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2/1/2016 4:01:07 PM
Voting is a freedom that not everyone chooses to embrace, although it is our civic duty to elect officials to govern the people. It is no secret that many citizens do not vote. Many people naively believe that their vote simply does not matter. Every vote counts, whether it is in student council elections or the vote that determines our next president. This is important for young voters, whose fi
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2/1/2016 3:56:58 PM
Although Wade Inmon is seeking political office, the Halltown native is far from a professional politician. And that could be his secret to winning the March 1 Republican primary nomination for Franklin County Commission District Four. Inmon will face William David Hester in March. The Republican nominee will run in the November general election against the winner of the three-man Democratic prim...read more
2/1/2016 3:53:13 PM
Franklin County students will begin the new school year on Wednesday, August 10 after the Franklin County Board of Education approved the 2016-17 school calendar at its January 26 meeting. Teacher in-service days are set for Thursday and Friday, August 4-5, with teacher work days scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, August 8-9.  Half-day classes are set for Thursday, October 13 with parent-tea...read more
2/1/2016 3:50:13 PM
Bentley Welch is a fighter. Although he was born with tracheoesophageal fistula with esophageal atresia, he still manages to be a normal child who loves free computer time at Belgreen School and playing with his friends. Tracheoesophageal fistula occurs when the upper part of the esophagus does not connect with the lower part of the esophagus and stomach. Esophageal atresia is an abnormal connec...read more
1/26/2016 3:01:40 PM
With several loggers in attendance at last Tuesday's meeting, the Franklin County Commission tabled a proposed Hauling and Access Notification form until its February business meeting. Franklin County probate judge Barry Moore encouraged citizens to review the proposed form and share their opinions with commissioners before the next commission meeting.  Discussion about a proposed logging o...read more
1/26/2016 2:59:54 PM
Many residents of Spruce Pine and the surrounding areas have visited the local restaurant “Burgers n’ Crème” at least once over the years. Now, locals have the chance to experience the changes that new owners Cindy and Kevin Lawler have brought to the business. Both Cindy and Kevin are from Phil Campbell, where Kevin was a student in high school. Cindy, however, was a stu...read more
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