11th Annual FRANKLIN FOLK FESTIVAL :: Saturday, July 19 from 9am - 4pm in Historic Downtown Franklin

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In a world where jobs and food are scarce for many, one man stands tall in the name of charity.

Last Friday, as flurries floated about a nearfreezing Highlands Road, local insurance salesman Patrick Jenkins prepared himself for two days of wintry weather.

Last year, Jenkins spent 48 hours suspended 60 feet in the air by a crane. This year he repeated the feat in the name of the “Cold for a Cause” donation drive, which benefits local relief agency CareNet. The organization has more than 4,700 families on file who have used its services over the past several years.


More than 40 years after the death of the brightest icon of the civil rights movement, Martin Luther King Jr., people are still gathering to remember the gains and losses his life represents. Several events have been planned in the area to commemorate his life and work.

In Franklin, a parade is scheduled on Monday, Jan. 17, beginning at 1 p.m. The parade will start at the Big Bear Park in downtown Franklin, and process from there to the Gazebo on the square off of Main Street. A short program will be held at the Gazebo in honor of the King’s legacy.


The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help to identify a man and woman captured on a video surveillance camera at an area business. The man and woman are considered persons of interest in a burglary which occurred recently in Dillsboro. The individuals shown in video still images released by the JCSO were in the Dillsboro area on or about Dec. 4, 2010.

According to Sgt. John Buchanan, several burglary cases currently under investigation in Jackson County may be related. Details of these cases will not be released until investigators have gained more information about the possible suspects in the case.


Jarrett Lee Williams, 29 years of age, last known to live in the area of Big Cove Road in Cherokee NC, is wanted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office for the charges of felony assault with a deadly Weapon inflicting serious injuries, felony first degree kidnapping, felony breaking and entering, felony larceny, and felony larceny of a firearm. These charges stem from an incident that occurred on Friday, January 7, where officers responded to Doberman Lane in Whittier regarding a call that a male victim’s residence had been broken into while the victim was at home.


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published: 10/18/2013
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