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The Franklin Parish School Board’s consolidated ending budget for the 2021-22 year showed expenses exceeded revenues by just over $232,000 in the general fund.

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Finances are expected to be a major item of consideration during the Franklin Parish School Board’s regular meeting set to take place Thursday, Sept. 15, at 5 p.m.

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North Franklin Waterworks has satisfied all grant conditions and is authorized to advertise for bids for their new water system, according to an Office of Community Development letter dated Aug. 24.

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Excessive August rainfall led to localized flooding in Franklin Parish along with crop damage.

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A mock emergency preparedness drill will be conducted at Plantation Manor in Winnsboro tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 10 a.m., according to a Franklin Parish Sheriff’s report.

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Local farmers are hoping to dodge sporadic rain showers while harvesting their corn and soybean crops.

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Senator Glen Womack and Rep. Neil Riser were labeled as “family advocates” while Rep. C. Travis Johnson received “unfavorable” status in the 2022 Louisiana Family Forum’s (LFF) scorecard.

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Franklin Medical Center will participate in a training program which is designed to enhance the skills of personnel administering cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, or CPR.

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Area farmers are concerned as rain totals continue to mount and crops stay unharvested in the fields. Since last Thursday, approximately 12 to 15 inches of rain has fallen in Franklin Parish. Weather forecasts with the U.S.National Weather Service out of Jackson show no break for the rain. W…

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U.S. Rep. Julia Letlow made a Winnsboro stop Monday to tout her accomplishments and aspirations for Louisiana’s Fifth Congressional District.

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The Franklin Parish school system is keeping a close look at finances in anticipation of the time when ESSER funds are no longer available.

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A roll call vote by the members of the Franklin Parish School Board at their regular meeting Aug. 9 laid to rest an issue which had been a subject of discussion at several previous meetings – whether the board should adopt a policy to address members’ absenteeism.

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LEAP test results reported by the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOA) show the Franklin Parish School District landed in the top 10 school districts in the state for one-year growth. 

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A Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) control area has decreased. The LDWF diminished the control ban’s borders after a Louisiana Legislative Natural Resources and Environment oversight hearing suggested a smaller area similar to Turkey Area A. 

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Two candidates for Franklin Parish School Board have issued statements regarding their proposed candidacies, affecting the upcoming Nov. 8 primary election.

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Franklin Parish property owners who are interested in inspecting their tax assessments for possible corrections can do so beginning Monday, Aug. 15, and continuing for a 15-day period.

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Members of Franklin Medical Center’s Board of Commissioners agreed to several purchases related to upgrading equipment during their Thursday, July 28, meeting.

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Some local elected officials will return to office without opposition as a result of qualifying for the upcoming Nov. 8 Open Primary/Congressional election with voters to decide other races, including three positions on the Franklin Parish School Board, according to the Louisiana Secretary o…

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Gilbert and Wisner leadership went unchallenged in the recent Nov. 8 Open Primary/Congressional election qualifying.

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Plans are being formalized for the 24th-annual Farmer’s Appreciation Banquet to be tentatively held early November in Winnsboro, said David Rigdon, president of Winnsboro-Franklin Chamber of Commerce.

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Winnsboro Town Council approved Mayor Alice Wallace’s leadership team in their regular July 18 monthly meeting.

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