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09/23/2014 - 3:33pm
The sound of gunfire rattled the hallways at South Side Elementary last week as bullet casings from a rifle and handgun fell to the floor. Faculty members remained inside their rooms and offices, eagerly waiting for the shots to stop.      Thankfully, it was all just a drill.      The exercise was part of a joint preparation plan meant to train...
09/15/2014 - 1:43pm
      April Hemmes fought back tears as she described the agonizing uncertainty she and her husband, Tom Kazmerzak, have faced in the year since their son’s disappearance.     “To try to explain to you what we’ve been through this past year is impossible,” said Hemmes. “That’s...
09/09/2014 - 11:22am
A four-department investigation into an alleged assault last week revealed a Hampton teen was injured by a self-inflicted stab wound inside her home on Sept. 2.      Police and emergency personnel responded to a 911 call in the 900 block of First Avenue Southeast around 4:30 p.m. that afternoon. Upon entering the residence...
09/09/2014 - 11:21am
Superintendents at CAL and Hampton-Dumont are reporting nominal changes in district-wide enrollment at their respective schools for the 2014-15 school year. As of last week, CAL's PK-12 enrollment remained completely unchanged compared to last year, while Hampton-Dumont reported a net loss of six students in that same grade range.  ...
09/09/2014 - 11:20am
Great weather, new attractions and increased attendance combined to make the 2014 Franklin County Fair a resounding success compared to 2013.      Fair officials are reporting profit increases in nearly every category from this year's fair, which was held July 16-20. Last year's event was hampered by poor weather...
09/09/2014 - 11:19am
Hampton physician Dr. David Dennis will hang up his stethoscope for the final time Sept. 30 after 38 years of service to Franklin County and the surrounding area.      Dennis, a native of Denison, spent his entire medical career in Hampton. He started at the Franklin Medical Center (currently Public Health) in 1976 and...
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