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Memory Walk to be held in Jackson County for Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

Southwestern Community College’s Medical Assisting Club will be sponsoring a Memory Walk on Saturday, August 20 in memory of Hunter Maloy.

Maloy passed away on May 16 from complications due to Crohn’s Disease. A lifelong resident of Jackson County, Maloy was loved and revered by all who knew him. Although he appeared happy on the outside and was active in high school sports, and enjoyed being outdoors, Maloy was silently struggling with the pain that the disease caused him.

Crohn’s Disease is considered to be an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks the gastrointestinal tract causing inflammation. The disease can be managed with lifelong doctor care, but can be very painful.


Eddie and Cindy Crane of Franklin announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Nichole Crane, to Shawn Michael Bowles, son of John and Susan Bowles of Franklin.

The brideelect is the granddaughter of the late Ervin and Margie Crane of Franklin and Robert and Linda Leder of Whiteville, and Jim and Nancy Flynn of Albermarle, N.C. She is employed by Servpro.

The groom-elect is the grandson of Bob and Donna Witmore of Columbus, Ga., and Jim and Jutta McGail of Columbus, Ga. He is a manager at Servpro.

The wedding is planned for Oct. 15 in Clayton, Ga. Invitations will be sent.

The Board of Directors of Trimont Christian Academy announcse the appointment of Angela Tippett to the position of principal/ administrator of the school, located at 98 Promise Lane in Franklin.

Tippett is a 1991 graduate of Franklin High School, and a 1996 graduate of UNCAsheville, holding a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Studies with a minor in math and biology. She has been a high school teacher at Trimont since 2005, and has also held the position of assistant principal since 2008.

Tippett has been a member of Cowee Baptist Church for 30 years.


The Back 2 School Bash will be held Saturday, Aug. 20, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Macon County Fairgrounds.

Games, popcorn, drinks and a free shoe giveaway.

Limit one free pair of shoes per child under 18. Quantities, sizes and styles are limited, Shoes will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis

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