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Macon County has been awarded federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.

Macon County has been chosen to receive $16,028 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. The selection was made by a national board that is chaired by DHS/FEMA and consists of representatives from American Red Cross; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA; The Jewish Federations of North America, The Salvation Army; and United Way Worldwide. The board was charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high need areas around the country.

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An Antique Car History Tour will take place in Macon County on Sunday, April 19. The tour participants will meet at the Franklin Town Hall, leaving there at 1:30 p.m. The excursion is expected to finish at the Motor Company Grill on Main Street at about 3 p.m.

Participation in the tour is free, but is for automobiles 50 years old or older (1900-1965 models). The event is not a parade, but a tour of the town of Franklin as well as some Macon County back roads. The cars will leave Town Hall in vehicle age order, oldest to newest. The trip is planned to cover about 25 miles, while passing 25-plus designated historic places.

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As snow blanketed Macon County Monday night, residents woke up to find a winter wonderland.

Macon County News readers from across the county took to Facebook to share photos of their views throughout the morning.

While Monday night’s event brought 3-4 inches to the county, another storm expected overnight on Wednesday is predicted to see totals that could reach double digits.

 

 

view more of the beautiful scenery after the jump!

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Jack Giddens celebrated his 98th birthday on Wednesday, Feb. 25. Jack and his wife Marilu, who is 95 years old, live here in Franklin totally by themselves in an apartment.

Jack and Marilu just love Franklin, and they’ve been married for 74 years.

Jack's son-in-law Larry Schrock drives him on errands and his daughter Cheryl Schrock stays with her mother when they are out.

Other friends help out also.

The Giddens have three children, nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

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