61st Annual Macon County Fair :: September 17-20 @ Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center - 441 South, Franklin, NC

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Friends and family gathered to honor Mildred Swafford on the occasion of her 90th birthday Sunday at the Tassee Shelter in Franklin.

Just a portion of the many people who came out to celebrate are pictured (front row, L-R) Wayne English, Mildred Swafford, Danny Swafford; (second row) David Swafford, Gail Vinson, Linda Wall, Jim Shope; (back row) Debbie Shope, Amanda Shope, Alan Vinson, Clark and Ellen Shope, Wade Shope, and Henry Wall.

Photos by Betsey Gooder


The Old Bones, Macon County's Senior Softball Team, ages 60-82, who play more than 100 games annually at out of town, neutral sites, will be playing their only local games of the season on Friday, Aug. 1, against the senior team from Dahlonega, Ga.

The Old Bones will play a doubleheader starting at 10 a.m. on the softball field behind the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts.

Bring a cushion for the bleachers or a chair.

Franklin Rotary Club 2013-14 President Nancie Wilson (R) and 2014-15 President Susie Ledford (L) hold the trophy the club received at the recent Rotary Interantional District Conference in Greenville, S.C., as the Best Medium Size Club for the year 2013-14 in District 7670.







Downtowns all across the nation have begun to see a revitalization of sorts in the last few years with focus turning away from strip malls and department stores and refocusing on Main Street. With the emphasis to shop local continuing to grow, Franklin Mayor Bob Scott sees the upcoming “Focus on Franklin” event as a chance to bring more voices to the conversation.

“We're going to be discussing who we are, where we want to go, and how we're going to get there,” Scott says of the event that will be carried out by Western Carolina University's Public Policy Institute (PPI).

The PPI employs a mission to work with communities in the region to support local governments, nonprofits, and other institutions in creating programs and policies to improve the area says professor and PPI director, Todd Collins.


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