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Conversion vehicle save hundreds in fuel costs.

Every morning, at around 6:30, 31-year-old Chris Mobley wakes up at his home in Franklin and heads to work in Haywood County.

The trip is no short commute, lasting roughly half an hour to and from his job in Waynesville, where he works as an electrician.

While snaking north through U.S. 441, with National Public Radio blaring over the radio, Mobley doesn’t have to worry about fueling up as often as other drivers. Because while other drivers may have to stop and buy gas, he is driving a truck that runs mostly off of standard vegetable oil—something which he maintains has many benefits.


‘Tough Guy’ calendars raise funds for ‘Last Chance.’

Every year, countless stray dogs and cats are euthanized in Macon County, and despite their best efforts, organizations like Macon County Animal Control and the Humane Society can barely make a dent in the numbers.

However, with the help of some organizations such grim numbers are becoming greatly reduced. German Angel, of Franklin, says that stray pets do not have to die needlessly.


The Good Shepherd Lutheran Women’s Community Missions League have prepared the first annual Christmas food boxes to be distributed into the community with assistance from Hazel Finley, director of the Second Mile Ministries at Holly Springs Baptist Church.

Pictured are members of the Lutheran Women’s Missions League (L-R) Dru Kutcher, Nancy Wiley, Dee Rodeffer-Cooper, Linda Lorenz, Marion Maynard, Karen Holt, Bobbie Sword, Ginger Wright and Dee Zaske.


The Franklin High School student council recently had a fundraiser for Carenet. They raised 912 pounds of non- perishable food items, with the help of the Franklin High student body and Clarks Chapel United Methodist Church.

Pictured (sitting, L-R) Nina Astling, Kaycee Corbin, Jordan Burrell, and Madi Angel; (standing, L-R) Eric Phommakisone, Christy Barton, Hannah Hylton, Emily Crunkleton, Lacy Millsaps, Cassie Giaquinto, Danielle Jamison, Elinor Brow, Maddie Brown, Amy Underwood, Kelsey Sheffield, Drew Simpson, Holly Bullis, Cassie Doster, Raven Cassida and Alex Clark.

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