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The Franklin Lions Club in partnership with Ruby Cinemas, provides movies twice a week throughout the summer for kids and their families as well as summer camp participants at no charge. The program has been offered for many years, occurring two days a week. Two movies are shown twice a day and new ones are offered every week. Thousands of young people and adults have taken advantage of this free summer program.


The Franklin Young professionals were recently awarded a plaque for their participation in the NC Big Sweep - river cleanup by Gooder Graphix and Guy Gooder. As the Franklin Big Sweep organizer, Gooder made the presentation to FYP President, Mandy Snow Lail, and FYP Marketing Chair, Matt Bateman at their recent social at Chris & Charlie’s Pizza.

The North Carolina Big Sweep, Inc. is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that plans and coordinates the statewide Big Sweep. The NC Big Sweep’s mission is to create awareness and to encourage good environmental stewardship of our watersheds.


Frankabelle Scruggs (left) of the Cowee Quilters, and Belle Stewart, winner of the annual Cowee Quilt Raffle at the Mistletoe Magic Arts and Crafts Show on Nov. 24.

Proceeds from the quilt benefit the Cowee Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department.

Stewart is from Fines Creek, is a volunteer at the annual arts and crafts show and a jewelry crafter.

She purchased the winning ticket the weekend of the event and she plans to use and enjoy the quilt.

Kayla Alyse Brendle and Danny Dwayne Bates, both of Franklin, were united in marriage on Wednesday, Dec. 12.

The bride is the daughter of Butch and Sandy Brendle of Franklin. She is employed with Dr. Kessler.

The groom is the son of Chuck and Martha Bates of Franklin. He is employed with the Franklin Police Department.

After returning from their honeymoon, the couple will reside in Franklin.

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