SOCO, IOW, Franklin students’ projects take to the sky

SOCO, IOW, Franklin students’ projects take to the sky

Mixing gum, paint, string, glue, cardboard, plastic, paper, and oh, gunpowder may not normally be advised, but on Thursday the children who did just that ... Read more

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Chandler rehired as S.P. Morton principal

On Monday, Franklin High School Vice Principal Jason Chandler will return to S.P. Morton Elementary School, and this time, he’s there to stay. Read more  | 9 comments

  1. Concert to help Boykins family
  2. Lunch to cost an extra dime in Southampton public schools
  3. VDOT suggests 460 schedule  | 2 comments

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Edna King renamed as school board chair

The vote for the Franklin City School Board chair was 4-3, with Edna King edging out Will Councill for the position. Read more  | 6 comments

Kitten’s bite pains cat lover in more ways than one

Rosa Duke has recently learned that handling stray animals can have painful and expensive consequences. Read more

Franklin, Southampton approve utility study firms

Franklin City Council and the Southampton County Board of Supervisors have agreed upon a firm to do a study that could save each localities’ taxpayers ... Read more  | 3 comments

Windsor man killed in car crash

A Windsor man died in a single-car accident shortly after midnight on Wednesday, according to Sgt. Michelle Anaya, spokeswoman for the Virginia State Police. The ... Read more

Mayor remarks on successful term, while resident is angry about power bill

The past two years have been good for the city and council, said Mayor Raystine Johnson-Ashburn in giving her organizational remarks for the 2014-15 year. Read more  | 4 comments

  1. Anglers cast out lures on Nottoway, bring back $700 for Area 29
  2. Gospel concert will also benefit scholarship
  3. Clinic receives donation from agricultural company
  4. Sheriff’s Office captures Southampton Meadows burglary suspect  | 6 comments
  5. Sheriff’s Office seeking information on burglary  | 6 comments
  6. Newsoms celebrates Fourth of July
  7. Companies work quickly to restore power
  8. Franklin students impact ‘Ocean Soup’  | 2 comments
  9. GFWC Sedley Woman’s Club thank veterans
  10. IWCS makes more staff changes
  11. Deerfield getting new health care provider
  12. Biker hurt in 58W accident
  13. Buckhorn Quarter families ride out straight-line winds
  14. Storm hits Capron; no one hurt  | 1 comment
  15. Country musician set to rock PDCCC
  16. Angling for Area 29 athletes  | 1 comment
  17. Thunderstorm brings down trees, power (UPDATE)
  18. SOCO sheriff’s office recovers 691 pieces of stolen property  | 4 comments
  19. Rt. 58 accident victim released from hospital
  20. School board postpones chair vote  | 3 comments
  21. Franklin hosts Fourth of July celebration
  22. Windsor Fourth event draws largest crowd in memory
  23. No major accidents in Franklin, SOCO over Fourth weekend  | 2 comments
  24. Franklin man charged with stabbing
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    Matching up with state’s best

    Matching up with state’s best

    It was one of the best games they had ever played. Terry Warren II and Chris Lawrence come from different schools, but they were on ... Read more  | 1 comment

    1. Windsor All-Stars win tournament
    2. Taking fantasy seriously
    3. Local tennis league volleys into second season


    Bass club raises money for Area 29

    Bass club raises money for Area 29

    Special Olympics Virginia Area 29 and Three Rivers Bass Tournament Series teamed up together to sponsor a Benefit Bass Tournament on July 12, which was ... Read more  | 1 comment


    LOVE is coming back to town

    The Virginia Tourism Corporation will bring an oversized LOVE artwork to the Franklin-Southampton County Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 13, as part of a state and ... Read more

    1. Feridies in deal to be featured in overseas catalog
    2. Local Social Media guru schools IOW chamber business owners


    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack proclaims National Farmers Market Week

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has declared Aug. 3-9, “National Farmers Market Week.” Throughout the week, USDA will celebrate our nation’s thousands of farmers markets, farmers ... Read more

    1. Virginia’s wheat yield up from June
    2. Your crops, flowers, plants welcome at county fair

    Our View

    Representing the community

    While Minneapolis was playing host to the last MLB All-Star Game of Derek Jeter’s storied career, there was another last All-Star game going on recently ... Read more


    Competency is the real issue

    After much deliberation and perhaps against my better judgment, there is an element of the Franklin ... Read more  | 6 comments

    Letters to the Editor

    Boykins resident wants to restart Kiwanis in area

    I first learned about Kiwanis when doing a presentation on PDCCC’s Career Development Center for the Smithfield Kiwanis club. I got so fired up about ... Read more



    FRANKLIN—Emma and Roy Denson of Franklin are thrilled to announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Tina Marie Denson, to Michael Joseph Dauses of Newport ... Read more

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