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“Go out and seek the truth to bring about justice,” retired Franklin Police Chief Terry Bradley told graduates of Southwestern Community College’s Basic Law Enforcement Training Class # 68. Bradley, who served as Franklin Police Chief from 1994 until last month when he retired, was keynote speaker at the March 9 graduation held at the Jerry Sutton Public Safety Training Center.

Bradley, a graduate of SCC’s BLET program, told the graduates, “You are going into a professional arena. The fine folks at SCC gave you the foundation and platform for this arena.”


Brian and Andrea Thurmond of Franklin, announce the birth of their son, Keagan Tyler Thurmond on February 20, 2012. He weighed 6lbs 8 oz and 19 3/4 inches long.

Keagan has a proud big brother, Matthew Thurmond, age six.

Maternal grandparents are Cless & Linda Overly from Cumming, GA. Paternal grandparents are Jim & Linda Thurmond of Franklin, NC.

Keagan shares his birthday with his mom and maternal grandmother, who were also born on February 20.

The School of Music at Western Carolina University will present an evening featuring solo oboe with strings at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, in the recital hall of the Coulter Building.

Admission is free and the public is invited.


The Macon County Art Asssociation (a not-for-profit artist association) will host artist Mary Lou Carpenter in a workshop on “Creativity” on March 24 from 10AM-4PM. Interested persons can inquire at the Uptown Gallery, 30 E Main, Franklin NC.

Medium: mixed media: painting.
Level: intermediate to advanced.


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