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Tim and Hazel Norris announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly Marie Norris, to Rev. Jimmy Ray Dellinger, son of Babara Dellinger and the late Boyd Dellinger.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Jack Boyce and the late Viola Boyce and to Evelyn Norris and the late L.T. Norris.

The wedding is set for Saturday, Feb. 23, at 6 p.m. at the Cartoogechaye Church of God. A reception will follow at the West Macon Fire Department. All family and friends are invited to attend.

The couple will reside in Robbinsville, where the groom-elect pastors.

The teachers of Franklin High School have nominated the Mr. and Miss FHS Court for 2013. This year’s "Masquerade Ball" themed dance will be held in the FHS gym on Saturday, Feb. 16, where Mr. & Miss FHS will be revealed as voted on by the student body.

Photo by Vickie Carpenter


Downtown Franklin merchants getting in on the action.

The winter months are the hardest on animals at Macon County's Animal Control. With the shelter at risk of overcrowding, even with the group of dedicated volunteers working to take care of all the dogs and cats that end up at the shelter, a need still exists for events and programs to help save the lives of unclaimed pets.

Volunteers Tammy and Ken Sigler have been diligently working with John Hook and Linda Sprinkles with Animal Control to develop programs that educate the community on the shelter...


Club members help out with ‘A Case for Smiles.’

Deb Heatherly moved to North Carolina in 2002 and three years later, opened Deb's Cats N’ Quilts on East Main Street in Franklin. After a short stay in that location, she moved her shop to West Palmer Street where it can be found today.

The building that the shop resides in was originally Franklin's first Buick dealership back in the 1940s.


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