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

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The first annual St. Patty’s Day Mulligans 5K was held on Saturday along the Little Tennessee River Greenway.

With 100 percent of the proceeds from race entry fees being donated to CareNet, $400 was raised for the local organization.

Patrick Merritt was the overall male winner with a time of 21:36 and Brittany Murphy was the overall female winner with a time of 24:43.

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The “Dash in Disguise” 5K and a 1-mile fun run in which participants are encouraged to wear a costume or funky attire will be held at Western Carolina University on Saturday, March 29.

The fun run starts at 10 a.m. and the 5K at 11 a.m. near A.K. Hinds University Center. Racers should arrive an hour early to check-in for the event.

The cost to participate in the 5K is $15 for students and $20 for all others. The fun run will be $5 for children.

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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Carl Edwards seemed to be cruising to victory in the final laps of Sunday's Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

But nothing would come easily this day or night for drivers, fans or track officials in a race delayed more than five hours by rain.

Edwards had opened a lead of more than four seconds when the track's caution lights inexplicably came on with less than three laps remaining. Seconds later, a cloudburst released the hardest rain of the day or night.

The race finished under caution and Edwards did prevail, finishing ahead of his teammate Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Aric Almirola in a 1-2-3 sweep by Fords.

"I did not want to see that caution," Edwards said. "Concern was not a strong enough word. So, I'm glad the rain came. I think there were some higher powers at work there."

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The Harlem Ambassadors visited Franklin on Tuesday night to take on the Franklin Dribblers at the FHS Panther Pit in front of lively audience.

As part of the show, young attendees along with their friends and family were invited to take part in various mini-games that were held throughout the night as well as some hilarious dance sequences.

The Harlem Ambassadors use their headturning basketball skills to spread laughs and a positive message to kids, “Stay in School – Stay Off Drugs.”

Partnered with The Franklin Chamber of Commerce and the Franklin High School Booster Club, the Ambassadors made Franklin one of their more than 200 shows they put on each year.

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