Press photo/Linda Mathias - Payton Norman shares an important secret with Annabell Gunter on the first day of school Monday at Cartoogechaye Elementary.
Photo/Tom Pantaleo - Grant Vanhook lifts up a Murphy player and makes the tackle on a kickoff. Vanhook made a team-high five tackles during Franklin’s blowout victory. The Bulldogs managed only five first downs.
David Warren Taylor
Photo submitted - No one was home when fire gutted this residence Wednesday morning.
Press photos/Tim Reaves - South Macon Elementary School second grade teachers Tiffany Follari, right, and Courtney Gates, center, make bookmarks with the help of intern Emily White on Wednesday.

News Stories

Construction on the Town Bridge replacement should begin at the end of November, North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) officials say.

Press photo/Linda Mathias - Payton Norman shares an important secret with Annabell Gunter on the first day of school Monday at Cartoogechaye Elementary.

Monday and Tuesday saw the familiar crush of cars trickling in and out of county schools, goodbye kisses and maybe a few sighs of relief from parents after the long summer.

David Warren Taylor

Threats made via social media landed a Macon County man in jail on Friday.

Sports

Photo/Tom Pantaleo - Grant Vanhook lifts up a Murphy player and makes the tackle on a kickoff. Vanhook made a team-high five tackles during Franklin’s blowout victory. The Bulldogs managed only five first downs.

The announcer at Murphy football games is known for bellowing out “first and 10, Bulldogs!” every time the home squad moves the chains.

Press photos/Andy Scheidler - Franklin’s golf team features three returning players and one who’s played two years in middle school. From left: head coach Felicia Nidiffer, Reilly Stahl, Mackenzie Herman, Olivia Keener, Alex Torres, assistant coach Mitch Nidiffer. Not pictured: manager Caleb Moss.

As the golfers from four schools finished their rounds and turned in their scorecards, Franklin golf coach Felicia Nidiffer noticed something. 

Photo/Tom Pantaleo - Franklin’s AJ Carpenter leaves the ground while trying to make a tackle during last week’s home game. The Panthers will travel to Murphy Friday for their first road game of the season.

Surprises go out the window when Franklin and Murphy meet on the gridiron.
   “Both teams know exactly what to expect of each other,” FHS coach Josh Brooks said. 

Obituaries

Leonard Ray Guest

Leonard Ray Guest, 89, of Hertford, died on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016. 

John “Michael” Gruber, 60, of Franklin, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. A memorial mass will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

Lois Juanita Houston, 82, of Highlands, passed away Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. Funeral services were held Sunday, Aug. 28 at Buck Creek Baptist Church.

The Franklin Press

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