Press file photo - Winter Wonderland begins on Saturday, Nov. 25 and continues Saturday, Dec. 2.
Press photo/Tom Pantaleo - Franklin’s Kennedy Conner will jump for Lenoir-Rhyne University next year. Danny Williamson (wearing hat, left) is coaching at L-R following one season at Cherokee High School. That came after a long career coaching at Western Carolina.
Press photo/Ryan Hanchett - Firefighters arrived to find this house fully involved in fire.
Press photo/Tom Pantaleo - Bailey Watts (9) blocks for Brock Kloeppel on the edge. Watts caught four passes, including a 61-yard game-winner, against Pisgah.
Press photo/Carter Giegerich - Downtown merchants are dressed up for Christmas and hoping for strong sales.
Press file photo - Macon children got their first Read2Me story walk in 2016 at Rotary Centennial Park.

News Stories

Press file photo - Winter Wonderland begins on Saturday, Nov. 25 and continues Saturday, Dec. 2.

Now that the turkey-induced dreams of Thanksgiving are over, visions of sugarplums are sure to follow in the minds of holiday revelers young and old.

Press photo/Ryan Hanchett - Firefighters arrived to find this house fully involved in fire.

Fire gutted a home in the Burningtown community on Monday morning.

Press photo/Carter Giegerich - Downtown merchants are dressed up for Christmas and hoping for strong sales.

Windows along Main Street in Franklin are already teeming with lights, tinsel and Christmas lights as shop owners prepare for the surge of customers that accompanies the weekend after Thanksgiving.

Sports

Press photo/Tom Pantaleo - Franklin’s Kennedy Conner will jump for Lenoir-Rhyne University next year. Danny Williamson (wearing hat, left) is coaching at L-R following one season at Cherokee High School. That came after a long career coaching at Western Carolina.

Kennedy Conner experienced a variety of emotions Monday afternoon.
   “Happy, excited, kind of scared to move away,” she said. “But I’m mostly excited about the journey ahead of me.”

Press photo/Tom Pantaleo - Bailey Watts (9) blocks for Brock Kloeppel on the edge. Watts caught four passes, including a 61-yard game-winner, against Pisgah.

Let’s start with the similarities. Both teams are: 
   • 13-0
   • nicknamed the Panthers
   • run-heavy offensively
   • reliant on stout defenses

Press photo/Tom Pantaleo

Franklin assistant coach Greg Trawick celebrates with linebacker Carrington Houston (26) after Friday’s 14-7 victory over Pisgah in the second round of the 2-AA playoffs.

Obituaries

Donald Victor MacMillan

FRANKLIN - Donald Victor MacMillan, 85, of Franklin, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017.

FRANKLIN - Robert Bruce Grant, Jr., 64, of Franklin, passed away Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 in the chapel of Bryant‑Grant Funeral Home.

Eva Mae McCall

FRANKLIN - Eva Mae McCall, 80, of Franklin, died Nov. 20, 2017. Mrs.

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