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The Franklin Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated a ribbon cutting with Colorful Creations located at 135 Highlands Road. Colorful Creations is a “Paint Your Own Pottery” studio owned by Jimbo and Stacy Ledford and operated by Stacy Ledford and their three children, Emma, 8, Danni, 6, and Gunnar, 2. Colorful Creations welcomes and encourages all ages. No experience is necessary.

The shop operates on a walk-in basis during regular studio hours. Select a piece of bisque to paint, and then we dip and fire it for you. Turn around is about four to seven days. Every month, are scheduled events and classes. Regular monthly events include Family Nite, Date Nite, Ladies’ Nite and Guys’ Nite. The studio stays open after hours for these events and a 15% discount is given off the cost of your pottery. Classes will vary every month and require a RSVP.


The staff and members of the Franklin Chamber of Commerce was excited to recently hold a ribbon cutting celebrating the grand re-opening of Carolina Junction Power Equipment, Inc. at 1100 Highlands Road.

Carolina Junction Power Equipment, Inc. is a business that has been around for almost 40 years, but is now under new ownership. The new owners, Barry Breeden and Justin Riles, know what customers want and strive to ensure their customers receive the best possible service.


Carol Ann’s Bridal and Formal Wear just opened recently at 1543 Highlands Road, Franklin, near Chris and Charlie’s Restaurant.

Owner Carol Ann Nader has a full showroom of wedding gowns, and dresses for bridesmaids and flower girls for the perfect wedding, as well as a variety of formal wear just in time for this season’s prom.



Flo Wells, owner of Antiques Resource has opened her doors to the public in downtown Franklin.

"We are a onestop shop for antiques offering sales, consignment, internet sales, personal shopping and certified appraisals."

Antiques Resource is located at 1014 E. Main Street and is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, closed Wednesday.

Flo will be happy to meet you after hours by appointment, just call (828)369-9939.



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