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07/22/2014 - 8:07pm
Franklin County Auditor Toni Wilkinson issued a warning last week about a possible mail scam regarding property deed documents.      The letter, which recently surfaced in Franklin County and was sent by Record Transfer Services of Westlake Village, Calif., suggests property owners obtain a “current grant deed” and “property assessment profile” from...
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...
07/08/2014 - 3:45pm
The Hampton City Council went over residential development, ordinance updates and potential new fees during their regular workshop Monday night.      Karen Mitchell with Franklin County Development updated the council about a development project from KL Holdings.      KL Holdings is working on...
07/08/2014 - 3:44pm
Years of hard work and extensive planning finally paid off June 25 when local 911 dispatching services moved out of the Hampton Police Department and in to the Franklin County Law Enforcement Center (LEC).      The transition was problem free, for the most part. The dispatchers have had little trouble adjusting to their new...
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