Photo submitted - A group of B-24s bombs the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania in 1944.
Photos/Tom Pantaleo - Patrick Faetz and Johnathan Collier run the bases, while Elizabeth Mashburn and Kaitlyn Reeves cheer them on. The Second Annual Softball Game for students with disabilities was held May 11 at the Parker Meadows Complex.
Photo submitted - LesLeigh Tabor, who has signed with Western Carolina, displays her four state championship medals.
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Press photo/Linda Mathias - Honorary chair Tammy McDowell makes her survivor lap with her husband, Dennis McDowell, and her sister, Kim Clark, at her side.
Press photo/Carter Giegerich - Margaret Andrews has been a fixture at the Friends of the Library used bookstore since the doors opened in 1992.

News Stories

Photo submitted - A group of B-24s bombs the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania in 1944.

On his 17th birthday, Dec. 7, 1941, John Keener Jr.

The end of the school year is a cause for celebration for most schoolchildren. But for food-insecure families, the summer months can be a big challenge.

A month after officials with Mission Health made the decision to end labor and delivery services for expecting mothers at Angel Medical Center, the Macon County Board of Health remains in a holding

Sports

Photos/Tom Pantaleo - Patrick Faetz and Johnathan Collier run the bases, while Elizabeth Mashburn and Kaitlyn Reeves cheer them on. The Second Annual Softball Game for students with disabilities was held May 11 at the Parker Meadows Complex.

Jeff Ballentine crushes the ball into deep left-center field.

Photo submitted - LesLeigh Tabor, who has signed with Western Carolina, displays her four state championship medals.

For a while, LesLeigh Tabor displayed her track and field medals on a wall at home. The medals hung from a curtain rod – until one day when the rod broke.

Photo submitted - Hannah Angel took first place in the high jump and triple jump at the conference meet. She set a school record by clearing 5 feet, 2 inches in the high jump.

Multiple athletes broke school records this spring for Macon Middle School’s track and field team.

Obituaries

Helen Jean Gatling, 78, of Franklin, passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

No services will be held.

Harry E. Grover, II, 62, of Franklin, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

 No services are planned.

FRANKLIN - John S. Ohlson, 71, of Franklin, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017. 

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