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Chelsi Jean Coggins and Steve Cody Ulsh both of Franklin announce the birth of their son Royce Jamesen Ulsh.

Royce was born Thursday, Aug. 8, at 11:36 a.m. at Angel Medical Center.

At eight pounds and 12 ounces, Royce was 21 inches long.





Kelly Ferri is the recipient of a $1000 scholarship which the Franklin Gem and Mineral Society awards twice a year to a student majoring in earth sciences.

Ferri is a WCU senior majoring in Geology while concentrating in hydrogeology.

Jean Emerson is the society’s scholarship chairperson.



Macon County Community Foundation accepting grant applications for nonprofits through Sept. 10

The board of advisors of the Macon County Community Foundation is currently accepting grant requests for community projects funded from its community fund, according to grants chairperson, Regina Lupoli.

Funds are available for nonprofit organizations that serve general charitable needs in Macon County.

Applications are available online only. Visit nccommunityfoundation.org for information about applying online.


The 17th annual Habitat for Humanity Shrimp Boil was held on Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church in Franklin. The event was held to benefit Habitat for Humanity Macon/Jackson.

Volunteers prepared 450 lbs. of shrimp for nearly 500 guests along with all the fixings.

A new royal court was crowned. Joe Suminski was crowned Shrimp Boil King, downing 38 shrimp in five minutes. Jay Bueck was named Shrimp Prince eating 38 shrimp. Shrimp Queen Madison Bueck ate 26 shrimp in five minutes. Co-princesses and sisters, Cholie and Colby Westerman ate four shrimp each.


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