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On Friday, United Community Bank held its Customer Appreciation Day.

UCB Relations Manager Michelle Green estimated well over 700 people came throughout the day for free hotdogs and tomato plants.

More than 1,500 hotdogs were given away along with 3,200 tomato plants.

“We just wanted to show appreciation to all of our loyal customers,” said Jim Breedlove, UCB city president.


Bruce and Maxine Elliott of Franklin announce the the engagement of their niece, Carol Gail Norris, to Justin Keith Cabe, son of Keith and Pam Cabe of Franklin.

The groom-elect is the grandson of Wiley Cabe and the late Barbara Cabe, and Al and Joan Ledford and the late Dolores "Dee" Ledford of Franklin.

The bride-elect is a 2011 graduate of Western Carolina University with a degree in Elementary Education.



Last Saturday, more than a dozen Shotokan Karate students from Abel Fitness Studio in Franklin, held a car wash fundraiser on the Highlands Road as part of a collective fundraising effort to provide relief for Japan, in the wake of its recent tsunami and nuclear disaster.

Abel students, along with students from hundreds of other official Japanese Karate Association World Federation schools throughout the United States, are raising funds this month for the JKA/WF disaster relief fund.


Members of the Rotary Foundation’s Group Study Exchange team from Brazil visited Franklin for several days last week. Led by Ivan Marcos Oltramari of Rotary District 4700 of Rio Grande du Sol-Brazil, the group visited and addressed the Rotary Club of Franklin on Wednesday. Each member gave a brief biographical sketch, along with a description of his or her home town using a Power Point presentation. Members of the team were: Fabio Stefani, an attorney; Renata Vanz, a dietician; Fabio Woitchunas, an orthodontist; and Paulo Pinto, a high school teacher.


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