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The Friends of the Scottish Museum held the 17th annual Burns Night Supper on Saturday, Jan. 19, at Tartan Hall to celebrate the 254th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns. The evening began with “Calling of the Clans.” A five-course Scottish dinner menu followed, interspersed with stories and songs and concluded with Scottish Country dancing and “Auld Lang Syne,” perhaps Burns’ most famous work. Eleanor and Lloyd Swift chaired the event this year.

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Franklin Chamber of Commerce holds annual awards banquet

For the fourth year in a row, Patrick Jenkins spent 48 hours high above Macon County to stir community support for CareNet. This year, Jenkins’ efforts encouraged the community to donate 1,052 pounds of food and more than 2,000 coats to be given to CareNet.

With the help of the community group Franklin Young Professionals Inc. and CareNet Director, Shaina Adkins, once again, Jenkins’ efforts benefited those in need in the community.

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“Honoring the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” was held at the First United Methodist Church (FUMC) in Franklin Sunday. Sponsored by the Macon County Human Relations Council, the event featured music, guest speakers and youth participation.

Rev. David Beam made opening remarks offering a memorial presentation for Andrew Ray, former member of FUMC. Town of Franklin Mayor Joe Collins greeted the congregation. William G. Crawford Jr. led the litany for Martin Luther King Jr. with responsive reading from the congregants.

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During Martin Luther King Jr.'s Day of Service Jan. 21 Western Carolina University students like Whitney Collins, left, and Gabrielle Ellis volunteered to help at the Jackson County Friends of the Library Used Book Store's annual cleaning.

 

 

 

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