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Tax Day is just around the corner, but if you are like thousand of others across the country that wait until the last minute, you will be happy to know that the Macon County AARP will offer free tax assistance through April 18. That’s right. For all of us procrastinators, there are actually three extra days this year! Why not the usual April 15 deadline? Well, to make a long story short, Friday is Emancipation Day in Washington D.C., so we all get a break.

For the past 31 years, the local chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) has offered a free tax assistance program in Franklin. A common misconception is that the service is only for senior citizens, said State Coordinator Jim Spicer, who was visiting the Macon program on Tuesday. In fact, though special consideration is given to the elderly, the service is offered to all low and moderate income families.


Jerry Shaw and Elizabeth Avery announce their upcoming marriage on April 16, at 2 p.m., at Rose Creek Baptist Church in Franklin.

A reception will follow in the fellowship hall of the church.







Lucille Pendergrass Ray and Burl Wayne Ray of Franklin, recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.

The couple were married in Clayton, Ga. on March 30, 1946.

They have seven children, and one deceased; 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Bessie Stockton celebrated her 90th birthday on March 17.

Shown with her are her four grandchildren, Tammy, Lisa, Robin and Michael and five great-grandchildren, Travis Jamie, Isaiah, Drew, Maleigh and Jacob.

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