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04/26/2016 - 4:38pm
Former grocery store to be razed this summer        Latimer residents gathered to brainstorm ideas on future downtown development during a special meeting held last Thursday at the golf course.      The meeting focused on the former Corner Market building, which was recently purchased by Landon and Anne Plagge. The couple plans to donate the property...
04/26/2016 - 4:37pm
     Complete reconstruction of the Hampton Public Library’s curved brick wall will be delayed until officials can determine funding options, according to discussion at Monday’s city council workshop.      The wall was recently declared unfixable after engineers discovered the exterior bulge was...
04/26/2016 - 4:35pm
     It was another marathon public forum in Mason City last Thursday as the city council heard both positive and negative comments about entering into a development with Prestage Farms to build a pork processing facility.      The development agreement would require Prestage Foods to create 922 full-time jobs...
04/22/2016 - 4:18pm
    The owner of a former bar in Aredale says rumors about a strip club opening there are completely false.     Dave Henderson, who owns the former Duck’s Bar and Grill on Main Street, said he’s had no contact with anyone interested in the property. Rumors spread recently alleging that the past owner of a...
04/19/2016 - 4:43pm
     Declining enrollment and low state funding have local school districts tightening their belts as they look towards the 2016-17 school year.      Two of Franklin County’s four main school districts recently approved budgets that increase property taxes next year. Despite the hikes, the schools won...
04/19/2016 - 4:27pm
Engineer: Curved wall ‘beyond the point of salvaging’        The Hampton Public Library’s curved brick wall will have to be torn down and rebuilt following a recent discovery that froze ongoing renovations at the historic building.      Engineers have determined that a bulge in the...
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