11th Annual FRANKLIN FOLK FESTIVAL :: Saturday, July 19 from 9am - 4pm in Historic Downtown Franklin

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Volunteers from Franklin and Highlands joined the Highlands Chamber of Commerce, the Franklin Chamber of Commerce, Stay and Play in the Smokies and Venture Local Franklin in an effort to clean up trash along Highway 64/28.

The road that snakes through the Cullasaja River Gorge is an attractive destination for visitors to the area.

According to Matt Bateman from Stay and Play in the Smokies, the clean-up was a much needed effort.


Macon Program for Progress Head Start and Pre-K classes enjoyed an Easter Egg hunt on Wednesday.

Miss Amanda, Angie, Amy and Susie's classes hunted 800 eggs, saw horses then went to the Rec. Park for a picnic before the kids headed off on spring break.


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Bob McMaster, treasurer of the Friends of the Scottish Museum, presents a check for $1,125 raised at the First Appeal to assist the museum, to director Jim Akin.

Looking on (L-R) are officers of the Friends: Mike Swift, president, Bob James, vicepresident, Doug Morton, chair of Taste of Scotland, and Chris Morton, secretary.

Those responding to the appeal as well include Linda Henderson Morrow, John and Jean Hays, Warren Riley, Bob and Joanne Poindexter, Mildred Everest, Lewis Penland, Patti McClure, Wayne and Mary Miller, Bob Litten, Mathilda and Aubrey Bohanon, Merrillee Bryson Boudreux, Jill and John Risk, John and Diana Fraser, June Hunter and Dave and Marti Patterson.


Elementary students across Macon County received a special delivery last week. With brand new Nike shoes in tow, Biltmore Baptist Church’s Franklin campus visited every elementary school in Macon County to fit children with brand new footwear.

“Biltmore is constantly trying to think of ways to reach out to our community and show them we care,” said Patrick Trawick, Franklin Campus pastor. “We kept hearing so many positive things from the LoveLoud event with East Franklin Elementary last year that we wanted to pursue doing it again this year. One thing led to another and we were able to do it again with all of the schools in Franklin.”


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published: 10/18/2013
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