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07/29/2014 - 10:36pm
Hot and humid conditions weren’t enough to keep people from turning out to support cancer research Saturday in Sheffield for the 2014 Franklin County Relay For Life.      Around $67,000 was raised by local Relay teams, according to event coordinator Sheri Bogue. The total was on par with last year’s Relay For Life, which raised $68,000 for cancer research in...
07/22/2014 - 8:01pm
The Franklin County Board of Supervisors heard an update at its meeting Monday about a concerning situation at local recreation parks and wildlife areas.      Franklin County Conservation Director Jason Gooder met with the board and expressed concerns about rampant illegal fishing and hunting throughout the area. A recent...
07/16/2014 - 12:38pm
Franklin County Auditor Toni Wilkinson issued a warning to local residents Wednesday about a possible mail scam regarding property deed documents. The letter, sent by Record Transfer Services of Westlake Village, Calif., suggests property owners obtain a “current grant deed” and “property assessment profile” from the...
07/15/2014 - 3:54pm
       Cedar Valley Bankshares, Ltd., of Charles City and Hampton Banco, Inc., of Hampton, jointly announced today that Cedar Valley Bankshares will acquire Hampton State Bank of Hampton, from Hampton Banco.      Cedar Valley Bankshares is the owner of First Security Bank and Trust in Charles City...
07/15/2014 - 3:52pm
     Corner Market owners Gary and Jan Stratmann recently announced the Latimer grocery store will bag its final sack of groceries next month following 12 years of operation.      Escalating operating costs and a stagnant customer base are to blame for the closure. The owners said they will shut the doors for...
07/15/2014 - 3:50pm
     Five young women will compete in the 2014 Franklin County Fair Queen contest inside the Phelps Implement Tent this Thursday, at 5 p.m.      This year’s contestants include: Hannah Petersen, 18, Hampton; Brooklyn Plagge, 17, Hampton; Annaka Ragsdale, 18, Hampton; Andrea Reed, 18, Rockwell; and...
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