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The 60th annual Macon County Fair wrapped up this past week.

Photos by Betsey Gooder, Vickie Carpenter, Ellen Bishop, and Brittney Parker


View pictures from around the fair including ribbon winners after the jump!



Fourth annual event focus on Vietnam war veterans.

Before Franklin's Friday night football game against the Swain County Maroon Devils, the fourth annual Salute to Veterans event took place at the Panther Pit to honor the veterans of the United States military from World War II through the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. With all eyes on the track where the veterans were seated, attendees were treated to a meaningful celebration of remembrance for the service that the veterans have given their country.


The Macon County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) operates as one unit, as a family. Each department depends on and supports the other. That same respect and admiration does not stop when it comes to MCSO's four-legged officers. The canines who represent MCSO are far more than animals, they are a part of the family, and an important part of the overall operations. MCSO's Citizens Academy got a first hand look at the training and function of each of the department's four canines.

During the 10-week Citizens Academy course, citizens have been afforded the opportunity to get up close and personal with various duties carried out by the Sheriff’s Office including community patrols, DUI enforcement, K-9 demonstrations, and tactical SRT team scenarios.


The Franklin Archers held an archery shoot to benefit Macon County Schools. The event raised $525 that the archery club used to purchase needed school supplies for county children. The supplies were presented to Macon County Schools Superintendent Dr. Chris Baldwin on Tuesday.

Franklin Archers meet at the former Cullasaja School site.

For more information on the club, contact club president David Lewis at (828)349-0088.

Pictured are (L-R) David Lewis, Alex Houston, Nathanial Lewis, Joan Lewis and Dr. Baldwin.

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