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Keller Williams Realty in Franklin, along with many local sponsors had a successful Fishing Tournament to benefit Manna Food Bank and other local charities on Saturday, May 14, at Lake Chatuge.

Organizers would like to thank all the local businesses that donated food, raffle items and sponsors that contributed to the fishermen’s prize money:

 

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Macon Middle School student Jacob Wilson lobs a ball at a dunk tank while classmate Kyle Bush sits inside, awaiting the plunge. This and many other activities were all part of MMS’ “Silence the Violence” event, held on Tuesday, designed to teach kids about the dangers of bullying.

“Bullying can be anything,” said MMS Principal Scot Maslin. “It’s not just beating someone up for milk money. It can be verbal, mental, racial.”

MMS students learned that there are many types and degrees of bullying, all of which have a negative impact.

 

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Memorial Day an occasion to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice

Monuments to armed services unveiled at ceremony

The Memorial Day Commemoration and Veteran’s Monument Dedication was held Monday, May 30, Memorial Day. It was a somber reminder of the past and present sacrifices made to preserve the security and freedoms that Americans enjoy.

The Marine Corp League presented the flags and led the Pledge of Allegiance. Several appropriate poem readings followed. County Commissioner, Ronnie Beale reminded everyone that Memorial Day was not just another excuse to take a long holiday, or have a party or a barbecue, but rather, was a day of remembrance and respect.

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The 11th annual Relay for Life Cancer Survivor’s Dinner was held Friday, May 20, at the Cowee Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.

Event Coordinator Phyllis Castle said that the dinner was just one way of honoring the people whose lives have been touched by cancer. She said that usually 250-300 people attend these events.

There were a diverse group of survivors at Friday’s dinner. Some had found out about having cancer as early as three months ago and then there were some that had survived cancer for more than 40 years.

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