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11/25/2014 - 5:27pm
The Hampton City Council discussed solutions to Homecoming vandalism with H-D Superintendent Todd Lettow during its meeting Monday night.      The meeting was moved up from the regular Thursday session due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Lettow gave a brief update on recent happenings within the school district before discussing the vandalism, which caused problems this fall...
11/04/2014 - 5:06pm
A new fundraising blitz for the Hampton Public Library hopes to raise $50,000 for repairs to the historic building’s curved brick wall.      The campaign started on Nov. 1 and ends December 20. Last winter, a bulge was discovered in the building’s curved brick wall that put the brakes on other improvement...
11/04/2014 - 5:04pm
Long-time Deputy Leon Root has decided to hang up his holster after 23 years of service to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.      A retirement celebration was held in his honor at the Franklin County Law Enforcement Center last Thursday with many friends, coworkers and family members in attendance. During his...
11/04/2014 - 5:02pm
Join the Navy and see the world!      That was the sentiment that 18-year-old John Kelley had when he enlisted in 1945. And see the world he did. Within a year, Kelley was in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, more than 5,000 miles away from home.      His ship, the USS Arkansas, had brought him to...
11/04/2014 - 5:00pm
Area residents will be treated to a timeless classic this weekend when “The Music Man” hits the stage Friday through Sunday in Hampton.      The Hampton-Dumont High School Drama Department has been practicing feverishly over the past two months in preparation for the musical. More than 50 students comprise the...
10/28/2014 - 4:34pm
Voters in Franklin County will head to the polls next Tuesday to cast their ballots in the Nov. 4 general election. With only two contested races for local offices, most of the attention will focus on other races at the state and federal levels.      The battle for county treasurer is the only contested race for an elected...
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