Wednesday, July 10, 2019
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Warrior Hikers stop in Franklin for 5th year

Brittney Burns – Staff Writer The 2017 class of Warrior Hikers stopped in Franklin on Tuesday and were treated to a pizza dinner at the...

90-year-old volunteers time as a Trail Angel along the AT

By Harry Taylor -- Contributing Writer At 90 years old, David Watters  has spent his life working on the cutting edge of space age electronics...

Macon students volunteer with Mainspring Conservation Trust

Harry Taylor -- Contributing Writer Mainspring Conservation Trust (formerly Land Trust for the Little Tennessee) is an organization dedicated to the stewardship, conservation, and restoration...

TDA funds AT banner; considers concert request

Brittney Raby – Staff Writer The Franklin Tourism Development Authority reported the sixth consecutive month of record high room occupancy tax collections. For the month...

Whitmire property still not on aldermen priority list

Brittney Raby – Staff Writer In November 2004, the Franklin Board of Aldermen spent $1,575,000 to purchase the 12-acre Whitmire property located off of the...

Veteran thru-hiker shares stories during Walking with Spring series

Ella Kliger – Contributing Writer “I was telling stories in my classroom, and realized that I just wanted to be a storyteller, and go long...

Franklin Trail Days begins month-long celebration of Appalachian Trail

Brittney Raby – Staff Writer The Franklin Appalachian Trail Community Council (FATCC) kicked off Franklin Trail Days, the month-long celebration of the Appalachian Trail on...

Franklin gears up for annual Appalachian Trail celebration

Ella Kliger – Contributing Writer Macon County Public Library (MCPL) is sponsoring the 2016 Walking With Spring series. Documentaries, workshops, walks, and talks involving the ...

TDC approves grant for “Top Town” banner promotion 

Brittney Raby – Staff Writer The Franklin Appalachian Trail Community Committee (FATCC) made it a priority during its February meeting to spend the remainder of...

Local resident launches “assault on litter” campaign

Brittney Raby – Staff Writer Petitions to clean up litter in Macon County have been placed around town by one local businessman who is tired...