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Tessentee Baptist Church has a new steeple just in time for Homecoming set for Sunday, July 31.

Services will begin at 11 a.m. with dinner on the grounds to follow.

The church is located at 4601 Tessentee Road in Otto, 4.5 miles off US 441.



Licklog Players will present Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Pulitzer Prizewinning musical “South Pacific,” directed by Nancy Davis with musical direction by Paul Dyer, July 28-31 and Aug. 4- 7, at the Peacock Playhouse in Hayesville. Performances will be Thursday through Saturday at 8p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Set on a tropical island during World War II, the musical tells the sweeping romantic story of two couples – US Navy nurse Nellie Forbush (Beth Coffey) and French plantation owner Emile de Becque (Cameron LeJeune) and Navy Airman Joe Cable (Sam Lusty and Will Skelton) and a young local native girl Liat (newcomer Hannah Adam) – and how their happiness is threatened by the realities of war and by their own prejudices.


All across the United States, cadres of young people are looking to change the world for the better this summer by taking on the plight of substandard housing.

A group of such humanitarians have come to Macon County this week to improve the housing conditions for lower income individuals and families.

Known as World Changers, 180 students are in the Franklin area to improve approximately 20 homes. The students are taking on anything they can, from house painting to roofing and laying shingles to building access ramps and porches.


Folk Heritage Association founder named honorary historian of Macon County

“You just can’t trust these folks,” said a smiling Margaret Ramsey on Saturday after the suprise announcement that she had been named Honorary Historian for Macon County. “They got me,” she said.

In fact, it was more than a month ago that the county board of commissioners voted to bestow the title on Ramsey, one of the original founders of the Franklin Folk Festival which celebrated its eigth consecutive year last weekend. But despite the long delay, family, friends and colleagues all managed to keep the citation a secret.


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