Press photo/Linda Mathias - Adrian Cruz hangs on to his brother Miguel as they ride a sled Saturday. For more snow photos, see page 8A.
Photo submitted - The home on Stillhouse Branch was a total loss.
Photos submitted - Franklin’s JV cheer team brought home the first-place trophy for the second straight year. From left: coach Lynn Baker, Madison Phillips, Kaitlyn Henry, Chloe Baty, Katie Sanders, Brianna Norris, manager Christa Alexander, Rylee Hord-Armes.
Jerimy Adam Burr
Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Macon Middle eighth-grader Trey Penland glides to the basket for a layup during Monday’s 58-9 victory over Bethel.
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Press photo/Linda Mathias - Adrian Cruz hangs on to his brother Miguel as they ride a sled Saturday. For more snow photos, see page 8A.

With little warning, the fury of winter was unleashed on Franklin as a winter storm dumped anywhere from 8-14 inches of snow across the area over the weekend.

Photo submitted - The home on Stillhouse Branch was a total loss.

Winter weather conditions contributed to a fire that destroyed a residence in the Burningtown community on Saturday night.

Jerimy Adam Burr

Legal problems continued on Thursday for a Franklin man following a drug arrest that resulted from a traffic stop.

Sports

Franklin’s wrestling team competed in two tournaments in November. Both were held while Franklin’s football team was still alive in the NCHSAA playoffs.

Photos submitted - Franklin’s JV cheer team brought home the first-place trophy for the second straight year. From left: coach Lynn Baker, Madison Phillips, Kaitlyn Henry, Chloe Baty, Katie Sanders, Brianna Norris, manager Christa Alexander, Rylee Hord-Armes.

Lynn Baker started crying. Tears of joy flowed after Franklin’s junior varsity cheerleading coached watched her team win another state championship.

On the ride to Highlands on Wednesday, Franklin coach Scott Hartbarger talked to the Panthers about playing their style of basketball and taking care of business.

Obituaries

FRANKLIN - Becky Lynn Tedesco, 67, of Franklin, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017.

WALHALLA, SOUTH CAROLINA - James Ralph Cook, 75, of Walhalla, South Carolina, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. Graveside Services were held Tuesday, Dec.12 at Tellico Baptist Cemetery.

FRANKLIN - Sarah Belle Dean passed away on Dec. 9, 2017 at the age of 96. Bryant‑Grant Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Dean family.

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