Photo submitted - The campfire ring is the site of ceremonies and fellowship at Lumpkin Adventure Base.
Press file photo - Seniors warm up during a tai chi class at the Dorothy R. and John L Crawford Senior Center.
Photo/Tom Pantaleo - Franklin junior Grant Stiles slides safely into second base during a home game earlier this season. The Panthers managed seven hits during Tuesday’s loss at Smoky.
Press photo/Ryan Hanchett - Don Burch repairs an  interior wall at the Robert C. Carpenter Community Building on Thursday morning.
Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Freshman Haley Freeman takes a cut during a home game earlier this season. Freeman had a pair of hits during Tuesday’s 15-3 victory at Smoky Mountain.
Press photo/Ryan Hanchett - Business owners, community leaders and members of the Macon County Economic Development Commission got an inside look at Harmony House Foods and Tektone on Wednesday.

News Stories

Press file photo - Seniors warm up during a tai chi class at the Dorothy R. and John L Crawford Senior Center.

Macon County leaders hope that proposed federal budget cuts don’t end up costing the county positions at the Crawford Senior Center in Franklin.

Press photo/Ryan Hanchett - Don Burch repairs an  interior wall at the Robert C. Carpenter Community Building on Thursday morning.

After a month delay, the sound of hammers, drills and saws can be heard inside the Robert C. Carpenter Building.

Press photo/Ryan Hanchett - Business owners, community leaders and members of the Macon County Economic Development Commission got an inside look at Harmony House Foods and Tektone on Wednesday.

The doors swung open at two Macon County businesses on Wednesday so members of the local entrepreneurial community could see the progress made over the past year.

Sports

Photo/Tom Pantaleo - Franklin junior Grant Stiles slides safely into second base during a home game earlier this season. The Panthers managed seven hits during Tuesday’s loss at Smoky.

In the first meeting between the Franklin and Smoky baseball teams, it was the Panthers who won by one run on a walk-off hit. In the second meeting, the Mustangs returned the favor.

Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Freshman Haley Freeman takes a cut during a home game earlier this season. Freeman had a pair of hits during Tuesday’s 15-3 victory at Smoky Mountain.

Coming off its best hitting game of the season, Franklin’s softball team is ready for a showdown for supremacy in the conference.

Down two starters, Adam Tallent was forced to alter his lineup and put players in unfamiliar positions in the field.

Obituaries

Keith Holland

FRANKLIN - Keith Holland, 76, of Franklin, passed away Monday, April 17, 2017.

John F. O’Neill, Jr.

WATERFORD, MICH. - John F. O’Neill, Jr., 66, of Waterford, Michigan, passed away, Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

 John was preceded in death by his parents, John and Margaret O’Neill.

FRANKLIN - Brad Eric Huggins, 41, of Franklin, passed away on April 10, 2017.

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