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06/19/2018 - 5:19pm
Saturday was a bittersweet day for decades of Hansell graduates as they celebrated the 100th and final Hansell Alumni Banquet. More than 100 graduates as far back as the class of 1942 gathered to celebrate the occasion. Clarence Moore, a 1958 graduate and president of the Hansell Alumni Association, said the decision to end the reunion was difficult but done due to the declining number of living...
06/05/2018 - 5:08pm
Summertime and ice cream go hand in hand, but for one Hampton native, the frozen treat is a year round commitment. Dereck Lewis, a 2004 Hampton-Dumont graduate, is the man responsible for Thelma’s Treats, the ice cream sandwich brand that combines homemade cookies and soft serve ice cream. Thelma’s, the name an homage to his...
06/05/2018 - 5:03pm
Hampton-Dumont third grade teacher Terri McWilliams can point to three core lessons she learned as a child that lead to her career as a school teacher. “I had parents and grandparents that taught me to love learning, love people and strive to make the world a better place,” she said. “Given those gifts and lessons early in life,...
06/05/2018 - 5:00pm
Two lucky area sixth graders got to travel in style on Sunday as they departed Hampton for a week of camping. Every year the Hampton Kiwanis Club, at the recommendation of teachers and school administrators, selects two well behaved students to be granted the opportunity to spend some time at a vacation camp in Boone. This year, Gabriella Kramer...
05/29/2018 - 5:46pm
Flags and flowers placed throughout the streets and cemeteries on Memorial Day in Franklin County serve as a poignant reminder of all those that sacrificed everything to protect the citizens of their country. Anthony Spradlin, Hampton-Dumont Middle School Principal and a 31 year member of the United States military, said those tributes and the...
05/29/2018 - 5:43pm
Addressing Hampton-Dumont’s 64 graduating seniors at the 2018 commencement ceremony Sunday, keynote speaker Anthony Spradlin let the audience in on his journey from a graduating senior himself in 1988 to his current position as H-D Middle School principal. After high school, Spradlin said he decided college wasn’t the next practical...
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