Vernon Norwood
Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Bryan Wayne, LSU Sports Information

The LSU Track & Field teams will open NCAA East Preliminary Round action in Jacksonville, Florida, today at Hodges Stadium at the University of North Florida. The No. 3-ranked Tigers and No. 8-ranked Lady Tigers will compete with their goal of earning their spot in the national semifinals.
The Red Ribbon Committee recently held its traditional “Passing the Ribbon” presentation. In keeping with tradition previous chair Blaise Smith, left, “passed the ribbon” to the incoming chair Scott Berry. In center is Gidget Everitt, Safe and Drug-Free Schools at-risk interventionist.

Megan Landry
(Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Rhonda Garber)

The Central Catholic Lady Eagles finished their 2015 softball season on top of the Class 1A playing field with a state title.

Vernon Norwood
Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Bryan Wayne, LSU Sports Information

Megan Landry
(Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Rhonda Garber)

Historic hotel burns, 17 lose their homes

The former Peck’s Hotel at 905 Main St. was fully involved when the photo above was captured at 6:30 p.m., Monday. Below, Assistant Franklin Fire Chief Jeff Hildreth, left, is on scene to inspect the damages. Donations of clothing and household goods for the 17 people left homeless can be dropped off at the fire station on First Street, the Emergency Aid Center on Commercial Street or in collection boxes located at Capital One Bank on Northwest Boulevard.

Seventeen people are homeless this morning after a fire destroyed the historic Peck’s Hotel on Main Street in Franklin Monday night.

Day of Prayer

National Day of Prayer commemoration was held Thursday at Franklin City Hall. The event was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. According to the National Day of Prayer Task Force, “It exists to communicate with every individual the need for personal repentance and prayer, to create appropriate materials, and to mobilize the Christian community to intercede for America’s leaders and its families.”

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Vernon Norwood
Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Bryan Wayne, LSU Sports Information

The LSU Track & Field teams will open NCAA East Preliminary Round action in Jacksonville, Florida, today at Hodges Stadium at the University of North Florida.

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