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Becky Reece Kimsey is a busy retiree living here in her beloved mountains, surrounded by many of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her recently published novel, “Roxie Daughter of the Mountains” tells the story of Kimsey's grandmother who was born, raised and lived most of her life here in Macon County.

Roxie's life in the post Civil War days of the 1800s through the early 1900s, gives insight into family life with its daily struggles and evident joys of raising their 10 children.

Books are available now locally at the Historical Museum, Books Unlimited and Dalton’s Book Store as well as online at www.amazon.com and www.inspiringvoices.com.

Mother’s Day weekend in Macon County was a busy one, with several gem shows, Airing of the Quilts, a jazz concert and a car show fundraiser.

 

More photos by Travis Tallent and Betsey Gooder after the jump!

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Read2Me partnered with the Rotary Club of Franklin to host a county-wide writing contest. This year's patriotic theme was broken up in to three different categories.

Students were able to participate in either the “Greatest President” or “If I were President” essay writing or the “When I am President” poetry writing categories. Winners were selected based on grade level, writing quality, content, and creativity.

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Earlier this month, The Rotary Club of Franklin honored the youth in Macon County by recognizing their educational accomplishments. As part of its annual Academic Excellence Banquet last Tuesday, Rotarians gave local students $18,000 in scholarships.

Western Carolina University Chancellor Dr. David Belcher addressed students as the event's guest speaker.

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