25th Annual Leaf Lookers GEMBOREE :: Friday, October 17 - Sunday, October 19 at the Macon County Community Building

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The 2011 Macon Middle School Cheerleaders are gearing up to cheer for the Panters during football season, as well as preparing to support other fall MMS sports.

The MMS football season starts with their home game Sept. 8, at 5 p.m at the Franklin High School football field.

After intensive practice sessions, and with a UCA camp that took place on Aug. 12 and 13 behind them, these girls are ready to cheer for their MMS teams.

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Another great year of softball comes to a close after several competitive games all season long.

The final regular season standings were: Champions - City Restaurant/Dirt Plus; 2nd-Aces; 3rd- Fat Buddies/Head Hunters; 4th-Wild Turkeys; 5th-Team Extreme; 6th-Mulligans; 7th - Pipeline; 8th-Warbirds; 9th-Dirty Dawgs; 10th-Night Owls.

The end-of-season tournament results were: Champions - City Restaurant/Dirt Plus; and 2nd - Fat Buddies/Head Hunters; and 3rd-Wild Turkeys.

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The 2nd annual Franklin Blue Planet 5k race was a prime display of the community coming together to show their support of a global cause. The Blue Planet Network helps provide safe drinking water through what is known as the Peer Water Exchange where people can review and learn from each other’s work and get funding to start their own clean water projects.

“The event went extremely well, I couldn’t be more pleased,” said Canyon Woodward, the organizer for the race. “The overall support from the community was nothing short of spectacular.”

Hosted by the Franklin High School Interact Club, the running portion of the race began at 9 a.m. at the Tassee Shelter on the Little Tennessee Greenway, followed by a one-mile fun walk/run, with more than 100 participants for both events.

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Take your passion for cycling to a new level during the Greater Haywood County Chamber of Commerce Blue Ridge Breakaway. The second annual Blue Ridge Breakaway, presented by MedWest, will take place Aug. 20. The cycling event brought more than 300 riders to Haywood County last August for an adrenaline pumping ride through the mountains.

According to a review on active.com, “This was an awesome event. The entire experience exceeded all my expectations. It was superbly organized. The route was picturesque, challenging, and traffic was light. I cannot say enough good things about the way this ride was put on. The volunteers were so gracious and supportive. I can't wait until next year's event.”

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