Press photo/Tim Reaves - Mountain View Intermediate School sixth-graders Helen Martin, left, and Taylor Foley, center left, chop onions and bell peppers during a Teen Cuisine class at the school on Wednesday.
Submitted photo - Deputies seized 245 Oxycodone pills and $1,640 in cash after a traffic stop.
Press photo/Andy Scheidler -  FHS catcher Bryson Burt snags a pitch during Tuesday’s game against North Henderson. The Panthers have lost four of their last five games.
Press photo/Ryan Hanchett - The Rev. David Beam blesses the Share and Serve Garden at First United Methodist Church.
Press photos/Andy Scheidler -  Franklin’s Kati Reddoch (2) plays a header next to a Smoky Mountain player during Wednesday’s home game.
Press photo/Tim Reaves -  The Buck Knob Fire, as seen from Old Murphy Road, sends smoke into the air on Wednesday.

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Press photo/Tim Reaves - Mountain View Intermediate School sixth-graders Helen Martin, left, and Taylor Foley, center left, chop onions and bell peppers during a Teen Cuisine class at the school on Wednesday.

The hallway of Mountain View Intermediate School filled with a mouth-watering breakfast aroma Wednesday even though it was the middle of the afternoon.

Submitted photo - Deputies seized 245 Oxycodone pills and $1,640 in cash after a traffic stop.

 A routine traffic stop in Macon County on April 21 led to the arrest of a Georgia man on multiple felonies, including trafficking opium/heroin. 

Press photo/Ryan Hanchett - The Rev. David Beam blesses the Share and Serve Garden at First United Methodist Church.

The kale is planted, sweet potatoes have been ordered and the Share and Serve Garden at First United Methodist Church in Franklin will soon be helping area families in need for the fourth consecuti

Sports

Press photo/Andy Scheidler -  FHS catcher Bryson Burt snags a pitch during Tuesday’s game against North Henderson. The Panthers have lost four of their last five games.

The losses continue to pile up for Franklin’s baseball team. The Panthers lost twice at home this week, giving them four defeats in their past five contests.

Between the boom from the cannon, cheers from the crowd and exciting plays on the field, the Panther Pit is home to an electric atmosphere on Friday nights in the fall.

Press photos/Andy Scheidler -  Franklin’s Kati Reddoch (2) plays a header next to a Smoky Mountain player during Wednesday’s home game.

Franklin’s soccer team beat Smoky Mountain 4-0 on Wednesday, and coach Rita Esterwood is pleased with the Panthers’ recent strides.

Obituaries

Steve Rice

Steven Rice, 54, went to be with the Lord, April 25, 2016. He was born on Aug. 3, 1962 in Macon County. Steve worked for the Boys and Girls Club, raising money for the clubs and to build new ones.

W.E. “Gene” Houston, 81, of Rabun Gap, Georgia, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2016, at his home.

Margaret Ann Nickerson

Margaret Ann Nickerson, 99, died on Friday, April 22, 2016, at Blue Ridge on the Mountain. Margaret was born in Oak Park, Illinois, on May 30, 1916, to the late Alfred and Ivy Coffron Mickels. 

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