Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Sam Hoyle (12) and Heidi Shope apply pressure after an inbounds pass during first-half action Tuesday against East Henderson. Shope rolled her ankle late in the second quarter of the nine-point loss.
File photo - Attendance increased at the Folk Heritage Festival.
Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Tyler Harrell tries to save a ball near baseline by throwing it off an East Henderson player. Harrell scored nine points in Tuesday’s win.
Photo/Clay County Progress/Joe Davenport - A Franklin man, who was a passenger in this Dodge Ram, died at the wreck scene on U.S. 64.

News Stories

File photo - Attendance increased at the Folk Heritage Festival.

For the second consecutive year the Cowee School Arts and Heritage Center brought in a record number of visitors.

As Macon County Schools looks ahead to the coming year’s budget, a great deal of uncertainty hangs in the air over the funding of elementary school teachers and class size requirements handed down

Public hearings dealing with modifications to existing county ordinances don’t normally draw much attention.

Sports

Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Tyler Harrell tries to save a ball near baseline by throwing it off an East Henderson player. Harrell scored nine points in Tuesday’s win.

To motivate his players to become better free throw shooters, Franklin coach Doug Plemmons puts pressure on them in practice by requiring a make percentage to avoid punishment.

Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Sam Hoyle (12) and Heidi Shope apply pressure after an inbounds pass during first-half action Tuesday against East Henderson. Shope rolled her ankle late in the second quarter of the nine-point loss.

With a little more than a minute left before halftime, Heidi Shope jumps to block a shot from behind. She deflects the ball out of bounds, but upon landing, her left ankle gives out.

Press photo/Tom Pantaelo - Franklin’s Sam Hoyle and a Brevard player tangle during Friday’s game in the Panther Den. Hoyle scored 12 points, grabbed six rebounds and made six steals in the 23-point conference victory.

Tied 19-19 at halftime, Franklin’s lineup for the start of the second half featured a pair of seniors with a trio of freshmen.

Obituaries

Lois Lee Bowser

FRANKLIN - Lois Lee Bowser, 88, of Franklin, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018.

Burrell Jackson Giddens

FRANKLIN - Burrell Jackson Giddens, 100, of Franklin, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018.

FRANKLIN - Robert “Bob” Lamar Huscusson, 70, of Franklin, passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2018.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

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