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On Tuesday morning, Sheila Boggan of Clayton, Ga., driving a Dodge Caravan, was turning right into a parking place near Doobies, at 3046 Georgia Road, attempted to hit the brakes and accelerated instead.

No injuries were reported.

Boggan was charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid collision with property.

No estimate of the damages were available at presstime.

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On Tuesday morning at approximately 12:10 am, Audra Thomas made a 9-1-1 call to request assistance after wrecking her 1998 Toyota 4-runner.

According to the State Highway Patrol, Thomas was traveling south on U.S. 23 near the Franklin Ford dealership.

Thomas ran off the road to the right at which point she lost control of the car causing the car to swerve back onto the road before overturning three times.

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Former N.C. State Senator Robert C. Carpenter passed away Saturday in his Franklin home at the age of 87.

Lovingly known to many as Senator Bob, an entire community mourns the loss of a legend, but finds comfort in remembering his tireless efforts and dedication to the people of Macon County.

The Macon County Board of Commissioners took time to honor Carpenter before beginning their August meeting. Before Macon County Commissioner Kevin Corbin led the invocation, he offered attendees the opportunity to join in a moment of silent reflection or prayer for Senator Bob. Corbin said, “Senator Bob was probably a friend to everybody in this room, regardless of political affiliation.” Corbin continued, “He was a true gentleman, a servant to Macon County and a servant to this state; we all loved him.”

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You might be from Franklin, NC if… “you’ve ever been terrified of getting stuck on town hill in a straight drive!” posts Melissa Watts, one of the over 1900 members of the new hit Facebook group “You might be from Franklin, NC if...”

The group, which started a mere two weeks ago, was started by Franklin native Oren Coin and is spreading like wildfire.

“I started this group July 29, with no great expectations,” said Coin. “It just went cosmic. I was bored at the time and looking for trouble. Damn sure got me some trouble.”

According to group member, Gail Kelly Lester, the group appeals to such a broad audience.

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