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As snow blanketed Macon County Monday night, residents woke up to find a winter wonderland.

Macon County News readers from across the county took to Facebook to share photos of their views throughout the morning.

While Monday night’s event brought 3-4 inches to the county, another storm expected overnight on Wednesday is predicted to see totals that could reach double digits.



view more of the beautiful scenery after the jump!


Jack Giddens celebrated his 98th birthday on Wednesday, Feb. 25. Jack and his wife Marilu, who is 95 years old, live here in Franklin totally by themselves in an apartment.

Jack and Marilu just love Franklin, and they’ve been married for 74 years.

Jack's son-in-law Larry Schrock drives him on errands and his daughter Cheryl Schrock stays with her mother when they are out.

Other friends help out also.

The Giddens have three children, nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

One of the most recent displays in the Macon County Historical Museum honors and memorializes the United States military personnel who served during the Vietnam War. Vietnam was a war that stirred controversy in this country, spawning an anti-war movement and demonstrations that too often turned ugly. Many times abuse and insult targeted those who were actually their putting their lives on the line every day, doing a dirty, dangerous job their country sent them to do.

These military people were no less courageous than the individuals who served in the United States military in World War II or those who served in Afghanistan or Iraq.


For the 20th year in a row, youth from First United Methodist Church will be hosting over 80 teens during the 30 Hour Famine on Friday-Saturday, Feb. 27-28.

“During the month of February, youth from many area churches are joining the efforts of hundreds of thousands of young people all over the nation to participate in World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine to make a difference for people who are hungry in our local area and all over the world,” stated Rev. Margaret Freeman, Associate Pastor of First United Methodist Church in Franklin. “By going without food for 30 hours, these teens get a taste of what the world’s poorest children and families face every day.”


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