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The odds of having one New Year’s baby is slim but two is rare. However, that is exactly what happened to Crystal Hayes.

Crystal’s daughter, Starla Watts, was Angel Medical Center’s New Year’s baby in 2007. Then, brother Leo Q. Hayes Jr. decided he wanted to be Angel’s New Year’s baby and he was born to Crystal and Leo Hayes on Jan. 1, 2015.

To add more coincidence, both infants were born at 35 weeks, 2 days, and Kecia Hursey, RN was present at both deliveries at Angel.

After a brief stay at Mission Hospital, Leo is now home with his family, including another big sister, Aliyiah.

Shown are Starla and her new brother, along with Angel Medical Center nurses, Robin Villiard and Hursey.

New officers have been installed for the Franklin Garden Club for 2015. Pictured (L-R) are Larry Noyes, treasurer; Jodi Yacks, vice president; Susan Parrott, president; Jeanne Vaughters, past president; Nancy Taro and Debbie Ryals, recording secretaries.

WFSC Radio Station staff (L-R) Cory Watson, George Young and Sean Gibson along with State Farm Agents Amy Manshack, Scott Manshack, Lexi Rodgers and John Hamlin delivered 75 poinsettias to residents at Macon Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Dec. 19.

The poinsettia project is an annual event put together by the radio station and local State Farm agents.

Christmas shoppers at Jamison Jewelers on Main Street in Franklin signed up for a drawing for a $1,000 store gift certificate.

M.W. Thompson from Cherokee was the lucky winner in the drawing held Wednesday, Dec. 17.

Pictured from left are Cheryl Pullium, Joyce Stewart, Sara Dills, Lawson Pulium who chose the winning ticket, Michael Stewart and Joette Haller.

The store closed for business on Saturday, Jan. 10. Photo by Vickie Carpenter

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