Photo/Tom Pantaleo - Left guard Garrett Sanders (65) and running back Brock Kloeppel shake hands while celebrating a touchdown run in the first quarter of last week’s home game against Brevard. Franklin will look to get back on the winning track when it travels to Canton for a WNCAC showdown.
Press photo/Tim Reaves - Lauren Barrington works on a flower arrangement at Sweet Stems Flower Bar on Wednesday.
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The area between the purple lines on this map will experience a total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017. Areas in the blue line, including Franklin, lie in the “path of totality.”
Photo/Tom Pantaleo - Franklin sophomore Tyler Harrison lays out to block a punt from Brevard’s Samuel Kicklighter. It led to a touchdown in the third quarter.

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Photos provided - Roy Henson / James "Sid" Davis

Two local firefighting legends died over the weekend, and their departments remembered them fondly.

Press photo/Tim Reaves - Lauren Barrington works on a flower arrangement at Sweet Stems Flower Bar on Wednesday.

Franklin shoppers have probably noticed some differences in the storefronts.
A few new businesses have popped up, while others have expanded, rebranded or changed ownership.
   

The area between the purple lines on this map will experience a total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017. Areas in the blue line, including Franklin, lie in the “path of totality.”

Franklin officials say the town is doing its part to prepare for a once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse set to darken the skies on Aug. 21, 2017.

Sports

Photo/Tom Pantaleo - Left guard Garrett Sanders (65) and running back Brock Kloeppel shake hands while celebrating a touchdown run in the first quarter of last week’s home game against Brevard. Franklin will look to get back on the winning track when it travels to Canton for a WNCAC showdown.

Following two straight losses, Franklin junior Isaac Mullins and the Panthers are eager to end the skid.

Photo/Tom Pantaleo - Franklin sophomore Tyler Harrison lays out to block a punt from Brevard’s Samuel Kicklighter. It led to a touchdown in the third quarter.

Brock Kloeppel scampers into the end zone, firing the cannon for a fifth time Friday night.

Photo/Tom Pantaleo - Franklin junior Isaac Mullins brings down an Erwin player, while getting help from multiple teammates including Robert McAllister (30).

One season is finished, and another is about to begin.

Obituaries

John Robert “Bobby” Andrews, 66, of Franklin, passed away peacefully on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016 at the Angel Medical Center in Franklin.

Lorine Sumner, 86, of Franklin, passed away Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016. A graveside service was held Monday, Sept. 26 at Holly Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev.

James Michael Crippen, 62, of Franklin, passed away Friday, Sept. 16, 2016.

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