Catching up after all those years

When Marianne Heikkilä returned to Franklin after 40 years away, one of her first stops was a visit to her old high school.

Heikkilä’s friend, Tammy McCarty, drove her to Franklin Community Middle School, which is where the pair and the rest of the class of 1974 attended school. Then, they went to Franklin’s new, $100 million-plus high school, which has room for 2,000 students.

At first, Heikkilä, who’s from Finland, thought she was looking at a university.

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