The Rotary Club of Franklin presents RiverFest 2 :: Saturday, August 29 from 8:30am - 12:30pm along the Little Tennessee River :: click here for more information!

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The Franklin High School band has built quite the reputation over the years, marching in parades all across the eastern seaboard and competing in national competitions. Now, as the fall season approaches, anybody passing the high school may be able to hear the sounds of drums echoing from the school grounds as the members carry out practice drills in their attempt at perfection.

Not only does the band hammer out tunes every Friday night in support of the school's football team, they also strive for their own goals. This year, they are definitely competing in two national events with perhaps something bigger in the works according to band director, Buddy Huckabee. For now however, he will focus on the 74 members of the band and their immediate future.


Franklin High School's volleyball team saw its three-game win streak come to an end last Thursday when they hosted the Brevard Blue Devils at the Panther Den. After beating the likes of Hayesville twice and Swain County, the Lady Panthers couldn't maintain their momentum against the 4-1 Brevard team. They took the first set, but was unable to hold on, eventually losing the game, 3-1.

The Lady Panthers hit the road on Tuesday to avenge the loss against the Pisgah Sugar Bears. Their next home game will take place tonight when they host the Smoky Mountain Mustangs.


The Southwestern Community College Foundation has just a few more spaces for teams to enter this year’s Fall Foursome on Sept. 16 at the Balsam Mountain Preserve.

The golf tournament, which is in its 26th year, raises funds that support SCC and its students. Most of the proceeds will go toward scholarships and the student emergency fund.

“Balsam Mountain Preserve is an absolutely gorgeous golf course, and we’ve had a great response so far with people signing up,” said Mary Otto Selzer, director of the SCC Foundation. “It will be a fun-packed day featuring a challenging course, in a breathtaking setting, and delicious food provided by the SCC Culinary Department.”

Entry fee for the captain’s choice tournament is $150 per player, which includes green fees, a golf cart, breakfast, lunch and a buffet meal afterward. Shotgun start is at 9 a.m. Mulligan packages are available.


Macon County Soccer Club will kick off its Fall Recreation Season this Saturday, Sept. 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Hundreds of youth players with their families, friends and fans will converge at the Macon County Industrial Park Fields located at 96 Industrial Park Drive in Franklin to watch. Fans will also be able to watch a Classic U16 Girls game against the WCWAA Soccer Club from the greater Charlotte area at 2 p.m.

The opening day event will feature the First Annual Macon County Soccer Club Sponsor & Community Expo. Business and community sponsors of the soccer club will have tables set up with information, giveaways, games, facepainting and inflatables. The event is open to everyone in the community.


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