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Ella Kliger, western outreach coordinator with Manna Foodbank, spoke to members of the Rotary Club of Franklin on Feb. 13 about what Manna Foodbank does and how their focus has evolved.

 

 

 

 

 

East Franklin Elementary School held its annual Jump Rope for Heart fund raiser on Wednesday.

The school set up stations which allowed the students to experience methods of heart exercise and education.

Third graders participating were, from left, Helen Martin, Sydney Williams, Julie Cooney and Genevieve Maddox.

Photo by Stephanie Braswell

In 1946, Gilmer Jones formed the Macon County Historical Society as a non-profit organization in an effort to save the Nikwasi Indian Mound. He and other citizens of the, county raised $1,500 to buy the mound even local school children donated their pennies to the effort. Once they had purchased the mound from the landowner, they then deeded it to the Town of Franklin.

Afterwards, the society became dormant until America’s bicentennial in 1976, when Jessie Sutton and others resurrected the organization. The goal of the society was and still is to collect and preserve materials and information that is special to Macon County...

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Before opening the February meeting of the Macon County Board of Commissioners, Chairman Kevin Corbin took time to honor a special member of the community.

For more than 60 years, JC Jacobs has been a business owner and active member of the Macon County community.

First opening up the Twins’ Shop, then 55 years ago, opening up People's Department Store. Jacobs has created jobs and touched lives in Macon County for decades.

At the end of 2012, Jacobs announced that he would be be closing the doors at People's for the very last time.

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