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Students at Franklin High School danced the night away Saturday at their 2015 Senior Prom.

This year’s prom theme was “Fishing in the Dark,” and it was held at Bloemsma Barn.

Before dining at local restaurants, the teens took photos along Franklin’s Main Street.

Students cast their votes for the 2015 Prom Queen and King, and just before midnight, Brittany Watson and Trey Maslin were crowed this year’s Prom Royalty.



Macon County News partners with Read2Me for contest

In celebration of Literacy Month at the Rotary Club of Franklin, winners of the 4th annual Read2Me Essay contest were treated to lunch before reading their winning essays for Rotarians.

Starting four years ago, Read2Me partnered with the Macon County News to develop an essay contest that encouraged reading while allowing students to showcase their talents as writers. The Rotary Club of Franklin quickly signed on to help sponsor the contest, which has seen the number of entries triple since inception.


Franklin High Principal Barry Woody, along with Coach Brooks and school board chair Jim Breedlove were on hand Friday to test drive the car lot’s Fords to raise money for the school.

Members of the Franklin Police Department also showed up to drive cars to raise money for Franklin Ford’s second Drive 4UR School event.

Sales representatives Reva Sanders and Amber Thomas helped load more than 350 people into cars, raising $6,000 for Franklin High School.


The Scottish Tartans Museum held the drawing for a basket of three generations of pottery, a piece of the Franklin tartan, and gift shop goodies on Tartan Day, April 6.

Visitor Laurel Laseter of South Macon Elementary drew the winning ticket and presented it to Jim Akins, president of the board of directors. Laurel is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Laseter.

When the winner was notified he replied, “Let the raffle continue on, I am donating it back to the museum,” so the raffle continues until June 20, 2015.

Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. You do not have to be present to win.

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