Franklin’s Winter Wonderland Returns to Downtown Saturday Night

Get ready to light up the holidays in Historic Downtown Franklin, North Carolina during Winter Wonderland. This event is Franklin’s celebration of the holiday season and will be held on Saturdays, November 28th and December 5th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm each evening. “Each year the Town of Franklin strives to make each of our festivals better and this year is […]

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Offer Black Friday Hikes

Want to do something other than shop on Black Friday….The Great Smoky Mountains National Park invites visitors to join them for ranger-led hikes across the park this Friday, November 27. Hikes will be offered in the Cataloochee, Elkmont, and Cades Cove areas of the park. Rangers, park volunteers, and Friends of the Smokies staff will help visitors discover special cultural […]

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Macon Co. recognized for outstanding graduation rates

High School graduation rates continue to rise in the Macon County School System. At Monday’s board of education meeting, it was announced that Franklin High School, along with Highlands and Nantahala, received recognition for their high graduation rates. For the 2014-2015 academic year, both Highlands and Nantahala had a 1oo percent graduation rate. Franklin High School was not far behind […]

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Donald Eugene Sparks

Donald Eugene Sparks, age 82, of Franklin, passed away October 10, 2015.  A Private Service will be held for the family.  Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Faye “Launa” Bateman

Faye “Launa” Bateman, age 82, of Franklin, passed away Thursday, October 8th, 2015.  Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 Monday, October 12th, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.  Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Mildred Corbin Williamson

Mildred Corbin Williamson, age 80, of Franklin, passed away Friday, October 9th, 2015.  Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 pm Sunday, October 11th, at Holly Springs Baptist Church.  Burial will be in Holly Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 1:30-3:00pm Sunday, at Holly Springs Baptist Church.  Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Huel Warden Sorrells

Huel Warden Sorrells, age 76, of Franklin, passed away Friday, October 2nd, 2015.  Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 pm Monday, October 5th, at Mashburn Branch Baptist Church.  Burial will be in Sugarfork Baptist Church Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by VFW Post 7339 and American Legion Post 108.    Macon Funberal Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Guy Eugene Holland

Guy Eugene Holland, age 81, of Highlands, passed away Sunday, October 4, 2015.  A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, October 6th, at the Bryant-Grant Funeral Home Chapel in Franklin.  The family will receive friends from 12-2pm prior to the service at the funeral home.  Burial will take place at 4:00 pm in the Highlands Memorial Park.    […]

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Audrey “Audie” Jean Pancratz

Audrey “Audie” Jean Pancratz, age 72, of Franklin, passed away Thursday, September 24, 2015.  A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am Monday, September 28th, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home.  Interment will be in the Holly Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.  Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Gladys Tallent Bateman

Gladys Tallent Bateman, age 91, of Franklin, passed away Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 26th, at 3:00 pm at Iotla Baptist Church with the family receiving friends 1:30 pm-3pm prior to the service.  Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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