The Highlander/Carolyn Morrisroe - The new roof at the Highlands School is expected to cost at least $200,000.
Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Shelby Frazier swims the butterfly during Saturday’s Mountain Swim League Conference championship, held at the Macon County Recreation Park. Franklin won its 13th straight conference title.
Press photo/Linda Mathias - Dr. Parke Davis works with a patient at the Community Care Clinic in Franklin.
Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Lewis Wareing attempts a corner kick as part of a coaches challenge Wednesday at the Macon County Industrial Park soccer field. The British Soccer Camp took place this week, with four coaches from Challenger Sports overseeing 50 players ages 4-14.
Press photos/Tim Reaves - Volunteer Heidi Hunter pushes a ground penetrating radar system through the tall grass near Cowee Mound on Wednesday.
Press photo/Tim Reaves - Volunteers James Woods, left, and Roy McClure hand food and milk to a young resident of Bateman mobile home park in Otto on Monday.

News Stories

The Highlander/Carolyn Morrisroe - The new roof at the Highlands School is expected to cost at least $200,000.

After a decade of headaches, Macon County Schools (MCS) is ready to replace the Highlands School gymnasium roof.

Ingles plans to tear down the former Whistle Stop mall in less than a month.

Press photo/Linda Mathias - Dr. Parke Davis works with a patient at the Community Care Clinic in Franklin.

Barbara Taylor, the new executive director of the Community Care Clinic of Franklin, had been on the job just a couple of weeks when she got some great news for both the clinic and the people it se

Sports

Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Shelby Frazier swims the butterfly during Saturday’s Mountain Swim League Conference championship, held at the Macon County Recreation Park. Franklin won its 13th straight conference title.

What: Mountain Swim League Conference championship
   
   When: Saturday, July 23
   

Sammy Gunter revived the boys tennis program at Franklin High School in 2000, after it has been dormant for a decade. At the time, he figured he’d someone else would relieve him soon after.

Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Lewis Wareing attempts a corner kick as part of a coaches challenge Wednesday at the Macon County Industrial Park soccer field. The British Soccer Camp took place this week, with four coaches from Challenger Sports overseeing 50 players ages 4-14.

One by one, they line up for a chance to strut their stuff on the catwalk. The judges grade their performance, with each boy or girl receiving points.

Obituaries

Jack Arthur Earling Jr., 64, of Franklin, passed away Thursday, June 30, 2016.

Joan M. Giafaglione

Joan M. Giafaglione, 85, of Hayesville and Boynton Beach, Florida died of natural causes on Sunday July 10, 2016 

Joan was born June 7, 1931 in Wellsville New York.

Wallace Marvin Green, 75, of Bean Station, Tennessee, passed away Monday, July 25, 2016. A graveside service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28 at Ridgecrest Baptist Church Cemetery.

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