18th Annual PUMPKINFEST :: Saturday, October 25 from 9am - 4pm * Downtown Franklin :: CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO!

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Franklin’s Main Street Program working to improve downtown

One of the Main Street Program’s primary goals has always been to make Franklin's downtown more beautiful, comfortable, and inviting to visitors and locals alike. When Main Street Program's design committee visited nearby Main Street towns to see what improvements they are working on, they recognized the need for new benches that all have the same look in Franklin's downtown to improve the overall appearance while providing, comfortable functional space for people to relax on Main Street.

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Re-sale store, annual Shrimp Boil are major sources.

Macon County Habitat for Humanity recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of operation for its resale store in Franklin. The Habitat ReSale Store is one of several sources of funding for projects conducted by the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Profits from the store sales are plowed into conducting housing rehabilitation projects in Macon County and for operating the local organization.

The store is located at 56 West Palmer Street in Franklin and is one of the premier non-profit repurposing stores in the area, said Debby Westerman. Clothing, furniture and household goods are located in the front portion of the store, which is managed by Margaret Smoot, while Phil Rumans manages the construction material warehouse in the back of the facility.

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— SOFTBALL FOR A CURE TOURNAMENT Friday, Aug. 10. Co-ed teams at Highlands Town Field. Team registration fee - $100. Saturday, Aug. 11, Mens teams at Highlands Town Field. Team registration fee - $200. Double Elimination Tournaments. $1 Homeruns. Concessions will be served, including $5 hamburger plates. For more information, contact Justyne Reese at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

— PANCAKE BREAKFAST PERCENTAGE MORNING Saturday, Aug. 11, 7 to 10 a.m. FATZ Cafe, Franklin. $7 pancake breakfast (pancakes, sausage, fruit cup, and drink). $4 of every meal will be donated to Relay. The Wells Fargo team will be your waiters/waitresses, so all tips will also be donated to Relay. For more information, contact Anthony Welch at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (828)526-8132 .

more Highlands Relay events after the jump!

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Last Saturday, Macon residents took to Wal-Mart, K-Mart, and Big Lots to donate school supplies for Macon County children.

Headed by Macon County School System employee Karen Norton and held in conjunction with tax-free weekend, school supplies, which began being distributed on Wednesday, were collected for students.

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