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The Franklin Main Street Program officially welcomed a new business to the district with a Red Carpet Event on Friday, June 29. Curvy Girl Consignment has opened next to Vito’s Pizza on the Highlands Road.

Owner Amanda Haggard has opened the only plus sized consignment shop in Franklin. Curvy Girl Consignment features clothing in sizes XL/14 and up. In addition, shoppers will find plenty of accessories and shoes. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and new consigners are always welcome.

For additional information call (828)342-7020. You can also find Curvy Girl Consignment on Facebook.


The Franklin Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of Frogtown Market located at 61 South Patton Avenue. Frogtown Market is open six days a week, Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Owner Donnie Bishop, invites the public to stop by for lunch and dinner. Menu offering include a wide selection of hot and cold hoagies, burgers, sandwiches, salads and dinner entrees. With a name like “Frogtown Market” you’ve got to serve frog legs and you bet they do. If frog legs aren’t to your liking, drop by for a meatloaf or pulled pork dinner or maybe some fried oysters or shrimp, a handpatted burger along with homemade sides and desserts. Don’t have time to leave the office? Frogtown Market will make in-town business deliveries from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Call (828)369-0001.


Realtors finding their niche in a challenging business

As part of the Venture Local Franklin (VLF) initiative, Macon County News is teaming up with VLF to highlight local businesses throughout Franklin. Each week, MCN will select locally owned and operated businesses in a different industry ranging from retail to tourism, to manufacturing. It is our goal at MCN to work with VLF to encourage residents to shop locally and utilize the resources Franklin has to offer. To learn more about VLF, visit the VLF facebook page or join the group for their next community hang out at Livingston's Bar and Grill on June 28 at 5:30 p.m.

When the economy began sinking in 2008, one of the first industries affected was the real estate market, and even though several industries have slowly begun to see improvements, the real estate market is one of the last to see relief after the recession.


James B. Bross assumes the position July 9.

Mission Health is pleased to announce the appointment of James B. Bross as President and CEO of Angel Medical Center, effective July 9th. Bross will replace Marty Wadewitz who has been serving as interim CEO since Tim Hubbs announced he was stepping down after almost four years at AMC’s top position in January.

Bross, an executive with more than 28 years of experience in hospital, health plan and healthcare consulting, will assume overall leadership and strategic vision and strategy for the hospital.

Bross comes to Angel Medical Center, an affiliate of Mission Health, from Applied Revenue Analytics in Temple, TX. Serving as Senior Director of Client Services, Bross led business development strategies - specializing in improving hospitals around the country with financial analytics.


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