County, city officials make progress on dispatching services agreement

Attorney Jim Hanks (left), who represented the city, and Ron Dunt, Hampton’s city manager, listen eagerly to discussions during the dispatchers meeting on Aug. 6. (Photos by Jeff Forward, the Hampton Chronicle.)


     Officials from the City of Hampton, Franklin County, and the Franklin County Emergency Management Commission met with attorneys on Aug. 6 to try to hash out their differences over the future of emergency dispatching services in the county.

     At the end of the nearly two hour meeting, there seemed to be a sense of renewed hope from all parties that an agreement could be reached soon and dispatching services moved to their potential new home in the Franklin County Law Enforcement Center.

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