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On Wednesday, Aug. 27, The Rotary Club of Franklin in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Franklin Daybreak celebrated Rotary PR Day.

Rotary PR Day was designated by current Rotary International President Gary Huang as a day where clubs around the world spend one day out of the year to talk about what they are doing in community service and service around the world.

More than 70 Rotarians and guests attended the event at Big Bear Shelter.


John Barbee was inducted into the Rotary Club on Wednesday, Aug. 20, by Tommy Jenkins as the club's latest new member.

Sean Gibson is Barbee’s sponsor and pinned the Rotary pin on him.







Saturday cash mob to help businesses affected by fire.

Just before 6 p.m. on Friday, a mob of more than 20 people gathered outside of Smart Pharmacy in Franklin. They were all there for one reason, to support a local business.

Friday’s cash mob marked Venture Local Franklin’s 20th successful cash mob. For the last couple of years, monthly cash mobs have been planned by Venture Local Franklin - a community grass-roots organization located in Macon County, and through word of mouth and social media sharing, hordes of people have met at a local businesses with cash in hand prepared to "mob" the business.


Officer feels right at home as former student of EFS.

One officer with the Macon County Sheriff’s Department has found herself patrolling the very school she attended. Amber Wright, who has worked for the Macon County Sheriff’s Department since 2005, started this school year as the new School Resource Officer (SRO) at East Franklin Elementary School, the same school she attended from kindergarten to fifth grade.

“When the sheriff first approached me about the position of becoming a school resource officer I was very excited,” said Wright. “When I was growing up, I either wanted to become a teacher or a law enforcement officer. When this position was offered to me, I felt that I now had the opportunity to experience both of my passions – children and law enforcement.”


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