11th Annual FRANKLIN FOLK FESTIVAL :: Saturday, July 19 from 9am - 4pm in Historic Downtown Franklin

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Macon Program for Progress is participating in the Summber Food Service Program.

Meals will be provided to all children without charge.

The following sites will provide a meal daily beginning June 16:

– Children’s Discovery Center, 185 Sloan St., 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. through Aug. 15 Contact Terri Slavens, (828)369-7021.

view the rest of the sites after the jump!


On Tuesday, June 17, the Class of 2014 walked across the stage to receive their diplomas and their pass into the next phase of life. Graduation was held at the Ramsey Center on the campus of Western Carolina University.

Seniors Margaret McAllister – Salutorian; Jessie Palmer – Valedictorian; and Laura Norton – Senior Class President, spoke to the crowd before the commencement address was given by retired school teacher, poet, author and storyteller, Ms. Pattie McClure.

“Life's highway is not always an easy highway to travel,” she warned the students but assured them that despite the ups and downs, that they are in control.


Last Thursday, June 12, students from Union Academy received their diplomas and celebrated their graduation.

The National Anthem was sung by Nathaniel Parrish, while principal Randy Shepherd welcomed the attendees and Dr. Chris Baldwin served as the keynote speaker.

Photos by Vickie Carpenter


When Nevaeh McNeely comes to town, one of the places she likes to visit is the hopscotch court in front of the Macon County Historical Museum.

From the time she was two years old (L) and seven years later at the age of nine, (R) Nevaeh still likes to make hopscotch part of her visit.

Although the paint is beginning to fade, the urge to pitch and hop is almost irresistible at times even for adults, awakening a nostalgic yearning for the simpler pleasures of childhood.

Nevaeh is the daughter of Brandon and Kimberly McNeely of Williamsburg, Va., and the granddaughter of Harry and Teresa Taylor of Franklin.

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published: 10/18/2013
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