Chronicle Staff

07/26/2016 - 2:57pm
Political dynamic an interesting one    As we enter week two of the major party political conventions in the United States, the opportunity to hear the differences – or lack thereof in some cases – is an interesting one.    At the national level, which we rarely discuss, we see the Republicans painting a picture of being “the outsiders” with their...
07/19/2016 - 3:59pm
Latest round of violence towards Police is troubling Violence against peace officers across the country has been growing at a troubling rate. In the past two weeks at least eight police officers were murdered as they worked to patrol the streets and keep communities safe. First, five Dallas officers were slaughtered as they worked to protect...
07/12/2016 - 3:48pm
It’s fair time!      This week is one of the busiest of the year for Franklin County, so take a few moments this week to enjoy the sights and scenes of the Franklin County Fair. Whether its catching some top-notch entertainment, grabbing a cup or two of the old-fashioned homemade ice cream, paying a visit to Grandpa...
06/28/2016 - 3:12pm
Rotary and Chamber should be commended for saving fireworks event    Few likely don’t realize it, however, up until about 10 days ago, the skies would have been dark for the Fourth of July weekend.    That’s when Hampton Rotary Club members led by Brad Staley, and members of the Greater Franklin County Chamber of...
06/21/2016 - 4:28pm
Whole-grade sharing conversations are a great first step    Long have been the days where conversations about the future of education in Franklin County have been held. For many years, prognosticators have spelled the doom and gloom of smaller schools. However, in the day and age of smaller classrooms, higher expectations and fewer...
06/14/2016 - 3:45pm
Patience with Prestage a virtue        Recent buzz over Prestage Foods’ $240 million pork processing plant reached new heights in Franklin County following two meetings over the past week. Though the company has remained publicly quiet about its intentions since visiting the county last month, it’s important...
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