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With spring right around the corner, Franklin's little league baseball signups are under way. This year, parents have three locations to register: Macon County Community Building between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, or Friday, Feb. 22; Mountain View Intermediate School on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. or online at

Cost is $65 for one child, $120 for two children from same family, or $165 for three children from the same family. Bring payment by cash or check (credit card for online registrations); a copy of child's birth certificate (for first year players only); and three proofs of residency

Team tryouts are March 2 at the Macon County Recreation Park. For more information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Disc golf course at SCC open to public

A new disc golf course has been constructed in Franklin, though many of the residents may have not realized it yet. Just behind the Southwestern Community College (SCC) building on the Macon County campus where the old Siler farm once operated, lies the new addition to the town.

Disc golf is a quickly growing sport and according to Noa Sparks, designer of the new course, there are around 1,000 courses around the country. Like it sounds, disc golf is similar to “ball” golf. The main difference being the substitution of a frisbee or a “disc,” for a golf ball.


FHS Sports Snaphsot: Basketball

The Franklin High School varsity basketball teams travelled to Tuscola on Tuesday, Feb. 12 for what would be their final regular season games. Both teams were coming off strong showings against West Henderson last Friday night, Feb. 8, when they both celebrated Senior Night with wins of 73-42 for the girls and 67-51 for the boys. Winter sport senior athletes and their families were honored before the Lady Panthers game. Senior Maggie Stewart was presented a commemorative basketball by Coach Harbarger shortly after she scored her 1,000th career point.


The Franklin High School varsity basketball teams hosted North Henderson on Friday, Feb. 1. The Lady Panthers started off the evening by trouncing the Knights, 47-29. The game looked as though it would be a close affair at half-time when Franklin led by eight points, but the second half told a different story as the Panther's outpaced North Henderson by 18 at the final buzzer. The Lady Panthers took that momentum in to their next game against the East Henderson and easily dispatched the Eagles, 74-32.


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