Photo submitted - Rep. Kevin Corbin speaks on the floor of the N.C. House of See SPOTLIGHTING on page 2A Representatives.
Newman Ralph Sigman
Press photo/Jake Browning - Traffic was limited to one lane Wednesday as crews continued utilities work at Womack Street and Georgia Road, the site of the first of four roundabouts planned for Franklin. NCDOT plans to build a detour around the roundabout site to minimize disruption during construction.
Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Tye Chastain smiles after signing his National Letter of Intent to play baseball for the University of North Carolina Asheville. The ceremony was held Nov. 20 in the FHS gym lobby. Joining Chastain were, from left, Trey (brother), April (mother) and Tracy (father).
Press photo/Ryan Hanchett - This bridge over Middle Creek on NC 106 will be replaced.

News Stories

Photo submitted - Rep. Kevin Corbin speaks on the floor of the N.C. House of See SPOTLIGHTING on page 2A Representatives.

After an outcry from local property owners during board of commissioners meetings earlier this year, a common problem in rural areas of Macon County may be nearing a solution.

Newman Ralph Sigman

A Franklin man will spend more than four years behind bars for his role in a house fire in 2017.

Press photo/Jake Browning - Traffic was limited to one lane Wednesday as crews continued utilities work at Womack Street and Georgia Road, the site of the first of four roundabouts planned for Franklin. NCDOT plans to build a detour around the roundabout site to minimize disruption during construction.

The N.C. Department of Transportation is getting down to business as construction is about to begin on the first of four roundabouts coming to Franklin.

Sports

Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Tye Chastain smiles after signing his National Letter of Intent to play baseball for the University of North Carolina Asheville. The ceremony was held Nov. 20 in the FHS gym lobby. Joining Chastain were, from left, Trey (brother), April (mother) and Tracy (father).

Family and friends played a big part in Tye Chastain’s college selection decision.

Press photo/Andy Scheidler - A player from Canton defends Roslynn McConnell (24) of Macon Middle School. McConnell scored three points.

A year after winning the division and tournament conference championship, the goal is to repeat.

Macon Middle School’s girls basketball team returns 12 players from last year’s squad.

Franklin showed signs of youth and inexperience at times during its season-opener Friday in Highlands. However, the Panthers outplayed the Highlanders on their way to a 49-40 victory.

Obituaries

Sally Mae Guffey Green

Anniston, ALabama - Sally Mae Guffey Green, 85, passed away Dec. 2, 2018. 

FRANKLIN - Henry Sonagere, 98, of Franklin, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018.

No services are planned.

Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Sue Farmer

FRANKLIN - Sue Farmer, 72, of Franklin, passed away on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018 in Tazewell, Tennessee.

She was the daughter of the late Robert and Mary Hawks.

The Franklin Press

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