Press photo/Ryan Hanchett - A fire leveled this home at 91 Woodridge Road on Tuesday.
Press photo/Andy Scheidler  - Franklin quarterback Andrew Moore launches a deep pass during a summer workout this week.
Photo submitted - Mainspring is working to make the 308-acre Wood Heirs property part of the state game lands system.
   More than 100 species of firefly live in North America, including 19 in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The most famous is the synchronous firefly.
Press photos/Linda Mathias - Decked out in Scottish attire, Braveheart 5K organizer Dave Linn signals the start of the race, which was held Saturday in Franklin.
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Press photo/Ryan Hanchett - A fire leveled this home at 91 Woodridge Road on Tuesday.

Fire crews from three local departments spent the early morning hours Tuesday battling a house fire at 91 Woodbridge Road in the Ellijay community.

Photo submitted - Mainspring is working to make the 308-acre Wood Heirs property part of the state game lands system.

Getting 101 people to agree on any subject is a tall order.

The Macon County board of commissioners heard from representatives with the North Carolina Association of Educators for the second time in the past eight months at their June meeting regarding a re

Sports

Press photo/Andy Scheidler  - Franklin quarterback Andrew Moore launches a deep pass during a summer workout this week.

During the early years of Josh Brooks’ tenure as Franklin’s football coach, the Panthers would play at most three 7-on-7 passing scrimmages during the summer.

Photo/Tom Pantaleo - Ethan Volk stepped into a leadership role this season for Franklin. He ended up being the team’s only senior, and helped the Panthers go 7-8 in the final 15 games after starting the season with seven straight losses.

Q&A with Ethan Volk

Photo/Tom Pantaleo - Representatives for three honorees into Franklin’s fifth class of the Athletic Hall of Fame attended the awards ceremony, when the announcement was made. Coach Joe Hall was the lone honoree in attendance June 1 when the Booster Club made the announcement. Pat Pattillo and Walter Scruggs are deceased, and Randy Chastain lives in another state. The official induction will take place before the FHS football Homecing game in the fall. Front row: from left: Greg Ray, Roger Guest, Tommy Moore

Two coaches and two players will join a prestigious group.

Obituaries

Mildred Ledford Anderson

Mildred Ledford Anderson, 89, of Franklin, passed away June 21, 2016.

Rev. Patricia (Tricia) Kilpatrick Hamilton Mack

Rev. Patricia (Tricia) Kilpatrick Hamilton Mack of Franklin passed away at home on June 20, 2016. 

Earl Wendall Hanvey, 79, of Franklin, passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2016. 

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