Remembering 9/11 :: September 11, 2001

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William Franklin and Marie Louise Blackburn O’Cain are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

The couple were married on June 17, 1961, in Orlando, Fla.

They have two children, Steven M. O’Cain of Crawfordville, Fla., and Daryl C. O’Cain or Raleigh, N.C., and three grandchildren.

The couple will celebrate at a family gathering in Beaufort, N.C. sometime in July.

Carol and Charles Shelton of Franklin, and Jack and Kandi Childress of Hope, Idaho announce the engagement of Carol and Jack’s daughter, Heather Childress to Matthew Radford, son of Henry and Teresa Radford of Rabun Gap, Ga.

The couple are both graduates of Trimont Christian Academy in Franklin.

The bride-elect is employed as a certified pharmacy technician at Kerr Drug in Franklin.

The groom-elect is employed as a plumber by All American Plumbing in Clayton, Ga.

An August 2012 wedding is planned.

Kathy Stamey of Franklin was honored recently at an awards banquet for 35 years of service to Ingles Supermarkets.

The banquet was held at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville. Stamey is employed at the Westgate Plaza Ingles.

Pictured with Stamey are Jim Lanning (L) and Robert P. Ingles II.

Relay for Life event brings cancer awareness to the forefront

Franklin’s annual Relay for Life, “Through the Decades,” was held Friday and Saturday, June 3-4, at the Franklin High School football field.

Becky Ramey and Toby Blanton, the organizers for the Relay for Life walk conducted the opening ceremonies which began at 7 p.m. A few statistics were given to show how prevalent cancer is and how much good Relay for Life is doing. The Relay for Life walk has been going on for 27 years nationwide. As of April, the organization has raised $4 billion for cancer research and treatment; that means that 350 more lives are saved per day compared to the early ’90s. This event marks the 98th birthday of American Cancer Society with 11 million cancer survivors alive today.

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