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The Rotary Club of Franklin welcomed new members Rich Peoples of Sylva (second from left) and Debbie Tallent (second from right) at the Sept. 5 meeting. Peoples is sponsored by club member Tom James (C) and Tallent is sponsored by New Generations Director Susie Ledford (R). Rotarian Dennis Sanders (far left) conducted the installation.

Rotary District Governor Frank Dean (L) inducts new Rotary Club of Franklin member and Franklin Walmart Store Manager James Foxx at the Sept. 12 meeting.

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Every day, nearly one million preschool children across the country enter the doors of the local Head Start center and begin working, playing and learning their way toward success to kindergarten and in life. For more than 46 years, Head Start has served more than 28 million children and their families by promoting school readiness, educational, health, nutritional, social and other child development and family support services.

Macon Program for Progress Head Start (MPP) is beginning its 47th year and continues to serve the youngest children and their families in Macon County. In meeting the changing needs of families, MPP offers several program options. Early Head Start serves children before birth to age three, pregnant moms and a home base option.

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Macon County's annual March for Babies was held last Saturday at the Franklin Memorial Park. Despite a chilly morning, the Macon County community came together to help raise money for a worthy cause.

The three-mile walk around downtown Franklin was organized as a celebration of all the efforts the community has made in support of its smallest members, babies. This year's March for Babies event featured the Honorary Chairperson for the walk, Franklin's new Police Chief David Adams.

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The Franklin High School Class of 1952 held its 60th reunion Saturday, Sept. 15, at the West Macon Fire Department.

There were 34 class members present with 20 spouses/friends and a special guest, Myra Waldroop.

Many activities were planned for the reunion — a jitter-bug contest, 50 yard dash, football and a square dance. These had to be cancelled due to whether (class members were not sure WHETHER they could do them or not).

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