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The Franklin Parish School Board, which now includes two new members, opened the year with a meeting in front large crowd on Jan. 10 which saw the presentation of the end of fiscal year audit, the extension of Supt. John Gullatt’s contract and an increase in his base pay. 

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Franklin Parish Sheriff’s Office (FPSO) reported an approximate $25.3 million net position in its latest audit report, according to Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s office.

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Two local legislators are concerned about Louisiana’s economic future while the other said he has set up a viable economic infrastructure through commissions. 

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Franklin Medical Center (FMC) reported what Chief Financial Officer Billy Page termed a “huge bottom line” for the month ending Nov. 30, 2022, due to extra Medicaid payments. 

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A motion to move forward on a grant application to possibly fund portions of Winnsboro’s Southern Food & Music Festival turned into heated arguments between some councilmen and Mayor Alice Wallace.

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On Tuesday, Jan. 3, Baskin's new administration was sworn in by Franklin Parish Clerk of Court Anita Wygal. Baskin Mayor Layton Curtis and Town Council members sworn in were Cary Collier, Zane Johnson and Mark Troha. Roger Grayson Jr. was sworn in as the village’s Chief of Police. (Sun photo…

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I remember one particular Christmas when I woke up with a sense of dread.  You see, I really believed that I deserved both a stocking full of switches and a lump of coal. I thought I was a bad kid, and was going to receive nothing but punishment on Christmas morning.  

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