Press photo/Ryan Hanchett - Someone tossed this television along Wells Grove Road.
Press photo/Tim Reaves - Fisher Armstrong, a third-grader at William W Estes Elementary School in Asheville, talks about the Leader in Me program at his school during an information session at Iotla Valley Elementary School on Tuesday.
Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Franklin’s softball team improved to 4-0 with Tuesday’s win at North Henderson. Front row, from left: Brooke Robinson, Ashleigh Lamb, Katie Gibson, Faith Bourque, Reagan Henry, Hailey Crawford, Sarah Stanley, Haeli Bryson. Back row: Kaylee Jackson, Haley Freeman, Audi Wallace, Kellie Rogers, Ashlyn Watts, Taylor Carlton, Kate Reed Inabinet, Paige Norton.
Press photo/Tim Reaves - East Franklin Elementary School Principal Shirley Parks will retire July 1.
Doug Plemmons
Press photos/Tim Reaves - Darrell Gravitt, front, Doc Elmore, middle, and Joe Allen, of Joe Allen Builders Inc., dig footers for stairs in front of an outdoor stage at Cowee School Arts and Heritage Center on Monday.

News Stories

Press photo/Tim Reaves - Fisher Armstrong, a third-grader at William W Estes Elementary School in Asheville, talks about the Leader in Me program at his school during an information session at Iotla Valley Elementary School on Tuesday.

Iotla Valley Elementary School (IVES) rolled out its plans for a transformative student leadership program at an information session on Tuesday.

A program at Western Carolina University to help students recover from substance abuse and drug addiction issues took center stage in Macon County during the March meeting of the county board of co

Press photo/Tim Reaves - East Franklin Elementary School Principal Shirley Parks will retire July 1.

Sitting behind her desk and surrounded by mementos of a long career, East Franklin Elementary School principal Shirley Parks displays a quiet determination.

Sports

Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Franklin’s softball team improved to 4-0 with Tuesday’s win at North Henderson. Front row, from left: Brooke Robinson, Ashleigh Lamb, Katie Gibson, Faith Bourque, Reagan Henry, Hailey Crawford, Sarah Stanley, Haeli Bryson. Back row: Kaylee Jackson, Haley Freeman, Audi Wallace, Kellie Rogers, Ashlyn Watts, Taylor Carlton, Kate Reed Inabinet, Paige Norton.

Sometimes the class sizes are balanced with a fairly equal number of girls. Other times, it’s lopsided.

Doug Plemmons

It’s been five years since Doug Plemmons has coached basketball, and eight since he was a head coach.

Press photo/Andy Scheidler - Franklin’s Kellie Rogers drills a single in the first inning of Thursday’s game against Smoky Mountain, driving in two of the Panthers’ 15 runs.

Haeli Bryson could tell while warming up before the game that she had her better stuff.
   “I just felt it before the game,” Bryson said. “I knew it was gonna be a good game.”

Obituaries

Katherine Marie Baumann

Katherine Marie Baumann, 79, of Franklin, passed away Monday, March 20, 2017.

Betty Jean Lazenby Burgess

Betty Jean Lazenby Burgess, 85, of Franklin, passed away Monday, March 20, 2017.

Albert D. Raby

Albert D. Raby, 81, of Waterford, Michigan and formerly of Pontiac, Michigan, died March 19, 2017.

He graduated from Franklin High School in 1953.

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