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On Saturday, Nov. 15, the community turned out to help the Toys for Tots program gather donations.

The event took place at Smoky Mountain Chevrolet where attendees were treated to an antique car show, fun and games, and fellowship.  Every year volunteers disperse toy donations to area children during the holidays.




A wreath-laying ceremony and salute concluded the Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony in downtown Franklin on Tuesday, as community members gathered to honor veterans of all wars on this day of remembrance.

The keynote speaker was Franklin Chief of Police David Adams who himself is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm.

Meg Bruner, fourth grader at South Macon Elementary delivered the National Anthem to the appreciation of those assembled.

Mayor Bob Scott also spoke, along with Bob Litten who welcomed everyone to the ceremony.


The Franklin House celebrated its grand opening ceremony with the Chamber of Commerce’s red carpet on Wednesday. The facility, which is an Assisted Living and Memory Care Community, has been in the works for more than a year and is now finally ready to serve the community.

“The dream of so many has become a reality,” said Nancy Rathbone, executive director of the Franklin House. “The addition of Franklin House to the community gives the people of Franklin a choice in care facilities. Many residents take their family to other counties for care. This will be a huge plus for the area.”


Exceeds goal with a total of $87,927 raised in 2014

Relay for Life of Franklin held its annual Wrap Up and Kick Off event on Monday night at the Motor Company Grill in downtown Franklin.

Relay coordinators Tammy Dills and Jean Crane introduced this year’s theme with an ’80s feel – “Cancer, Just Beat It.”

The 2015 Relay for Life will be held Friday, June 5, from 6 p.m. to midnight at the Franklin High School Track. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Franklin Relay.


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