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Franklin High School Homecoming Queen will be crowned Friday, Oct. 18, at half time of the football game against North Henderson.

Selected for this year’s homecoming court are, (front) Laura Norton; (second row) Nina Astling, Maddie Gibbs, Payton Burrell, Morgan Maslin; (third row) Hannah Hilton, Jordan Burrell, Rachael Mathis, Avery Graham; (fourth row) Kaitlin Bishop, Ivy Hawkins, Ashlyn Carruthers and Kendyll Taylor.

Photo by Vickie Carpenter

Crime prevention was focus of final class in the series.

The final session of the 10-week Citizens Academy course wrapped up with Detective Tony Corbin explaining what an important role the community plays in crime prevention.

The main purpose of crime prevention is for law enforcement to work with the community and community leaders to share information in order to create safer and more secure communities.


Several Certified Public Accountants (CPAs), who work in the accounting department at Drake Software, recently coordinated a CPA Day of Service to assist Macon County’s CareNet in organizing supplies for those in need. Four students from Western Carolina University also participated in this day of service. Together, the volunteers packed more than 300 bags of food that will be distributed to hungry kids in Macon County. They also packed boxes of food for needy families, stocked shelves in the CareNet food pantry, helped organize office files, and sorted pantry items.


For over 50 years the Macon County Humane Society has been working as advocates for the community's furry residents. The non-profit shelter first opened in 1962 with the mission of providing Macon County with a no-kill shelter for homeless cats and dogs. For the past 51 years, the Humane Society has been operating on public donations, community support, and with an incredible network of volunteers to keep the facility open.

From January 1 to August 20 of this year the humane society has provided shelter for 90 new cats/kittens and 160 dogs/puppies.


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