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Early voting for the Dec. 5 general election continues at the Franklin Parish Courthouse for the Fifth District Congressional seat and the Republican State Central Committee.

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Bill and Gloria Gaither have written many wonderful Christian songs.

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A Franklin Parish resident disagreed with the Police Jury’s method of trimming trees, saying it harmed them while also aiding termite populations near residential areas.

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U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate on Nov. 10 to pay tribute to Louisiana police officers who were recently shot in the line of duty.

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Franklin Medical Center’s net position increased by $1,012,308 or 11.4 percent in the fiscal year ending April 30, 2020, according to an audit prepared by Lester, Miller & Wells of Alexandria.

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The Holidays are approaching and Franklin Parish’s calendar is full of events from Baskin’s Christmas In The Village to Wisner’s Christmas tree lighting.

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President Donald J. Trump won Louisiana and its eight electoral college votes Tuesday, capturing more than 61 percent of the vote statewide, though the outcome of the presidential race nationally was in doubt as of press time late Tuesday night.

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By midmorning Tuesday, early votes for the Nov. 3 open primary, congressional, presidential election totaled 3,949 while 580 mail ballots had arrived, according to Geneva Cupp, Franklin Parish Registrar.

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Franklin Parish public schools are currently down 89 students equaling approximately $356,000 in Minimum Foundation Program (MFP) funding, said Rebecca Boquet, business manager.

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The Franklin Parish Catfish Festival has come to the end of its run after nearly 33 years, said Paul Price Jr, festival director.

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The Franklin Parish Police Jury recorded a net position of $31,808,310 in Dec. 31, 2019, according to an audit report released by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s office.

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Itinerant vendors and peddlers will now have to pay $200 before they sell their wares in Winnsboro, including the vendors and peddlers of the Franklin Parish Catfish Festival.

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A Mangham police officer is stable but in critical condition after being shot during a traffic stop on La Hwy 425 near the Franklin / Richland parish border.

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Hurricane Delta blew through Franklin Parish over the weekend bringing approximately 11 inches of rain to some areas and leaving behind downed trees.  

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Inspectors will be able to go inside of former Baskin School after Franklin Parish School Board members signed off on the action at their regular Oct. 6 meeting.

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The annual Winnsboro Christmas parade and Christmas tree lighting will be held this year, said Mayor John Dumas.

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Total patients admitted to Franklin Medical Center for August was 125, down from last year’s monthly total of 148, according to budget numbers.

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Franklin Parish schools are reopening at their own “pace” and will continue to take COVID precautions, said John Gullatt school superintendent.

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A Franklin Parish Grand Jury indicted Roderick Branch, 40, of second degree murder and aggravated flight from an officer and Henry Wesley, 26, of manslaughter and obstruction of justice in two separate cases Sept. 2.

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Gladys Edwards, of Wisner, received the Louisiana Ambassador Award for positively impacting lives of young women.

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Deadline to register to vote in person or by mail is Oct. 5 for the Nov. 3 presidential general and open congressional primary election, said Geneva Cupp, Franklin Parish Registrar of Voters.

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