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The local chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution organized a bell ringing to commemorate Constitution Day. The Franklin Fire Department was able to participate in the bell ringing having just acquired a bell that was once a part of the FFD fleet.

Randolph Bulgin brought the bell to Franklin Fire about three weeks ago and presented it to the fire department on behalf of his father. The bell was believed to have been used on a fire truck as early as 1915. He later mounted it on the 1937 fire truck.

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The Franklin Auction Company, owned by Greg Vernelson, held its first annual Wounded Warriors Benefit Auction, Tuesday evening Sept. 25, in their building located at 113 Bowling Lane in Franklin.

Donations were given by individuals and businesses from Franklin and the surrounding areas.

Around 200 people attended and all together $7,809 was raised, with 100 percent of the funds being donated to the Wounded Warriors Project.

Mary Lee Clement celebrated her 99th Birthday on Sept. 2 with her daughters, Beverly Barnett and Brenda Wilson.

Clement is an active member of Franklin Garden Club and Kiwanis of Franklin.

She credits her long and healthy life to her religious beliefs; being active and always having a positive attitude.

The Board of Commissioners recognized two Vietnam Prisoners of War (POWs) for their service and sacrifice on behalf of Macon County in a special ceremony Wednesday afternoon.

The board presented Dr. Tom McNish and Nathan B. Henry with Medallions of Honor, the highest honor the board can award to an individual.

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