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A meeting of the newly-formed Nonprofit Thrift Store Alliance was held at CareNet on Wednesday, Jan. 19. The group of Macon County will meet once a month to discuss ways to work together to promote the thrift stores.

Events that are planned include a Best Window competition. Each store will decorate with a theme for the month. The theme for February will be Sweetheart Month. Each store will decorate and be judged by shoppers’ votes. The winning store will choose a name out of the ballot box, and the person chosen will win a gift certificate for that store. There are also plans for a bed race in April.


Goshen Timber Frame plans now available through TimbersteadGoshen Timber Frame Plans are now available through Timberstead.

It’s never been easier to buy a timber frame home plan. Just select your plan and the format that works best for you, electronic or paper, and any additional options. The plans will be on their way to you in no time. These plans have been developed to be energy efficient and sustainable. Designed with structural insulated panels, they are quickly constructed and offer exceptional energy efficiency.


Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, blogs… Want to get your business on the social networking fast track? The Franklin Chamber of Commerce has joined with the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce to offer a social media marketing workshop. This workshop will give you hands-on training to help you harness the power of social media and making it work for your business or organization.

The workshop will be held Tuesday, Jan. 25, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at The Center for New Mountain Business, located at 673 Siler Road, Franklin.


John Becker, a.k.a. “Bald Head,” broker with EXIT Smokey Mountain Realty in Franklin was named 2010 Realtor of the Year for the Franklin Board of Realtors at its holiday banquet on Dec. 3, 2010.

Chosen by his fellow realtors, this prestigious award is given to the realtor who has exemplified service and professionalism in the market place. Not only is Becker a real estate broker assisting clients and customers obtain their real estate goals, he also gives back to the community by serving on the Slope Committee and playing drums at his church, Franklin Covenant Church.


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