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The group, Franklin Young Professionals (FYP), is gearing up for the inaugural Macon Waves Ducky Derby event to benefit the FYP Scholarship Fund. The Ducky Derby is running in cooperation with the North Carolina Big Sweep and the Land Trust for the Little Tennessee.

“At the end of our corporate year, members were given a survey in order to see what types of events they would be interested in participating in,” said Mandy Lail, FYP President. “Knowing that we wanted to hold an FYP 1st Annual Event of some sort, the new board met and discussed all ideas and suggestions.


Photo walks held to promote the beauty of hometowns

In celebration of the one year anniversary of Google+, individuals in 106 cities around the world participated in photo-walks to promote their hometowns.

The community-sponsored event was started by Thomas Hawk of Oakland, Calif. to celebrate the first year since Google+ launched and quickly spread to become a worldwide event in small towns and major cities from Paris to Tokyo and even right here in Franklin, North Carolina.


The 15th Annual Sweet Corn Festival was held this past Saturday at St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church.

Corn lovers from all over the area came to partake of summer’s bounty and fellowship with their neighbors.

Not only was there lots of good food, but festivalgoers were entertained with music by local groups, games and face painting for the children, arts and crafts and “the best silent auction ever,” said organizers.

Proceeds from the festival went to benefit All Saints Episcopal Community and CareNet.


Rosetta K. Rowe and Norman W. Farrell will unite in marriage Oct. 20, at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church.

Family and friends are invited to attend.

The couple will honeymoon in Savannah, Ga., after which the couple will reside in Franklin.



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