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On Saturday, January 25, locals with Scottish lineage gathered at Tartan Hall to celebrate the life of Robert Burns, Scotland's national poet. The celebration takes place on the poet's birthday, known as Robert Burns Night.

The celebration opened up with a dedication of the haggis — a traditional Scottish dish celebrated to Burns' Address to a Haggis, Scotch whiskey, and the recitation of Burns' poetry.

Such notables as Mayor Bob Scott and his wife Nancy were in attendance, along with former mayor, Joe Collins and his family. The room was filled with many others who were there to enjoy the Scottish tradition.


Charles and Vickie Carpenter celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary on January 27.

The couple was married at Prentiss Baptist Church with the late Rev. Claude Ledford conducting the ceremony.

They have three children, Francis Carpenter and fiancé Marshal Richardson, Ryan Carpenter and wife Rhonda, Rachael Williams and husband Brandon. They have six grandchildren, Laurel, Faith, Nikolaus, David, Bristol and Peyton.

The couple resides in Franklin.



American Legion Post 108 Commander Scottie Thomas (L) presented Bob Crawford, general manager of Smoky Mountain Chevrolet a plaque of appreciation for donating $2,100 each to the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Vietnam Veterans Association.





This quilt was presented to the West Macon Fire Department in January to raffle off as a fundraiser.

Accepting the quilt are Chad Hand (L) and Travis Waldroop, on behalf of the fire department.

The West Macon Fire Department will be raffling the quilt throughout the year at various community events and any time at their fire house.

The drawing will be held the first week of November.

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