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Lula Kloss celebrated her 95th birthday Saturday, Aug. 2, at Hickory Knoll United Methodist Church surrounded by friends and family.

From left is son, Robert Alexander; daughter, Francis Killian; Lula Alexander, and son, Richard Alexander.

Photo by Betsey Gooder



Lt. William Addington, patriot in the War for Independence, was memorialized in a “Rededication Ceremony and SAR Patriot Marking” at the First Methodist Church Cemetery last Saturday morning. The ceremony was performed by the Silas McDowell Chapter, North Carolina Society, Sons of the American Revolution National Society, Sons of the American Revolution.

Tom Long, president of the Silas McDowell Chapter of the Sons of the Revolution, presided over the hour-long ceremony, opening with the presentation of colors by a combined color guard involving the Franklin Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and the Sons of the American Revolution.


Friends and family gathered to honor Mildred Swafford on the occasion of her 90th birthday Sunday at the Tassee Shelter in Franklin.

Just a portion of the many people who came out to celebrate are pictured (front row, L-R) Wayne English, Mildred Swafford, Danny Swafford; (second row) David Swafford, Gail Vinson, Linda Wall, Jim Shope; (back row) Debbie Shope, Amanda Shope, Alan Vinson, Clark and Ellen Shope, Wade Shope, and Henry Wall.

Photos by Betsey Gooder


The Old Bones, Macon County's Senior Softball Team, ages 60-82, who play more than 100 games annually at out of town, neutral sites, will be playing their only local games of the season on Friday, Aug. 1, against the senior team from Dahlonega, Ga.

The Old Bones will play a doubleheader starting at 10 a.m. on the softball field behind the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts.

Bring a cushion for the bleachers or a chair.

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