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Citizen and Rotarian of the Year among them

Franklin Daybreak Rotary presented three special awards at the last meeting of the current board of officers.

Teresa Ramsey was presented the Citizen of the Year award. Ramsey works tirelessly on the Macon County Foundation Board (which includes acting in the Mystery Theatre each year; at First United Methodist Church with the music ministry and the 30 Hour Famine and her current project, The Franklin Folk Festival.

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The Guffey/Guffie reunion was held Sunday, July 22, for descendants of brothers Ed and Sam Guffey of Macon County who married sisters Lillie and Dovie Buchanan of Jackson County.

More than 90 members from both families attended the event, including the only surviving son of Ed and Lillie Guffey, Zeb Sr. age 101.

Zeb's surviving sister Lillian Guffey Russo, age 93, is in an assisted living facility in New York.

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The 25th Annual First United Methodist Church Bazaar will be held on Friday, July 27, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, July 28, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center on Hwy 441 South.

The profits raised will fund church missions.

Photo by Vickie Carpenter

 

 

The long-time Pastor of the Victory Baptist Church on Cowee Mountain, Benny Bagwell, has decided to step down as Pastor after 23 years due to the stress of the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Bagwell will preach his final sermon as Pastor on this Sunday, July 29, at the 11 a.m. service.

Pastor Bagwell and his wife, Beth, came to Victory following a 15- year career in the Christian School ministry. Under his leadership the church has built five buildings and is nearing completion of the largest building of all which is the new church sanctuary. The attendance has grown from a beginning of 45-50 to an average of more than 300 for several years with some high days around 375. More than 400 new Christians have been baptized in the creek during his ministry. The missions program has expanded from supporting eight missionaries to now supporting more than 70 missionaries with the monthly giving to missions more than $12,000 per month.

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published: 10/18/2013
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