F201231 NEW YEARS PLUNGE

Ashlee Franks stands for a portrait at the beach area of McFarland Park where the annual "Plunge into the New Year" will be held. [DAN BUSEY/TIMESDAILY]

FLORENCE — Ashlee Franks jumped at the chance to show her support five years ago when her childhood friend, Josh Miles, told her about jumping into the chilly Tennessee River on New Year's Day to raise suicide awareness.

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