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Habitat For Humanity is a world wide non-profit organization focused on housing, having built over 500,000 homes around the world for needy families.

The Macon County Habitat For Humanity was founded in 1993 and has built 19 homes to date, as well as numerous home improvement projects, such as new roofs and access ramps for the handicapped.

Joe Sustarsic of the local Habitat is shown here explaining the program to the Franklin Kiwanis Club. He explained how qualifying home owners must volunteer at least 500 hours before Habitat begins construction of a new home, in keeping with its motto, “A hand up, not a hand out.”

Callie Mae and Isaiah Baldwin announce the birth of their baby brother Brady Lee Baldwin on Jan. 24, at Mission Hospital in Asheville.

Brady weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20 inches long. Parents are Daniel and Lisa Baldwin.

Grandparents are James and Julia Wood and Thad and Celia Holden. Great grand paw is Ralph Baldwin.

 

Frank and Eleanor Turnbach celebrated 60 years of marriage on Jan. 12, 2012.

A western hoedown had to wait until March 10, 2012, when 65 members of their immediate and extended family were able to meet and celebrate in Jacksonville, Fla.

The couple resides in both Franklin, N.C. and Sunrise, Fla. They were married in Hazelton, Pa. in a small church setting. They have four children, each married, nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

The celebration was a fun-filled day of games, catching up with family and a barbecue.

The 2012 Memorial Day Service was sponsored by the American Legion Post 108 in Franklin. Services were held at the Macon County Veterans' Memorial on the Georgia Road on Monday afternoon. All branches of the service were represented and honored in the celebration.

The guest speaker JHMC James DuBose, spoke to guests about the importance of remembering all those who have served our nation and have given the ultimate sacrifice to defend our freedom.

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