61st Annual Macon County Fair :: September 17-20 @ Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center - 441 South, Franklin, NC

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Franklin High School senior, Lindsay Simpson was recently named Most Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year in the individual division of the distinguished “The Little Pigs Award” from the Mountain Amateur Athletic Club of Asheville. Simpson beat out nominees from all 3A schools across Western North Carolina.

Simpson was recognized for her excellence as a dual sport athlete, earning, “Player of the Year” in two varsity women’s sports: volleyball and basketball, as well as district “Player of the Year.”

Simpson’s additional accomplishments include being recognized for four consecutive years as an “All Conference” player in both volleyball and basketball; “All WNC” in two sports, and “All district selection, and all-state honors.

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The 2011 Macon Middle School Cheerleaders are gearing up to cheer for the Panters during football season, as well as preparing to support other fall MMS sports.

The MMS football season starts with their home game Sept. 8, at 5 p.m at the Franklin High School football field.

After intensive practice sessions, and with a UCA camp that took place on Aug. 12 and 13 behind them, these girls are ready to cheer for their MMS teams.

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Another great year of softball comes to a close after several competitive games all season long.

The final regular season standings were: Champions - City Restaurant/Dirt Plus; 2nd-Aces; 3rd- Fat Buddies/Head Hunters; 4th-Wild Turkeys; 5th-Team Extreme; 6th-Mulligans; 7th - Pipeline; 8th-Warbirds; 9th-Dirty Dawgs; 10th-Night Owls.

The end-of-season tournament results were: Champions - City Restaurant/Dirt Plus; and 2nd - Fat Buddies/Head Hunters; and 3rd-Wild Turkeys.

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The 2nd annual Franklin Blue Planet 5k race was a prime display of the community coming together to show their support of a global cause. The Blue Planet Network helps provide safe drinking water through what is known as the Peer Water Exchange where people can review and learn from each other’s work and get funding to start their own clean water projects.

“The event went extremely well, I couldn’t be more pleased,” said Canyon Woodward, the organizer for the race. “The overall support from the community was nothing short of spectacular.”

Hosted by the Franklin High School Interact Club, the running portion of the race began at 9 a.m. at the Tassee Shelter on the Little Tennessee Greenway, followed by a one-mile fun walk/run, with more than 100 participants for both events.

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