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With less than a dozen weeks to get all the Christmas shopping done, shopping locally is more convenient than ever before. Instead of traveling long hours to go to the nearest shopping malls and fighting the hustle and bustle of the holiday crowds, consider visiting locally owned businesses for the same products. The hottest ticket items during the Christmas season, and the most sought after types of gifts typically fall under the electronics category. Children always want the newest phone or computer gadgets, dads always want that perfect TV to watch the game and women always enjoy the newest tablet to get lost in a magazine or watch a movie with candles by the bathtub.

Regardless of who you are shopping for, electronics are always a safe bet, and Franklin has several stores that specialize in electronics and electronic maintenance and repair.


After Books Unlimited fell victim to Franklin’s mob last weekend and chose to ‘pay it forward’ by donating books to Read2Me, Nancy Paris of Peoples (L) and Suzanne Harouff of Books Unlimited drew the next Cash Mob recipient.

Franklin Office and Art Supply will be mobbed on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

John Yermack with Franklin Office and Art Supply said, “I'm honored that someone entered our name.” He will “pay it forward” to CareNet.

“It's exciting to see these Cash Mobs supporting businesses all over Franklin,” said Paris.

Angel Medical Center (AMC) formally welcomed its new CEO Jim Bross at a reception held on the lawn at Snow Hill Inn Saturday. By invitation only, guests were treated to a prime rib dinner prepared by the catering arm of AMC.

Jan Unger, chairman of the board of trustees, introduced Bross’ daughter Angie who spoke of her dad’s commitment to God, family and friends, and his unswerving allegiance to the Clemson Tigers. “He is the hardest worker I know,” she said.


The Franklin Tourism Development Authority (TDA) heard updates from multiple TDA funded projects as well as considered grant requests for upcoming tourism boosting events in Franklin.

After Chairman Candy Presley opened the meeting, Summer Woodard, chair of the finance/ budget sub-committee, informed the board that after receiving $12,199.87 in room occupancy tax for the month of July, and paying necessary bills for advertising and grant requests, the TDA currently has a remaining balance of $18,977.83. According to Woodard, the board currently has commitments for the remainder of the year totaling $56,800.68.


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