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10/21/2014 - 3:05pm
A fire in the 400 block of Third Avenue Southeast left a family of six homeless last Thursday in Hampton.      The Hampton Fire Department responded to the blaze at around 4 p.m. Officials suspect old wiring in the attic ignited insulation and gradually spread, according to Chief Kent Wilkinson. Firefighters spent roughly one hour spraying water on the roof and inside...
09/30/2014 - 3:08pm
One of Franklin County’s most well-known native sons returned home last weekend for a special ceremony commemorating his 20-year political career.      Alexander native and current Third Congressional District Rep. Tom Latham was honored Saturday night during a special program hosted by the Franklin County Republicans...
09/30/2014 - 3:08pm
Antiques, junk and everything in between was up for sale at The Market during their fall event last Friday and Saturday at Maynes Grove. The two-day shopping event brought in hundreds of customers looking for hidden treasures among the vintage antiques and homemade crafts.      Started last year by Geneva Betterment, The...
09/30/2014 - 3:07pm
Beautiful weather led to a great turnout for the 2014 Franklin County Fresh on the Farm tour Sunday afternoon. The event, also known as the “Farm Crawl,” featured locally- grown products at three Franklin County farms.  Guests were free to come and go as they pleased and had the chance to sample fresh vegetables, fruit and...
09/23/2014 - 3:33pm
The sound of gunfire rattled the hallways at South Side Elementary last week as bullet casings from a rifle and handgun fell to the floor. Faculty members remained inside their rooms and offices, eagerly waiting for the shots to stop.      Thankfully, it was all just a drill.      The exercise was part...
09/23/2014 - 3:31pm
Two local hog farmers have teamed up to fill a void left on Latimer’s Main Street following last month’s closing of Corner Market.      Landon Plagge and Travis Pralle will open Latimer Community Grocery in the former Latimer Café sometime in October after extensive renovations are completed inside the...
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