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Press photo/Jake Browning - Teachers listen and take notes during a presentation at Macon Printing
Press photo/Jake Browning - Franklin High School student J.D. Valentine plays along with Macon Middle School student Violet Penland while she practices.
Press photo/Tom Pantaleo - Sydney Williams drives to the bucket earlier this season. Williams was one of three Panthers interior players to score in double figures during Tuesday’s MSC tournament victory.
File photo - The van was traveling on US 64 when it ran off the road and rolled three times.
Press photo/Jake Browning - Zach Pazar edits graphs to better understand data for his science fair project.

News Stories

Press photo/Linda Mathias

The court has been chosen for the Mr. and Ms. Franklin High School Dance. The dance is scheduled for Saturday, March 9 at the FHS gym.

Press photo/Jake Browning - Teachers listen and take notes during a presentation at Macon Printing

A group of Macon County teachers spent Wednesday touring businesses to learn more about potential careers for their students.

Press photo/Jake Browning - Franklin High School student J.D. Valentine plays along with Macon Middle School student Violet Penland while she practices.

Franklin High School band members are offering their expert advice to younger musicians at an after-school program called Adopt a Band Kid.

Sports

Tyler Harrell hit multiple crucial 3-pointers for Franklin during an overtime win last week at Smoky Mountain.

Press photo/Tom Pantaleo - Sydney Williams drives to the bucket earlier this season. Williams was one of three Panthers interior players to score in double figures during Tuesday’s MSC tournament victory.

It’s apparently all or nothing in the Franklin-Smoky Mountain rivalry. 

Press photos/Andy Scheidler - Bradley Stiles uses his head to help secure a rebound during action Friday against Brevard in the Mountain Six Conference tournament.

Franklin’s JV basketball teams won conference titles in the regular season, and both are in position to win tournament championships.

Obituaries

Earl Edward Fickling

FRANKLIN - Earl Edward Fickling, 83, of Franklin, left this life for his heavenly home on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019.

Betty Ulrich Weiland

MARRIETTA, GEORGIA - Betty Ulrich Weiland, 94, passed away on Feb. 2, 2019, in Marietta, Georgia. 

FRANKLIN - James Hill Broadwell, 79, of Franklin, passed away Monday, Feb. 18, 2019.

Born in Tampa, Florida, he was the son of the late Everett Broadwell and Sherie Melton Broadwell. 

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