25th Annual Leaf Lookers GEMBOREE :: Friday, October 17 - Sunday, October 19 at the Macon County Community Building

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Just five short years after the program started, and three years under the direction of Coach Sarae Thornton, ambitious young runners have climbed their way to the top and secured first place in the conference championship meet.

According to Thornton, Maleah Langstaff showed great leadership throughout the season, placing first in a majority of the meets. Langstaff finished third at the conference meet after posting her personal best time.

Heidi Shope came in eighth overall in the big conference meet followed by ninth overall Faith Bourq.

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The RISE Club at Franklin High School held a fundraising event last week to benefit the Shop with the Cop program.

Students were able to buy pieces of duct tape and tape FHS Principal Chris Baldwin and the school's resources officer, Dani Burrows to the wall.

The event raised $125.

The RISE club is focused on inspiring leadership among students.

The club is led by Deputy Dani Burrows and Marci Holland, Student Services Coordinator for Macon County Schools.

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Football: {right) Junior Tailback Marquel Manning looks back as he scores on a long touchdown run after breaking through the line on his way to racking up 263 yards on the ground giving him the school record for rushing yards in a single season at 1,864. The previous record of 1,801 was set eight years ago by Alex Croteau.

more pics and information after the jump!

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First round of Athletic Hall of Fame inductees honored at Friday’s game.

Before the homecoming game against East Henderson, the track at the Panther Pit was lined with Franklin High School legends. Last year the FHS Athletic Booster Club took nominations from the public and then narrowed down the search to six inductees, who each embody the pride and dedication it takes to be a Panther. Those individuals were honored as the first round of inductees to Franklin's Athletic Hall of Fame.

The first honoree was not only recognized for his accomplishments as an athlete at Franklin High School, but was honored for his contributions to athletics on the collegiate level.

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