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Sean Franklin joined the 41NBC news team in November of 2013. He’s originally from Marietta, Georgia. He graduated from Marietta High School in 2009 and loves returning home any chance he gets. Sean moved up to Knoxville, Tennessee after high school, where he graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2013 with a B.S. in Journalism and Electronic Media. While in college, he interned at WVLT-TV Local 8 News in Knoxville. He eventually moved to Assignment Desk Editor on the weekends. Sean loves hanging with friends and family, playing guitar and taking photos. Sean’s looking forward to telling stories about Middle Georgia. If you have any story ideas, feel free to get in touch! sfranklin@41NBC.com.

Former Macon charter school teachers sue for wrongful termination, discrimination

Three former Cirrus Academy teachers have filed a lawsuit against the school. Ginger Snow, Susan Campbell and Diana Humble say they were wrongfully terminated and harassed because they're white. The lawsuit says they received racially charged, anonymous text messages that called them "crackers," "Hitler lovers," and "white nazis," among other names.

Dept. of Natural Resources gives more details on possible Lake Sinclair drowning

The Department of Natural Resources believes the drowning of a man Monday was accidental. "The navigation lights, front a rear, were on," said Department of Natural Resources Sgt. Bo Kelly. "Two rod and reels with hooks and lines were in the water." An empty boat out on the water on Lake Sinclair is unusual.

Crawford County seniors enjoy newly renovated senior center

Seniors in Crawford County have a newly painted and renovated senior center to enjoy. "Well I just love it and it's beautiful," said senior Wilhelmenia Raines.

Historic Macon restaurant reflects on Gregg Allman’s death

One of the best known restaurants in Macon is mourning the death of legendary musician Gregg Allman. Allman was a part of the Allman Brothers Band, one of the most successful southern rock bands of all time.

Developer looks to renovate historic building in downtown Forsyth

Downtown Forsyth is getting a new place to live and eat. New owner of old Prime Palate building, Otis Ingram, has some big plans.

Fidget Cube helps Laurens Co. boy with ADHD

Fidget Spinners have become so popular, some teachers will take the toy up in class, but one Laurens County student has something a little different that helps him. It made something in his head click. "When I first got it, they were like whoa Max, what is that?" said Max Scaggs.

Community, fellow first responders remember Macon Co. Firefighter

The community remembered a Macon county firefighter who lost his life fighting a fire. "It's our honor," said Mast. Honoring a man like firefighter Darrell Plank is the very least Elaine Mast could do.

Newest Monroe County commissioner looks to keep progress going

Filling the shoes of a well loved leader can be tough. "You just can't have anyone from this county--any two or three people, walk in and fill," said Monroe County District 2 Commissioner Eddie Rowland.

Residents, technology help track Jones County criminals

You can help deputies track down criminals by being proactive--it has happened twice recently in Jones County. "We work our tails off to try to protect our people's property," said Lt. Kenny Gleaton with the Jones County Sheriff's Office.

Movie extra meets Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson during Macon filming

A Warner Robins man had the chance to meet Dwayne The Rock Johnson while filming a movie at the Middle Georgia Regional Airport. Chris Aldridge has been in multiple movies as an extra, including Dirty Grandpa and Need For Speed.

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