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DL and Olga Causey of Franklin, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday, May 16, with family and friends at the Valley Cafe.

The couple married on that date in 1953, in south Miami, Fla.

The couple has three children, Michael Causey, of Stuart, Fla., Steven Causey, of Eagle River, Ark., Melanie Causey Kerchenski of Corona, Calif., three grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Literacy is a top priority in Macon County and the Macon County Public Library continues to lead the initiative of instilling the importance of literacy in the community's youth. In recognition of her efforts to increase the library's involvement with the children in Macon County, The Rotary Club of Franklin honored Maggie Kennedy with the Rotary Club of Franklin's Family and Community Service Award.

According to Rotary Club President Gary Dills, Kennedy received the award for her continual support of literacy not just in the library, but in community volunteer programs such as Read2Me for youth in the community. Kennedy has been a mainstay of Read2Me particularly with the youngest of readers.


Trimont Christian Academy held its annual Kids Classic Walkathon on Friday, May 10, at the Macon County Recreation Park.

The Walkathon is the non-profit school's largest fundraiser of the year.

During the month of May, Trimont Christian Academy's 200 students, preschool to 12th grade ran, walked, sweated, talked and prayed their way around Franklin's Greenway and the Franklin Golf Course.


Franklin High School held its annual Scholarship night Thursday, May 2. Representatives from various committees presented the scholarships. Special music was provided by the Southern Appalachian Boys.

View the complete listing of scholarships and recipients after the jump!


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