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For 20 years Adelaide Daniels Key lived in Macon County. It is where she called home. It is where she raised her family. During her years in Franklin, Key was an active member of the community. A natural born philanthropist, Key put her heart and soul into everything she did.

“Adelaide was always involved in the community,” said Macon County Commissioner Kevin Corbin. “She moved here to raise her family and she loved everything she did. From her involvement here locally, to her efforts across Western North Carolina, everything she touched she made better. She will definitely be greatly missed.”

One of Western North Carolina’s best known philanthropists, at 78 years young, Key died in her home last week after a twoyear battle with cancer.




The Rotary Club of Franklin – Daybreak held its inaugural RiverFest event on Saturday, Aug. 23 on the Greenway located in Franklin. The walking and running trail runs alongside the Little Tennessee River.

Visitors gathered for a 5K run that took place early in the morning. That event was followed by a Duck Derby and the event was brought to a close with its “Raft Regatta.” The regatta allowed for participants to build their own rafts for a race down the river.

The Rotary Club of Franklin – Daybreak is an advocate for humanitarian issues in the local community and around the world.


Last Thursday, nearly 200 veterans came to Franklin to receive services provided at the first annual Smoky Mountain Veterans Stand Down event at the Macon County Community Facilities Building.

The free, community-sponsored event was organized to give homeless, in need, or low-income veterans both short and long-term assistance.

Once on the grounds of the event, veterans were offered food, clothing, haircuts, employment counseling, education services and medical and legal services.

According to one organizer, 40 to 50 volunteers helped out and 30 to 35 agencies were on hand to provide services.


Brittney Burns and Andrew Raby, both of Franklin, were married on Friday, Aug. 22, at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Raby and Burns, who are both Atlanta Braves fans, were married on the field before the Braves defeated the Reds.

The couple will hold a reception to celebrate with friends and family on Sept. 6.

The bride is a contributing writer to The Macon County News and will now be writing under her married name, Brittney Raby.




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