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Rotary Club of Franklin President Gary Dills (L) presents Boy Scout James Stewart (C) a Rotary recognition award for achieving Eagle Status.

Rotary Scout Director Austin Bridges (R) also made the presentation last month.

 

The Perrys will be in concert Thursday night, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

For more information, call (828)421-2266.

 

Franklin Boy Scout Troop 202 held its 9th annual 9/11 flag retirement ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. at the Franklin Fire & Rescue on Maple Street.

The event is held each year to honor the men and women who died during the 9/11/2001 attacks. Brendan Karcher, Troop 202 Senior Patrol leader, led the scouts in the flag burning ritual.

First, the red and white stripes are cut apart and added to the fire individually. Then the remaining field of blue is kissed, uniting the 50 states and added to the fire.

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Social media invite draws a crowd around town square.

After seeing a photo online about suicide awareness/ prevention day, Franklin High School freshman Amber Sellino decided to turn to social media to get her friends involved, but the chain reaction she started, was far greater than she could ever imagine.

Sept. 10 was first designated as National Suicide Prevention day by the non-profit organization To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA). The organization, devoted to the prevention and healing of depression, addiction, selfinjury and suicide, has supporters doing what the brand calls for.

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