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

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 photo/Andy Scheidler - Makayla Brewer attacks the Brevard defense during Friday’s conference tournament game. Brewer scored a season-best 18 points and grabbed 13 rebounds.

Playing a 2-3 zone typically protects the interior and allows opposing teams open looks from the perimeter.

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. 

Mickey Ralph Tallent

FRANKLIN - Mickey Ralph Tallent, 58, of Franklin, passed away Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019.

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