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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...
06/24/2014 - 11:38am
Franklin County was declared a disaster area last week by Gov. Terry Branstad after powerful thunderstorms and heavy rains flooded rivers, damaged buildings and demolished trees throughout the area.      Local officials have pegged damage estimates to private property and county-owned land at around $2 million in Franklin...
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...
06/24/2014 - 11:36am
With the kindergarten, first grade and second grade classes all requiring five sections, space at South Side elementary has become scarce. The school has squeezed every last inch out of the building, but additional changes still need to be made.      During the special meeting on Monday, the school board approved a plan...
06/24/2014 - 11:35am
A new member will be appointed to the Hampton City County within the next two months, but just who that new member might be is still up in the air.      Ward I Council Member Valerie Haugebak submitted her resignation recently after taking a job that conflicts with meetings and workshops. The council agreed to move forward...
06/20/2014 - 2:50pm
              Flood waters were starting to recede Friday, but officials are still recommending that local residents stay off gravel roads in Franklin County.             A no travel advisory was issued for all county gravel roads on Thursday after...
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