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06/20/2018 - 10:50am
UPDATE: Thomas Craighton, Franklin County Emergency Management Coordinator, has reported that Hampton's McDonald's restaurant and Crossroads convenience store are open and the carbon monoxide threat has been controlled.   McDonald’s restaurant and Crossroads convenience store in Hampton were evacuated at around 10:30 a.m. this morning (Wed, Jun 20). The Hampton Police...
06/12/2018 - 3:43pm
The Franklin County Fairgrounds were alive with the sound of banjos and basses as the fourth annual Hampton Bluegrass Festival returned last weekend. The stage inside the convention center played host to open jams and established bluegrass and country bands from across the state and country. Outside, musicians gathered at the gazebo during...
06/05/2018 - 5:10pm
The Franklin County area was bombarded with sudden gusts of wind last Saturday morning that reached a peak of 80 to 90 mph, according to Director of Emergency Management Services Thomas Craighton. The incredible wind speeds were first reported by the airport, and Craighton noted that the whole community was shocked by the force of the gales—...
06/05/2018 - 5:08pm
Summertime and ice cream go hand in hand, but for one Hampton native, the frozen treat is a year round commitment. Dereck Lewis, a 2004 Hampton-Dumont graduate, is the man responsible for Thelma’s Treats, the ice cream sandwich brand that combines homemade cookies and soft serve ice cream. Thelma’s, the name an homage to his...
06/05/2018 - 5:07pm
The dream to bring a splash pad to Latimer has taken the first physical step to becoming a reality. On May 21, construction began on the splash pad at West Park just a little more than a year after fundraising started. The splash pad will include several water features that will keep kids cool during the summer months. Cathy Carlson, a member of...
06/05/2018 - 5:05pm
Sue Rodemeyer can’t help but laugh a little as she readies for retirement from Hampton-Dumont High School. A secretary at H-D for the last 21 years, Rodemeyer said she never would’ve dreamt her career would end at the same place she graduated high school in 1973. “I never dreamt I’d come back,” she thought. “I...
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