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Pictured (L-R) are Chief Harrell, Jennifer Turner-Lynn, assistant director REACH of Macon County, and Chief Adams.Highlands Police Chief Bill Harrell and Franklin Police Chief David Adams and their departments joined forces to provide REACH of Macon County with four child booster/car seats.

Both agencies were quick to respond when the need arose during a domestic violence case involving multiple children.

Without seats to safely transport the family, and after contacting multiple agencies in both Macon and Jackson counties, law enforcement responded by purchasing the new car seats/boosters.

REACH of Macon County staff expressed appreciation of their support as it will ensure that families are able to leave in emergency situations, seeking safety for themselves and their children.

At a recent meeting, the Franklin Rotary Club recognized the top ten seniors at Franklin High School.

From left, Riley Jenkins, Rachelle Baldwin, Mar-shall Parrish, Olivia Coulter, Dr. Baldwin, Ashley Hull, Kacie England, Garrett Higdon, Lexi Kloeppel, Blaine Moss and Mary Freeman.

 

 

 

Franklin Rotary Club recognized the 2015 Roy Rickman Scholarship recipients at a recent meeting. Recipients are, from left, Kacie England, Olivia Coulter, Garrett Higdon, Lexi Kloeppel and Ashley Hull.

The Roy Rickman Scholarship is awarded to five graduating seniors from Macon County High School to help with college expenses. Based on need and accomplishment, four receive a one time $1,000 scholarship and the fifth student receives a $3,000 scholarship that can be renewed on a yearly basis.

Ashley Hull received the $3,000 award. Not pictured is Kara Joy Seaman who was awarded the Bob and Helen Carpenter Nursing Scholarship of $1,000.

Franklin Rotary Club President Susie Ledford presents Pam Collins, New Century Scholar coordinator with Macon County Schools, a check for $500 for the New Century Scholar (NCS) program.

The New Century Scholar program starts in the 7th grade and provides support and incentive for these young people to continue their education. Students participating in the program are chosen by a committee of teachers and administrators.

The program provides tuition support, up to five semesters, at Southwestern Community College. This program promotes academic excellence and increases college attendance rates in Western North Carolina.

Funding comes solely through local community support. Rotary is a worldwide network of 34,000 clubs comprised of inspired individuals who translate their passions into social and educational causes that changes lives and improve communities.

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