Middle School’s girls sit atop the conference.

Obituaries

Ernest Childers

FRANKLIN - Ernest Childers, 92, of Franklin, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018.

Stephen Charles Higdon

PONTIAC MICHIGAN - Stephen Charles Higdon, 51, of Pontiac, Michigan, son of Judith and Charles Higdon, of Franklin, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018.

HIGHLANDS - Mary “Lorraine” Vinson Talley, 81, of Highlands, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018.

A graveside service will be held at Highlands Memorial Park at a later date.

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