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Press photo/Carter Giegerich - Volunteers from the World Changers program Gabe Montgomery (left), Chapman Miller (front) and Lee Hunter work to install a wheelchair ramp at a residence in Franklin on Monday.
Press photos/Andy Scheidler - Jay Bueck goes up for a layup during a scrimmage at Rabun County in June. Bueck is Franklin’s lone returning all-conference selection. He was one of the team’s leading scorers during the 20 scrimmages the Panthers played last month.
Photo/Eric Haggart - Town officials say the feedback on the parallel parking test has been overwhelmingly positive.

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Harris

Representatives from Harris Regional Hospital visited Franklin on Wednesday night to discuss the various services they provide in Jackson, Swain and Macon counties as a part of the Duke Lifepoint s

Senior Center

Macon County is known around Western North Carolina for having a large and robust senior population.

Butterfly Garden

The Little Tennessee River Greenway butterfly garden has finally taken flight once more, thanks to a dedicated group of volunteers working on the project over the past year.

Sports

Machine Pitch

Two weeks.

That’s how much time Franklin’s 7- and 8-year-old All-Star softball team had between district play and state. 

Wood

Mike Wood is at peace. His job is going well, his family is doing well, and his golf game is reaping the benefits.

Press photos/Andy Scheidler - Jay Bueck goes up for a layup during a scrimmage at Rabun County in June. Bueck is Franklin’s lone returning all-conference selection. He was one of the team’s leading scorers during the 20 scrimmages the Panthers played last month.

Basketball championships are won during the winter, not the summer. However, the work done this time of the year can pay dividends when winter rolls around.

Obituaries

Thomas Andrew Guertin, 77, passed away on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at his home in Franklin.

Ruby Fox Henry, 79, of Franklin, passed away Thursday, July 12, 2018.

Thelma Lee Holland, 74, of Otto, passed away Saturday, July 14, 2018.

 A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 18 in the chapel of Macon Funeral Home.

The Franklin Press

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