Dr. Ed Morris and his wife, Barbara, stand at the entrance to their new fitness center in 1988.
Press photo/Ryan Hanchett - The former site of the Chamber of Commerce was razed to make way for a roundabout.
Press photo/Andy Scheidler-Franklin opens the season at 7:30 p.m. Friday against Asheville High. Kneeling, from left: Oakley Brooks, Bristol Brooks, Brock Bradley, Bryce Bradley. Front row, standing: manager Lexy Gibson, Noah Sitton, Seth Crupi, Dillon Cochran, manager Leighanne Handley, Eythan Hervey, Joseph Caiata, Bailey Watts, Tyler Harrison, manager Hannah Jennings. Second row: Blake Gibson, Coleman Saunders, Isaiah Grasty, Dillon Price, Sam Conway, Nick Apel, Cameron Peek, Seth Price, Mauricio Ramos.
Press file photo - The Makin’ Robots team prepared for a competition in February at TekTone.
Photo submitted - The Franklin Tourism Development Authority approved funding for The Naturalist 25 and 50K trail race to be held on Saturday, Oct. 6. The race drew 80 runners to Franklin in 2017
Press photo/Tom Pantaleo

News Stories

Dr. Ed Morris and his wife, Barbara, stand at the entrance to their new fitness center in 1988.

In 1985 Dr. Ed Morris made a calculated gamble: Would the little mountain town of Franklin support a state-of-the-art fitness facility?

Press photo/Ryan Hanchett - The former site of the Chamber of Commerce was razed to make way for a roundabout.

Macon County is staking its claim to a piece of property near the current Crawford Senior Services Center in hopes that adding a little land may alleviate added stress on the center’s parking situa

Press file photo - The Makin’ Robots team prepared for a competition in February at TekTone.

After two years of building a following among Macon County students, the STEM program will have a home of its own.

Sports

Expectations might vary depending on a person’s perspective and affiliation.

Press photo/Andy Scheidler-Franklin opens the season at 7:30 p.m. Friday against Asheville High. Kneeling, from left: Oakley Brooks, Bristol Brooks, Brock Bradley, Bryce Bradley. Front row, standing: manager Lexy Gibson, Noah Sitton, Seth Crupi, Dillon Cochran, manager Leighanne Handley, Eythan Hervey, Joseph Caiata, Bailey Watts, Tyler Harrison, manager Hannah Jennings. Second row: Blake Gibson, Coleman Saunders, Isaiah Grasty, Dillon Price, Sam Conway, Nick Apel, Cameron Peek, Seth Price, Mauricio Ramos.

The first game is a prime chance to set the tone for the rest of the football season. It’s also an opportunity to prove naysayers wrong.

Press photo/Tom Pantaleo

Franklin hosted Rabun County (Georgia) Friday night in the Panther Pit for a two-quarter, live-action scrimmage. Zane Horner attempts to deflect a throw from Rabun County’s quarterback.

Obituaries

FRANKLIN - Teresa Lenoir Burrell, 60, of Franklin, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018.  

FRANKLIN - Donald Kevin Ives passed away Aug. 14, 2018. 

No services or memorials are planned. Macon Funeral Home is serving the family.

Flat Rock - Thomas Ronald Mansfield, 90, of Flat Rock, died Friday, Aug. 10, 2018 at Tore’s Home.

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