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September 14 game against Brevard

Franklin High School Booster Club’s annual “Salute to Veterans” is scheduled to be held at Franklin High School’s Panther Pit on Friday, Sept. 14, before the home game against Brevard. Event organizer Rhonda Blanton has spent the last several weeks speaking before civic organizations to inform the community of the event. Blanton has spoken before the Macon County Board of Commissioners, the Board of Education and most recently, the Franklin Board of Alderman in hopes of generating community support.


Macon County Democrats sent at least 23 local Democrats to the Democratic National Convention. This is the largest number of Macon County residents to attend any National Convention.

In addition, this is the first time three delegates and one alternate have ever been elected to attend a National Convention from Macon County.

The convention was held in Charlotte, from Sept. 3 through Sept. 6.


Former RGNS student recognized in The Concord Review

Recent Rabun Gap graduate Alex Kovaka, Class of 2012, recently received notice from The Concord Review that his essay on Gottfried von Leibniz will be published in their Fall 2012 issue. Will Fitzhugh, Founder, stated that Alex’s explanation of von Leibniz’s inclusion of both Medieval and Modern philosophical views will be circulated to their readers in 42 U.S. states and in 35 countries.

Alex is currently attending The United States Military Academy at West Point. Dr. Marion Truslow, Alex’s teacher and mentor at Rabun Gap, stated, “Alex will one day match and surpass the storied career of General David Petraeus as a great military mind, both as a scholar and as a leader of men in battle.”


Since Southwestern Community College opened its doors on Dec. 1, 1964, six men have served as president. Recently, four of the six presidents and several trustee members got together to talk about the college and its history. The group of presidents included Norman K. Myers (1981-1991); Barry W. Russell (1991-1996); Cecil L. Groves (1997-2010); and current president Don Tomas, who took the reins in 2011. Richard W. Collings, who served as president from 2010 to 2011, was unable to attend. SCC’s first president, Edward E. Bryson, who served from 1964 to 1980, died in 2002.


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