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Franklin Medical Center will provide up to four License Practical Nurses along with nine medical carts in area schools to keep watch for possible COVID-19 outbreaks.

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Legislation ensuring a future water source for some Franklin Parish farmers passed the U.S. House of Representatives July 29.

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Stephen Couch’s sentencing hearing has been postponed until Aug. 10 at 10 a.m. due to medical issues, according to Penny Douciere, Fifth Judicial District Attorney.

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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced Wednesday more than $180 million in new grant funding will be awarded to 11 states that are “rethinking education to better serve students during the COVID-19 pandemic,” including $17 million for Louisiana.

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Franklin Parish teachers will report to school Aug. 10 with students reporting Aug. 24.

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Initial claims for unemployment benefits in Louisiana rose last week to 32,079 compared to the previous week’s total of 26,351, the Louisiana Workforce Commission says.

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A survey geared toward collecting information from parents and school employees has been uploaded on the Franklin Parish School Board’s website.

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A resolution consolidating bonds and possibly slashing interest rates leading to greater cash flow was introduced at Winnsboro’s July Town Council meeting.

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Phase Two of reopening Louisiana was extended for another two weeks, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced in a Tuesday afternoon press conference.

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Shortly before 3:00 a.m., Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a crash on Louisiana Highway 135 at James Brown Road. The crash claimed the life of a Tallulah man.

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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and Attorney General Jeff Landry took shots at each other over the governor’s mask mandate and other COVID-19-related restrictions in letters released Friday and Monday.

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Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed legislation overhauling Louisiana’s civil justice system, resolving perhaps the most contentious issue from this year’s legislative sessions.

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