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If you have a child entering the 6th grade, you need to know about the immunization requirement for 6th grade entry.

A booster of the tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis vaccine, is now required for all children enrolled in public school prior to entering 6th grade. Children attending private, religious, or home schools are required to receive this vaccine by age 12.


Join the Old Bones Softball Team If you are a slow pitch softball player at least 58 years old in 2012 and able to play during the day, please consider joining the Franklin Old Bones softball team. There is no upper age limit!

The Old Bones softball team is sponsored by Macon Bank and they play in the Franklin Church League and against nearby cities, playing around 90 day and 14 night games from April thru October. Day games are double- headers on alternating Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday mornings all season.


The Macon County Veterans Political Action Committee at Tuesday’s board meeting voted to endorse John Snow for State Senator’s seat in the upcoming election.

We urge all Veterans to vote!

William Trapani — Franklin, NC

I was amused to read recently that Scott Cochran, the promoter for the town’s upcoming Rumble in the Smokies motorcycle rally, stated that noise would be an unavoidable inconvenience to residents and “the biggest complaint you will have, and the biggest I have (is noise). I can’t sugarcoat that. It is noisy and it is aggravating.”

How generous of Mr. Cochran to warn residents and tourists that they will be assaulted for three days with the deafening sound of perhaps thousands of motorcycles, not to mention inconvenienced by closed downtown streets and blocked traffic.


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