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The Franklin Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the expansion of Outdoor 76 to their bigger and better location at 35 E. Main Street in downtown Franklin. Owners Rob Gasbarro and Cory McCall are a vital part of the success of this new community-minded business on Main Street.

“We are all things outdoors. Our shop is a gateway for locals and visitors to be outdoors. We're not just about selling outdoor items” said Gasbarro. “We are also a true outfitter, offering everything from detailed area info on where to fish or hike, to paddling lessons and guided trips. We also offer kayaks, canoes, SUPs, and camping gear rentals.”

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The Franklin Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon ceremony welcoming Polished Permanent Makeup and Facial Studio to Franklin’s business community. The shop is located at 115 Palmer Street.

Sue Camera and Laura Williams have joined together to open their Franklin shop. Camera and Williams have been working together in the Venice/Sarasota area for the past 15 years and now are bringing their services to our area. They continue to travel to Florida every eight weeks to keep a good working relationship with their clients there.

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The last few years have been tough economically for many people causing many to forego big vacations – even though stressful times are when we most need to recharge our batteries.

But with the economy turning around, many families are cautiously dipping their toes in the travel pool once again. Hotel occupancy rates have risen in many areas and airports are as crowded as ever.

Airlines and hotels are notorious for tacking extra charges onto their bills.

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The Macon County affiliate of Habitat for Humanity (HFH) International is now Habitat for Humanity Macon/Jackson.

At the request of HFH International, the Macon County affiliate has assumed responsibility for restoring operations in Jackson County.

“We’re anxious to restore Habitat services and getting involved with the community in Jackson County,” said Dave Jones, president of the board of directors.

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