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The Franklin Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting celebrating a complete remodeling of the Habitat for Humanity Resale Store located at 56 W. Palmer Street.

The Resale Store opened its doors in 2001 and offers clothing, furniture, home décor, building supplies and more at great prices. The clothing department also offers a fitting room to try on garments you are interested in. The building supplies department has hardware, plumbing and electrical supplies as well as counters, sinks and so much more.


The Franklin Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting for the non-profit organization One Dozen Who Care, Inc. located at 245 Sloan Road in Franklin. Present for the ribbon cutting were former executive director, Ann Woodford; current executive director, Lynn Brumby; newly elected president, Zula Cox; vice president and finance officer, Stella Moore; parliamentarian, Patricia Washington; Carrie Swanson; guests, Jill Gottesman and Shirley Parks; executive assistant and program coordinator, Alice Blanton; Commissioner Ronnie Beale; as well as representatives from the Franklin Chamber of Commerce.


Bill McGaha has joined the Keller Williams Realty family in Franklin.

McGaha is an experienced realtor and real estate instructor whose experience, training and knowledge have benefited many clients over the years.

Keller Williams is located at 1573 Highlands Road, Franklin.

McGaha may be reached at 828-421-0142 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded 34 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grants in the state of North Carolina, totaling more than $138,000. These schools received grants during the fall 2012 grants cycle, which encompassed more than 550 schools and parent organizations that were awarded a grant for parent-initiated school improvement projects benefiting K-12 public education across the United States.

In Western North Carolina, Jackson County received $5,000.


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