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After seeing a photo online about suicide awareness/ prevention day, Franklin High School freshman Amber Sellino decided to turn to social media to get her friends involved, but the chain reaction she started, was far greater than she could ever imagine.

Sept. 10 was first designated as National Suicide Prevention day by the non-profit organization To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA). The organization, devoted to the prevention and healing of depression, addiction, selfinjury and suicide, has supporters doing what the brand calls for.


Pictured are Jim Brown of Kiwanis Club of Franklin and Pat Davis, New Century Scholar Coordinator for Macon County Schools.

Kiwanis gave the Macon County New Century Scholars (NCS) a donation of $1,000.




Members of Read2Me met last Thursday at the Blue Ridge Roadhouse in hopes of building momentum for the program. Read2Me is a community literacy campaign geared to encouraging parents to read with their children early and often.

After a year of working in Macon County, the community-oriented group is looking to expand and build new membership to continue with the goal of promoting early literacy and proving that “Reading Matters in Macon County.”

Joined by representatives from the Macon County Health Department, the Fontana Regional Library, The Franklin Press, Angel Medical Center's new CEO, county commissioners and the superintendent of Macon County Schools, members of Read2Me recapped events that have occurred over the past year.


The Franklin Garden Club, in cooperation with the Macon County Fair Board, will hold its annual flower show at the 59th Annual Macon County Fair. The flower show will be open to the public starting at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 12, and will continue through Sunday, Sept. 16. The show will be located in Building D of the Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center on South Georgia Road (Hwy. 441.)

Both full-time and seasonal residents of Macon County are invited to exhibit flowers and plants at the show; entries will be accepted between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11.


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