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07/28/2015 - 4:23pm
Relay For Life inspires optimism for cancer cure        More than $60,000 and a lot of awareness was raised for the fight against cancer Saturday at the Relay For Life of Franklin County.      The current subtotal from donations, sponsorships, sales and team fundraisers will be further boosted by two additional revenue sources. More than $20,000 was...
07/21/2015 - 4:20pm
Tall Corn members gather to celebrate milestone        Generations of Tall Corn FFA alumni converged on the Franklin County Fair last Thursday during a special event commemorating the chapter’s 75th anniversary.      The reunion helped kick off Tall Corn’s year-long celebration of the...
07/21/2015 - 4:18pm
During a visit to the Franklin County Fair last Thursday, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson told a crowd his plans to limit the federal government’s reach.      Touting his campaign slogan, “Heal, Inspire, Revive,” the author and retired pediatric neurosurgeon said the country is “forsaking...
07/14/2015 - 3:25pm
Questions regarding the bid-letting process for improvement projects at North Side Elementary led the Hampton-Dumont Board of Education to void three contracts July 7 during a special meeting.      Contracts for rewiring, projector installation and new cafeteria tables will now be rebid following the decision. The board also...
07/14/2015 - 3:24pm
The owner of Hampton State Bank and First Security Bank & Trust announced plans last week to merge the two institutions by the end of the year.      Charles City-based Cedar Valley Bankshares, Ltd., recently submitted an application with regulatory officials to combine the two banks by Dec. 4. If approved, Hampton State...
07/14/2015 - 3:23pm
Advocating a rollback in federal authority, Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry visited Franklin County Monday afternoon and addressed a packed house at the Rustic Brew in Hampton.      The former Texas governor discussed his campaign platform and fielded questions from the audience during the visit. Perry detailed his...
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