Photo/Town of Franklin - The 23rd edition of PumpkinFest aims to appeal to festival-goers of all ages.
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Press photo/Andy Scheidler -  Franklin’s Alex Velasco takes contact during action Oct. 2 against Brevard, while Alan Perez (8) looks on. Perez scored a goal last week in a 2-1 win.

News Stories

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Nothing in the business world stays the same for long, a fact supported by recent news in Macon County.

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Franklin residents have begun casting their votes in the 2019 municipal elections to fill three seats on Franklin Town Council and elect a mayor.

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East Franklin Elementary School principal Landon Holland will be leaving his position at the end of the month.

Sports

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One season is in the books, with two more to go. 

Franklin’s volleyball team closed out the regular season Thursday with a 3-1 win over Smoky Mountain. 

Press photo/Andy Scheidler -  Franklin’s Alex Velasco takes contact during action Oct. 2 against Brevard, while Alan Perez (8) looks on. Perez scored a goal last week in a 2-1 win.

It’s all about redemption. 

Franklin’s soccer team is focusing on that word, whether it’s playing an opponent who beat earlier this season or last year. 

Stephan Pruitt Photography The Naturalist starts in downtown Franklin and it’s 3 1/2 miles until runners reach the Bartram Trail at Wallace Branch. A record number of runners participated Saturday in the 25K and 50K races.

Canyon Woodward is a vegetarian who estimates the last time he ate meat was more than a year ago. 

Obituaries

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CULLOWHEE - James Ralph DeVane, 80, passed away Thursday morning Oct. 10, 2019. A native of South Alabama, he was the son of the late Woodrow and Frances DeVane. 

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Gainesville, Florida -  Ernest Holt, 92, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019.

Ernie was born in Attleboro, Massachusetts and later moved to Florida in the early 1950s.  

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FRANKLIN - Wendell Ray Burston, 69, passed away Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 at Mission Hospital surrounded by his close family. Wendell was born Oct.

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