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09/18/2019 - 11:11am
Possible rezoning of a lot in Hampton stirred up a lengthy debate at the Hampton City Council’s regular meeting last Thursday. The council at the meeting hosted a public hearing on the zone change request on a parcel of land on the First Chris-tian Church property at 605 Fourth St. NE. The property is currently zoned as both R1 - for residential and AT - for commercial purposes. The...
09/18/2019 - 11:09am
Fundraising for a new playground in Latimer is underway. A group of Latimer citizens is working to collect enough funding to build two new playground structures at Trail Side Park. Dee Ann Arlow, a member of the improvement committee, said that the group wants to install the structures because of the condition of the current playground set up,...
09/18/2019 - 11:07am
A lifelong love of the outdoors led Thomas Rice to the Franklin County Conservation department. Rice, who began service as the new naturalist/park ranger last month, said a career in conservation went hand-in-hand with his passion for hunting and fishing. “Growing up, I always felt the need to preserve habitat,” he said. “I...
09/18/2019 - 11:06am
La Chozita Antojitos Mexicanos y Mariscos has a fresh new look to complement its fresh, authentic offerings. La Chozita last week celebrated a grand reopening to showcase improvements made to the restaurant, which occupies the former Breadeaux Pizza location, 24 First St. NW, in downtown Hampton. Thanks in part to an improvement grant from the...
09/18/2019 - 11:04am
For 50 years, people across the country lace up their shoes and walk alongside one another to end hunger. Hampton on Sunday hosted the Franklin County CROP Walk - a three-mile trek through the Hampton Cemetery and a food drive for the local food bank. The CROP Walk, started by George Sturgeon in Bismarck, North Dakota in 1969, raises food and...
09/11/2019 - 11:28am
A throng of Franklin General Hospital employees on Thursday stepped together for a cause close to many hearts. The hospital on Thursday hosted a Suicide Awareness and Prevention Walk where dozens of employees walked around the facility grounds. The walk was in conjunction with September’s dedication as Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month...
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