Chronicle Staff

08/23/2016 - 12:25pm
Are you ready for some high school sports action?    This Friday night marks the kickoff of the high school preps season.    With the pigskins sailing though the air, teams from across the state will converge en route to a state or district title. For many, high school athletics is one of the purest forms of sports. Kids stand side by side with their friends making life-long...
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...
06/07/2016 - 11:56am
And then there were two     Hillary Clinton finally clinched the Democratic nomination this week after six months of gritty campaigning and strong pushback from Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Her victory set up a November showdown with Donald Trump, whose candidacy defied the odds to win the Republican nomination against a stiff field...
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