Press photo/Barbara McRae - Dillard Love descendants pore over documents, written histories, and photographs during their meeting in Franklin. From left: Nancy Scott, Love Sullivan, Jeanne Elmer, Ann Melton, Ken Sullivan, and Susie Garland.
Press photo/Ryan Hanchett
Photo/Wikipedia Commons - Children wait in line to receive their polio vaccine in this undated photo
Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Franklin’s Taylor Carlton lands on one foot after a kill attempt over Smoky Mountain sophomore Natalie Parris (11) and Melanie Hoyle (14) during Monday’s first-round conference tournament match.
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Photo submitted - PumpkinFest will take over the streets of Franklin on Saturday. The annual Pumpkin Roll down Phillips Street will begin at 10:30 a.m.

News Stories

Press photo/Barbara McRae - Dillard Love descendants pore over documents, written histories, and photographs during their meeting in Franklin. From left: Nancy Scott, Love Sullivan, Jeanne Elmer, Ann Melton, Ken Sullivan, and Susie Garland.

Five cousins, laughing around a table, finishing each other’s sentences like old friends: It’s hard to believe that, until this morning, they didn’t know each other.

Press photo/Ryan Hanchett

One-stop early voting for the 2018 midterm election opened on Wednesday at two locations in Macon County.

Photo/Wikipedia Commons - Children wait in line to receive their polio vaccine in this undated photo

The Rotary Clubs of Franklin have fought alongside the global Rotary organization for nearly four decades to wipe out polio worldwide. 

Sports

On Oct. 5, they were celebrating an overtime upset win.

On Oct. 12, they were blindsided by a shocking 55-7 loss.

What’s in store Friday for the Franklin Panthers?

Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Franklin’s Taylor Carlton lands on one foot after a kill attempt over Smoky Mountain sophomore Natalie Parris (11) and Melanie Hoyle (14) during Monday’s first-round conference tournament match.

Bekah Brooks breaks down the volleyball season into three sections:

• the regular season, where Franklin finished 14-9

• the conference tournament, where FHS went 1-1

Press photos - Andy Scheidler Bradley Stiles makes a tackle during action earlier this season. Stiles made three tackles and a sack last week against Brevard.

Forcing six turnovers is usually a recipe for a win.

Obituaries

 Johnny Gregory

FRANKLIN - Johnny Gregory, 84, of Franklin passed away Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018.

Glenda Rene Ball Waller

SYLVA - Glenda Rene Ball Waller, 29, of Sylva, was called home to be with our Lord and Savior on Oct. 13, 2018.

John C. Ellis

AUSTIN, TEXAS - John C. Ellis, 85, of Austin, Texas, formerly of Franklin, passed away Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018.

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