Photo submitted - Grass and landscaping burn outside of First United Methodist Church on Tuesday night after a power pole crashed to the ground and ignited a fire. The arcing line can be seen to the right.
Katherine Jeter and Adam Conley
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Press photo/Andy Scheidler Front row, from left: Front row, from left: managers Hannah Jennings, Sammy Carpenter, Lexi Gibson. Second row: Noah Sitton, Seth Crupi, Phil Sequoya, Joseph Caiata, Cameron Peek, Ethayn Hervey, Chandler Crawford, Wyatt Yates. Third row: Isaiah Grasty, Aiden Carpenter, Seth Price, Jarrett Evans, Evan Klatt, Terry Brooks, Gavin Riddle, Brandon Berger, Gavin Awtry. Back row: Bryce Rogers, Josh Talley, Ty Quinney, Gabe Pickens, Austin Holland, Jesus Torres, Camden Cochran, Sean Dunn.

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Photo submitted - Grass and landscaping burn outside of First United Methodist Church on Tuesday night after a power pole crashed to the ground and ignited a fire. The arcing line can be seen to the right.

A power pole failure ignited a fire outside of First United Methodist Church in Franklin on Tuesday night.

Katherine Jeter and Adam Conley

Two defendants charged with the same crimes received two very different outcomes in Macon County superior court this week.

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The weekend of the 2017 solar eclipse is here, and final preparations are being made throughout town in anticipation of record-breaking crowds and a bevy of organized events celebrating the occasio

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When the program owns eight consecutive winning seasons, including multiple conference championships and state playoff victories, expectations are always high surrounding Franklin High School footb

Press photo/Andy Scheidler Front row, from left: Front row, from left: managers Hannah Jennings, Sammy Carpenter, Lexi Gibson. Second row: Noah Sitton, Seth Crupi, Phil Sequoya, Joseph Caiata, Cameron Peek, Ethayn Hervey, Chandler Crawford, Wyatt Yates. Third row: Isaiah Grasty, Aiden Carpenter, Seth Price, Jarrett Evans, Evan Klatt, Terry Brooks, Gavin Riddle, Brandon Berger, Gavin Awtry. Back row: Bryce Rogers, Josh Talley, Ty Quinney, Gabe Pickens, Austin Holland, Jesus Torres, Camden Cochran, Sean Dunn.

Returning starters on junior varsity teams are rare. Franklin’s JV football team is no exception, with one returning starter on offense and two on defense. 

Photo/Tom Pantaleo - Franklin defenders Kenzie Bouakhamphong (29) and Tyler Harrison grab the leg of Rabun County wide receiver Cole Keener during Friday’s scrimmage in Georgia. Tackling is one area the Panthers will look to improve upon before Friday’s season opener at Asheville.

Josh Brooks knew Tuscola and Rabun County would provide Franklin’s football team with some good competition in preseason scrimmages.

Obituaries

FRANKLIN - Rev. William Cecil “Bill” Bennett, 89, passed away Aug. 15, 2017. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19 in the chapel of Bryant‑Grant Funeral Home with Rev.

Charlie William Beechley

FRANKLIN - Charlie William Beechley, 52, of Franklin, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017.

Ronald Dale Huskey Jr.

FRANKLIN - Ronald Dale Huskey Jr., 62, of Franklin, passed away Monday, Aug. 14, 2017.

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