Featured

07/22/2014 - 8:04pm
Continued discussion about ongoing spatial constraints at Hampton-Dumont’s two elementary buildings led to few definitive answers during Monday’s board of education meeting.      The board toured the Youth for Christ (YFC) building near South Side Elementary on Highway 65 prior to the meeting. Director Darwin Van Horn and the YFC’s board of directors have...
06/24/2014 - 11:37am
Rural Alexander resident Tracy Peters was positive a tornado is to blame for the destruction that left her and her husband homeless last week.      "I felt the pressure change, and I heard the sucking sound in my bathroom sink. My ears popped," she said. "It didn't sound like a freight train like they...
06/19/2014 - 12:18pm
              Travel is not advised on gravel roads in Franklin County this week due to relentless rainfall throughout the region.             Nearly 10 inches of precipitation has fallen since Monday. The extreme rainfall has flooded streams, rivers...
06/18/2014 - 4:47pm
              Trees, buildings and power lines throughout Franklin County sustained heavy damage during a barrage of severe weather that sent many local residents to their basements Monday night.             Warning sirens in Hampton were sounded as the...
06/17/2014 - 3:19pm
A vote recount in the Republican primary race for Franklin County Supervisor District II confirmed incumbent Jerry Plagge as the winner on June 10.      Gary McVicker, Plagge’s opponent, challenged the results of the June 3 GOP primary election after he was defeated by a three-vote margin. McVicker petitioned for a...
06/17/2014 - 3:16pm
For many farmers throughout Franklin County, the 2014 planting season was a night and day difference compared to 2013.      But then again, that’s not saying much.      “A lot of people that come into the office here will say, ‘Oh, this so much better than last year!’ ”...
Syndicate content