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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 office in Franklin County. Two-term incumbent...
10/28/2014 - 4:26pm
The Hampton Police Department boosted its ranks this month with the addition of full-time Officer Yovan Cardenas. The Denison native started on Oct. 10 and has spent most of his time training with Capt. Mark Morrison.      "Right now they're showing me the ropes," said the new officer. “I’m...
10/28/2014 - 4:25pm
Construction on the final addition to the Hampton Industrial Park will be complete before snow starts flying later this fall if everything goes according to plan.      Workers recently started putting the roof on Spec 4, a new 30,000 square foot facility located between Buresh Buildings and DMB Supply in the industrial park...
10/21/2014 - 3:05pm
A fire in the 400 block of Third Avenue Southeast left a family of six homeless last Thursday in Hampton.      The Hampton Fire Department responded to the blaze at around 4 p.m. Officials suspect old wiring in the attic ignited insulation and gradually spread, according to Chief Kent Wilkinson. Firefighters spent roughly...
10/21/2014 - 3:03pm
Kindergarten classes at Hampton-Dumont will move from South Side Elementary to North Side Elementary next year following a decision by the board of education Monday night.      The move came after months of discussion and debate about alleviating overcrowding issues at South Side. A spike in enrollment created space...
10/21/2014 - 3:02pm
     It’s no small wonder why Cindy Wittmer is a strong advocate for yearly mammogram screenings.      “I’m a big poster child for having your annual mammogram, because it caught my cancer early. There was no lump or anything,” she said. “It saved my life. I’ve always said...
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