Photo submitted - Franklin residents Kim Jakushev (left) and Kay Hilty ran in the Boston Marathon this past week.
Press photo/Jake Browning - Clinic manager Amanda Pack, left, monitors Sally Coss as she does some light cardio work for her rehabilitation class.
Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Franklin athletes Tyler Harrison (bench press), Coleman Saunders (spotter), Blake Gibson (pullups) and Dillon Cochran (squats) use the new Legend Fitness equipment installed in the boys’ and girls’ weight rooms.  
Press photo/Jake Browning - County planning board members Ben Laseter, Joe Allen and Joe Deal hear public comments at their board meeting in Cartoogechaye.
File photo - Hay is far and away to most-produced crop in Macon County.

News Stories

South Macon Elementary School will be the site of a new student health center starting next school year.

Press photo/Jake Browning - Clinic manager Amanda Pack, left, monitors Sally Coss as she does some light cardio work for her rehabilitation class.

Sally Coss never expected to have an aneurism. She lived an active lifestyle full of regular exercise, volunteer work and time spent with her family. 

Press photo/Jake Browning - County planning board members Ben Laseter, Joe Allen and Joe Deal hear public comments at their board meeting in Cartoogechaye.

Members of the Upper Cartoogechaye Community Club met at the local firehouse recently to discuss ways to improve government services with the Macon County Planning Board at the board’s regular meet

Sports

Photo submitted - Franklin residents Kim Jakushev (left) and Kay Hilty ran in the Boston Marathon this past week.

Kay Hilty and Kim Jakushev noticed the Boston Marathon was unlike any other race before they even toed the starting line. 

Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Franklin athletes Tyler Harrison (bench press), Coleman Saunders (spotter), Blake Gibson (pullups) and Dillon Cochran (squats) use the new Legend Fitness equipment installed in the boys’ and girls’ weight rooms.  

When Blair King took over as Franklin’s athletic director last year, he knew the equipment in the girls’ weight room had outlasted its usefulness and the boys’ equipment was aging quickly.

Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Lydia Barton leads FHS in scoring this season. 

Lydia Barton has been playing soccer for more than half of her life. The Franklin senior has enjoyed the sport, but viewed it more as a hobby than a passion. 

Obituaries

GLENVILLE - Ester Lee Broom, 82, passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2019.

 Molly Emma Miller

ALMA, MICHIGAN - Molly Emma Miller, 90, of Alma, Michigan, formerly of Franklin, passed away peacefully, Sunday, April 14, 2019 at Masonic Pathways with her family by her side. 

OTTO - Janice Blaine Peak, 73, passed away on April 20, 2019.

Jan was born the daughter of the late Earl and Lucy Watts Blaine on March 28, 1946 in Macon County. 

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