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Literacy is a top priority in Macon County and the Macon County Public Library continues to lead the initiative of instilling the importance of literacy in the community's youth. In recognition of her efforts to increase the library's involvement with the children in Macon County, The Rotary Club of Franklin honored Maggie Kennedy with the Rotary Club of Franklin's Family and Community Service Award.

According to Rotary Club President Gary Dills, Kennedy received the award for her continual support of literacy not just in the library, but in community volunteer programs such as Read2Me for youth in the community. Kennedy has been a mainstay of Read2Me particularly with the youngest of readers.

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Trimont Christian Academy held its annual Kids Classic Walkathon on Friday, May 10, at the Macon County Recreation Park.

The Walkathon is the non-profit school's largest fundraiser of the year.

During the month of May, Trimont Christian Academy's 200 students, preschool to 12th grade ran, walked, sweated, talked and prayed their way around Franklin's Greenway and the Franklin Golf Course.

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Franklin High School held its annual Scholarship night Thursday, May 2. Representatives from various committees presented the scholarships. Special music was provided by the Southern Appalachian Boys.

View the complete listing of scholarships and recipients after the jump!

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Victory hosts revival meetings

The Victory Baptist Church located midway between Dillsboro and Franklin on Cowee Mountain will be holding revival services beginning Sunday night, June 2, at 6 p.m.

The services will continue Monday night through Thursday night at 7 p.m. Pastor Guy Roberts will be the special speaker. Special music will be provided in each service.

Children’s services and a nursery will be provided each night.

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