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07/16/2014 - 12:38pm
Franklin County Auditor Toni Wilkinson issued a warning to local residents Wednesday about a possible mail scam regarding property deed documents. The letter, sent by Record Transfer Services of Westlake Village, Calif., suggests property owners obtain a “current grant deed” and “property assessment profile” from the company for $83. Wilkinson said the letter was bogus...
07/15/2014 - 3:54pm
  Third-generation family-owned bank to become subsidiary of First Security Bank and Trust        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.  ...
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 - 3:44pm
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...
07/08/2014 - 3:42pm
      Heavy rainfall throughout the second half of June has created uncertainty among local agriculture experts about the potential success rates for the region’s corn and soybean crop.      Despite a good start during the early growing season, crop development in Franklin County was hampered by...
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