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March for Babies is the nation’s oldest fundraising walk honoring babies born healthy and those who need help to survive and thrive. On Saturday, Oct. 3, families and corporate teams from Macon County will join together in the March of Dimes annual March for Babies walk around Franklin. Many companies, schools and local leaders will participate in the event which will begin at the Franklin Memorial Park. This year's Honorary Chair, Lee Berger, will kick off the event.

The 2015 Macon County March for Babies Ambassador Family Brent and Kayla Galloway and their daughters, Primrose and Magdilyn, will also be present to share their story of how the March of Dimes has impacted their lives.


Five years ago, the Franklin High School athletic booster club set out to honor local veterans before the kickoff of a Franklin Panthers football game. Every year since, a home game during the season has been set aside to honor local veterans, not just from Macon County, but from the counties of rival teams visiting the Panther Pit.

"The annual Salute to Veteran's football game is held to honor all veterans of the military and the National Guard," explained Rhonda Blanton, member of the Franklin High athletic booster club. "We line all veterans up on the track in front of the home stands."


Members of the Franklin Police Department and Macon County Sheriff’s Office traded in their badges for aprons last Thursday for the first Tip-a-Cop fundraiser to benefit Macon County’s Shop with a Cop program at Motor Company Grill.

The night raised $5,553 which will help provide Christmas to families in need.



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Shirley Moss Henry and Frank Lee Henry, formerly of Highlands, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

The couple were married on Oct. 7, 1965, in Walhalla, S.C. They have four children, Patrick Henry of Fort Bragg, N.C., Wayne Henry and Renee Waters of Franklin, Steven Henry of Milledgeville, Ga., 12 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

The couple resides in Milledgeville.

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