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Andrew and Margie Parker will celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary on June 11.

Margie is from Franklin and Andrew is from Clayton, Ga.

The couple lives in Franklin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Community leaders who guided the county during a period of tremendous growth and change will be guests of the League of Women Voters of Macon County on Thursday, June 12.

Former county commissioners Harold Corbin, Allen Bryson, Janet Greene, Mark West, and Bob Simpson will offer their thoughts on the changes Macon County government has faced, the issues that were prominent during their time in office, and how citizens and leaders viewed each other and the county.

“These individuals are uniquely positioned to reflect on our recent history,” said Barbara McRae, who helped organize the program. “I think their comments will be invaluable for our understanding of the issues facing the county today.”

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Remembering those who ‘gave their lives that a nation might live’

Captain Bob Kuppers, USN (Ret.) delivered the keynote address at Macon County’s Memorial Day ceremony. He stressed the importance of “honoring those members of the armed forces who, in the words of Abraham Lincoln ‘gave their lives that the nation might live.’

“It is a time to reflect and remember,” he said. “The reason the holiday was created so that brave Americans who unselfishly sacrificed themselves for our way of life would never be forgotten. We should stop and remember; we must remind ourselves to pause and solemnly reflect on the sacrifices made by so many on our behalf.”

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Relay for Life held its annual Survivor’s Dinner last Thursday at Cowee Baptist Church. The theme was “All I Want for Christmas is a Cure.”

Survivor Lori Impagliatelli offered words of encouragement and inspiration.

Michael Hastings provided musical accompaniment, Angie Tippett sang and author Brianna Teague read a poem.

Tammy Dills and Jean Crane, co-chairs, recognized survivors.

The 2014 Relay for Life is set for Friday, June 6, 6 p.m. to 12 midnight, at the Franklin High School track.

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published: 10/18/2013
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