61st Annual Macon County Fair :: September 17-20 @ Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center - 441 South, Franklin, NC

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The purpose of the Mountain Tennis Association of North Carolina (MTA) is to promote tennis in Macon County for all ages and skill levels.

The short term goals are to improve and enlarge existing public facilities, increase youth development, and provide activities for all ages such as clinics, leagues, tournaments and social events. Officers were elected and include Ross Dodge, president; Michael Falkenstein, vice president; Alene Kiesel, secretary and Kristy Dodge, treasurer.

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The Kiwanis Club is sponsoring the Pirates, a 7-8-year-old baseball team.

The team has 11 players and the team average to date is .500.

Shown here practicing for a regular game at the Industrial Park are assistant coach Jeff Coker; and players, Wesley Newson, Jacob Sanders and Austin Coker.

Following the completion of the season, The Kiwanis Club will provide a pizza party for the players and coaches.

Photo by Mac Grady

The Swarm 11U baseball team finished in second place in the USSSA All-Star jam held in Clayton,Ga. June 4-5.

Pictured are (kneeling, L-R) James Field, Rion Kussow, Hunter Dills, Colin Crosby; (standing) Coach Tracy Justus, Johnathan Henson, Adam Justus, Sam Speed, Bailey Fisher, Seth Justus, Logan Egan, Coach Kevin Kussow.

Two more Franklin High School seniors have signed to play sports at colleges next year, adding to a long list of outstanding athletes in the Class of 2011 who have received sports scholarships.

On May 20, Jordan Pickens signed with Walter State to play softball. Pickens played All-Conference with FHS softball multiple years and was named Conference Player of the Year during her junior year.

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