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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.


‘Simply Lead’ was the topic of the 2013 simulcast.

Last Friday, SiteDart Hosting presented the 2013 Chick-fil- A Leadercast broadcast live from Atlanta to Franklin's Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts.

Members of the local business community were presented with not a few challenges as principles of successful leadership were simplified and shared.


Businesses commended for contributions to economy.

Macon County's second annual BizWeek came to a close last Thursday with a banquet honoring businesses and individuals for their contributions to the recovering economy. Seminars, networking events, and guest speakers celebrating entrepreneurship in the county were all part of Bizweek.

The week long happenings culminated at the Holly Springs Baptist Church fellowship hall with a banquet that was served to a full house by students from the Job Corps (food provided from Angel Medical Center) and hosted by the Economic Development Commission (EDC).


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