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Venture Local Franklin’s Cash Mob was at it again on Thursday, May 30. Its latest target: Anna Bedell’s.

With 45 mobsters, this was the largest cash mob yet.

Everyone who participated vowed to spend at least $20 and the store pledged to donate 10 percent of the night’s profits to REACH of Macon County.

Located on Main Street, Anna Bedell’s is a fashion boutique and interior design concept store offering the latest trends.


The Franklin Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting celebration for The Disaster Doctors. The Disaster Doctors is a locally owned and operated restoration company that specializes in speedy diagnosis, clean-up and repair after flooding, fire and smoke, mold and other damage. Owner Maury Burstein says “Getting back to normal as fast as possible is our number one priority. We have state-of-the-art equipment and expertise to put you safely back at home in record time.”


The Franklin Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon ceremony for Modern Barbershop. The shop is located at 183 Highlands Road next door to where Smoky Mountain Bicycles was located before moving to Main Street. After a 10-year hiatus, Steve Waldroop is joining with Jessica Keneipp and Laura O’Neill to reopen the shop. The original shop opened in 1961 by the Waldroop Brothers and was on Palmer Street.


The Franklin Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting for The Filling Station Thrift Store located at 615 Highlands Road. Store hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Filling Station of Franklin is a 501(c)3 non-profit purposed to support the mission of Kids Against Hunger-Franklin: Feeding families around the corner and around the world. The Filling Station operates in support of that mission selling clothes, shoes, household items and more.

All profits are channeled to Kids Against Hunger. Financial gifts are accepted to help meet their goals more quickly. All gifts are tax-deductible.


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