Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Isaac Dewey signed his National Letter of Intent to play football at Methodist University during a May 24 ceremony in the Franklin High School gym lobby. Joining him, from left: Kiara (sister), L.A. (dad) and Lona (stepmom).
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Press photo/Tom Pantaleo - Tye Chastain was named Mountain Six Conference Player of the Year. It’s the second straight season Chastain has earned the honor after sharing it as a junior. Chastain ranked second in conference games with a .457 average. He led all players in the 15 conference games by smashing nine extra-base hits, including four homers.
Press photo/Lee Buchanan - Daniel Adler is escorted to an ambulance Wednesday on Depot Street after he allegedly pulled a gun while running from police.
Press photo/Tom Pantaleo - Blake Gibson was named Mountain Six Conference Pitcher of the Year. The senior led all players in conference games with a 1.64 ERA. He struck out 33 batters in 25 2/3 innings of MSC action.

News Stories

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The streets of downtown Franklin will resonate with the sound of bagpipes this weekend as the Taste of Scotland festival continues. The annual festival opened Thursday and runs through Sunday.

Press photo/Lee Buchanan - Daniel Adler is escorted to an ambulance Wednesday on Depot Street after he allegedly pulled a gun while running from police.

An armed suspect led police on a foot chase along Depot Street that ended with his arrest on Wednesday. 

The Macon County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved a 2019-2020 fiscal year budget that includes a half-cent property tax increase to boost funding for public schools.

Sports

Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Isaac Dewey signed his National Letter of Intent to play football at Methodist University during a May 24 ceremony in the Franklin High School gym lobby. Joining him, from left: Kiara (sister), L.A. (dad) and Lona (stepmom).

When Isaac Dewey is asked what he most enjoys about playing football, he answers immediately. 

“Hitting people,” Dewey said with a grin. 

Press photo/Tom Pantaleo - Tye Chastain was named Mountain Six Conference Player of the Year. It’s the second straight season Chastain has earned the honor after sharing it as a junior. Chastain ranked second in conference games with a .457 average. He led all players in the 15 conference games by smashing nine extra-base hits, including four homers.

Year: Senior

Position: Infielder, pitcher, catcher

Press photo/Tom Pantaleo - Blake Gibson was named Mountain Six Conference Pitcher of the Year. The senior led all players in conference games with a 1.64 ERA. He struck out 33 batters in 25 2/3 innings of MSC action.

Year: Senior

Position: Catcher, pitcher

Obituaries

Ben H. Battle

SYLVA - Ben H. Battle passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2019, after a long battle with cancer. 

Sam John Blasingame Jr.

FRANKLIN - Sam John Blasingame Jr., 76, of Franklin, North Carolina passed away on Monday, June 10, 2019. 

OTTO - Joyce Marie Long Casey, 83, passed away on June 11, 2019 after a brief illness. 

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