Photo submitted - Bill McLarney’s lecture will address how to protect and nurture WNC rivers.
Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Smoky’s Emmitt Baldwin caresses Bailey Watts’ neck while defending a pass in the end zone.
Photo/Eric Haggart
Photos submitted - Macon County golfers Eric Hall and Jason Hedrick combined to win gold medals at the Special Olympics state tournament this past weekend. Front row, from left, Luke Bateman, Jason Hedrick, Felicia Nidiffer, Pat Hedrick. Back row: Jennifer Garrett, Mitch Nidiffer, Eric Hall.
Photo submitted - A Lexus ES350 goes through quality testing in Georgetown, Kentucky under an LED lighting system developed by T-ECO Inc.

News Stories

Photo submitted - Bill McLarney’s lecture will address how to protect and nurture WNC rivers.

Cowee School hasn’t served students in the traditional sense for several years.

That doesn’t mean learning opportunities have ceased at the historic facility.

Photo/Eric Haggart

Downtown merchants voiced their concerns about a lack of parking and dangers to pedestrians during a Franklin planning board public hearing Tuesday night 

Photo submitted - A Lexus ES350 goes through quality testing in Georgetown, Kentucky under an LED lighting system developed by T-ECO Inc.

A new business with big potential is hoping space in the Macon County Business Development Center will lead to future expansion.

Sports

Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Smoky’s Emmitt Baldwin caresses Bailey Watts’ neck while defending a pass in the end zone.

One school is a playoff veteran, making its 19th straight postseason appearance.

Photos submitted - Macon County golfers Eric Hall and Jason Hedrick combined to win gold medals at the Special Olympics state tournament this past weekend. Front row, from left, Luke Bateman, Jason Hedrick, Felicia Nidiffer, Pat Hedrick. Back row: Jennifer Garrett, Mitch Nidiffer, Eric Hall.

Jason Hedrick and Eric Hall are golfing buddies. They’re also state champions.

The duo combined to win the Special Olympics North Carolina Fall Tournament this past weekend in Charlotte.

Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Franklin sophomores Ethan and Nathan Stamey near the finish line during a race at Tessentee Bottomland Preserve in October. The twins achieved personal-record times at the 2-A NCHSAA Championship race to lead FHS to a 10th-place finish.

Two decades.

That’s how long it had been since Franklin’s cross-country teams both qualified for the state meet in consecutive years.

Obituaries

FRANKLIN - Alean Cabe Buchanan, 79, of Franklin passed away Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018.  

Howard H. Howland Jr.

FRANKLIN - After a brave, long-term battle with cerebral vascular disease, Howard left us on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 with his wife by his side.

FRANKLIN - Carrol Wesley Hyde, 88, of Franklin, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018.

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