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Franklin's Rotary Club honored the top 40 academic students from Franklin High School during its July meeting at Tartan Hall. Each year, Franklin Rotary honors 10 rising students from grades 9 through 12 that have demonstrated superior academic achievement.

This year, Dr. Jim Duncan, Macon County School interim Superintendent, awarded each student a plaque in recognition of their excellence. It was a time for Rotarians, proud family and friends to celebrate student achievement in Macon County. This year, all 10 of the graduated seniors also received a rare copy of “My Affair with a Weekly” by Weimar Jones.


Bataan Death March survivor honored with medallion

The Macon Country Republican Party hosted a bi-partisan round-table for Justice Paul Newby, North Carolina Supreme Court. The event was held at the Boiler Room in Franklin on Thursday, July 26. Representatives from various sectors of the community were represented.

Justice Newby is running for re-election for another eight-year term. After the round-table he was the guest speaker at the Republican Party's Summer meeting, also at the Boiler Room. Approximately 90 people attended. Supreme Court Justice Paul Newby was introduced by District Judge Donna Forga. Pastor Steve Reeves delivered the Invocation.


Board members of the Judy Moore Scholarship Endowment Committee have announced that two scholarships for $1,000 each have been awarded to Courtney Dryman and Stephanie Morgan. Awards are given for tuition, books, room and board and any other directly related educational expenses to candidates who are enrolled in Nursing degree programs.

Dryman, the daughter of Sam and Cindy Dryman, will graduate from Western Carolina University in 2013. Her career goal is to work in Women’s Health Labor and Delivery.


Franklin’s Main Street Program working to improve downtown

One of the Main Street Program’s primary goals has always been to make Franklin's downtown more beautiful, comfortable, and inviting to visitors and locals alike. When Main Street Program's design committee visited nearby Main Street towns to see what improvements they are working on, they recognized the need for new benches that all have the same look in Franklin's downtown to improve the overall appearance while providing, comfortable functional space for people to relax on Main Street.


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