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Wayne Price recently retired from the Town of Franklin's Waste Water Treatment Plant as the operator in charge.

Price had 25 years service to Franklin, and prior to that, 10 years service in the Waynesville Waste Water Treatment Plant.

Presenting Price with a plaque at a retirement ceremony for his many years of service was Mayor Bob Scott, and Town Manager Summer Woodard.

Alice Southard recently celebrated her 96th birthday on Feb. 7.

Helping her celebrate was her son, Willard Southard, grandson, Jeff Southard and her great grandson, J.D.

On Monday, Jan. 19, Martin Luther King Day, 11 volunteers from Western Carolina University, joined the Habitat for Humanity force to help apply vinyl siding to a house being restored by Habitat.

One member from the Center for Service Learning at WCU and the women from Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority spent the day learning how to properly use tools and specific techniques for installing vinyl siding on a structure.

A few had never used a hammer before, so the Habitat crew said that is was fun to educate them as to which end to hammer with.


Franklin High School students voted on its Mr. & Ms. FHS court this past week. The teachers at Franklin High School nominated the court and the students voted.

The winners will be named at a dance to be held Saturday, Feb. 28, from 8 to 11 p.m. in the FHS gym.

Pictured (front row, L-R) are Kylie Ball, Payton Burrell, Brooke Watson, Ashlyn Carruthers, Alexandra Houston, Olivia Coulter, Vanessa Agrusa, Kendyll Taylor, Adrienne Holland, Mackenzie Hayles, Avery Graham, Jaylyn Field, Kayla Cabe, Charidy Ledford; (second row, L-R) Drew Braswell, Silas Raby, Dylan Southard, Jackson Perone, Jackson Norton, Landon Potter, Trey Maslin, Blaine Moss, Tristan Lamb, Tucker Raby, Evan Fowler, Bryson Burt, Trevor Rogers, and Caleb Moss.


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