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On Saturday, April 14, Angel Medical Center’s Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehabilitation held the 2nd Macon Your Heart Beat 5K Walk/Run at the Little Tennessee Tassee Park. More than 175 participants came out and took part in either the one-mile walk/run or the 5K walk/run raising close to $8,500. The proceeds benefit those in the community who, without financial assistance, could not pay for rehab that is beneficial to a full recovery. While most insurance plans recognize and pay for 80 percent or more of the charges incurred by the program, many patients do not have full coverage, and sometimes don’t have coverage at all.


Franklin High School Senior Katie Peck officially signed a letter of intent to play volleyball for Gardner-Webb last Wednesday.

Peck’s gradparents, Bruce and Sue Bryson, siblings Kacie, Meghan and Kyle all joined in the celebration.


Tourney to benefit affiliate chaplaincy programs

MedWest Health System is presenting the MedWest-Harris and MedWest-Swain Foundation Chaplaincy Golf Tournament on May 12 at Smoky Mountain Country Club in Whittier to support the hospitals’ chaplaincy programs and the spiritual care provided to patients, families and hospital staff.

The fundraiser tournament at the club at 1300 Conleys Creek Road in Whittier is a four-man captain’s choice. Registration is from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. A barbecue lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m. The tournament includes hole-inone prizes, goody bags and a putting contest for a golf membership.


Simpson trades in the red and white to sport purple and gold

Franklin High School senior Lindsay Simpson signed to play basketball at Western Carolina University on Friday.

The 5’7” guard had been heavily recruited since her freshman year and decided to play for the Catamounts because of the opportunity to receive a quality education while playing for a dedicated sports team.

Numerous people spoke at the signing ceremony to honor Simpson including Gary Shields, John deVille and Bobby Kuppers.


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