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THE FRANKLIN PARISH COUNCIL ON AGING expanded services this week with the addition of a satellite center at Liberty Christian Center Southeast, 403 Eighth St., Winnsboro. The satellite is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and offers meals, activities and information and…

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When Wes and Lisa Lowe volunteered their daughter, Betsy, to play in “Just Scratchin’ The Surface” no one foreshadowed the timid five-year-old would become an accomplished vocalist and pianist, star in numerous productions and be the newly named Princess Theatre operations manager.

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FINLEY FUN DAY was held in Winnsboro Saturday evening. Robert Finley, a contestant on America's Got Talent, entertained the crowd throughout the night.

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A BACK TO SCHOOL Prayer Rally was held at the Wisner Gazebo Monday night for students. Local talent sung hymns and local ministers gave encouraging words to those in attendance. A similar prayer rally was held in Winnsboro Tuesday night. (Sun photo by Joe Curtis)

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Franklin Parish High School will hold orientation sessions for incoming 9th grade students Aug. 14, according to Principal Brian Gunter. Students whose last names begin with the letter A-L are asked to attend from 9:30 to 11 a.m.; and those with names beginning with the letters M-Z, from 1 t…

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Dr. Jed Christopher Robinson was selected by the Louisiana Osteopathic Medical Association as one of two delegates to represent Louisiana in the House of Delegates at the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) annual business meeting.

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Patrons and visitors of the Franklin Parish Public Library recently completed their three-week study of the life and legacy of General George Patton. The class was directed by Georgiann Potts, frequent presenter at FPPL. Over 50 people attended each of the three two-hour sessions.

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Anyone interested in homeschooling is invited to come Aug. 5, at 6:30 to the Franklin Parish Library Learning Center, 705 Prairie Street, for an informational meeting on homeschooling.

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Crockett Point Baptist Church invites you to join them for “Life’s Way Vacation Bible School – In the Wild,” July 29-31 from 6-8 p.m. Classes are offered for children ages 3 years (potty trained)-6th grade.  Supper will be served each night. 

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A new Robert Finley performance will be aired on America’s Got Talent Tuesday, July 23 starting at 7 p.m. The AGT episode will feature special guest judge, Dwayne Wade.

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Robert Finley’s road to success on the America’s Got Talent stage is longer than the dirt turn rows found around the fields of northeast Louisiana where he grew up.

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“I did what a soldier does,” said U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran Jerry Vodicka who now resides at the state Department of Veterans Affairs' Southwest Louisiana Veterans Home in Jennings.

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On Thursday, July 18, at 6 p.m. at the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians, Tony Boudreaux, Lance Harris, Stephen Harris, and Vin Steponaitis will discuss recent archaeological work and new interpretations at the Grand Village site.

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TAN BLACKSON, Franklin Parish School system personnel and elementary supervisor, talks with Cynthia Roberson with Title I at the Teacher Recruitment Fair Tuesday morning. Blackson and Roberson were organizers of the event. Its purpose was to  create a stronger teacher staff and draw more cer…

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RIBBON CUTTING marked the opening of Tag, Title & Notary of Northeast Louisiana, LLC, Hwy. 15, South in the Ellington Shopping Center,  Monday July 1. Pastor Kevin Bates, Tonya Lively, Mayor John Dumas, Donnie Lively, Tucker Ellington, Denise Ellington, Donna Havens, Chamber president Br…

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TERRY VANDEVENTER, with the Living Reptile Museum, explains to children and adults at the Franklin Parish Summer Reading Program Tuesday about the varieties of snakes found in Louisiana. Vandeventer is one of several guest speakers participating in the Summer Reading Program. Nearly 1,800 bo…

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