Former principal, superintendent dies

Former principal, superintendent dies

FRANKLIN A former Southampton County Public Schools Principal and Franklin City Public Schools Superintendent has passed away. William “Bill” Pruett, 73, died Monday, Feb. 1. ... Read more | Add your comment

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Johnson to run again for Ward 4

Linwood W. Johnson III has announced his candidacy to run as the Ward 4 representative in the upcoming election in May. Read more | Add your comment

  1. Vandals damage Indian fort  | Add your comment
  2. Old St. Regis property to be tidied up  | Add your comment
  3. Courtland woman sentenced for stealing from retirement community  | Add your comment

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Reinstated bonus program, salary increases for police department

During Citizen’s Time of Monday night’s City Council meeting, it was brought up that at the last council meeting during closed session, the topic of ... Read more | Add your comment

Murphy to seek re-election

Mona Murphy, current Ward 4 representative on Franklin City Council, has announced her candidacy for the upcoming elections. Read more | Add your comment

Bill targeting shooting in, across roads withdrawn

Sen. Dave Marsden (D-37) of Fairfax County last week withdrew Senate Bill No. 694, which would have made shooting or possessing a firearm for the ... Read more | Add your comment

Peanut truck overturns on Meherrin Road

Peanut truck overturns on Meherrin Road

Meherrin Road was closed for approximately nine hours on Monday afternoon as crews worked to fix a light pole and clean up peanuts after a ... Read more | Add your comment

Bodies found in Southampton County identified

The two people found dead by a family member in a Southampton County home on Monday have been identified by the Southampton County Sheriff's Office. ... Read more | Add your comment

  1. 2 found dead in Southampton County  | Add your comment
  2. Randy Forbes to leave 4th, run for 2nd Congressional District seat  | Add your comment
  3. First Lady of Virginia to visit Cover 3  | Add your comment
  4. Cheatham, Burgess to run for re-election  | Add your comment
  5. Public hearing, debris removal on council agenda  | Add your comment
  6. Date set for forgery case  | Add your comment
  7. Klondike challenges Boy Scouts to work as a team  | Add your comment
  8. Investigation leads to arrest on forgery charges  | Add your comment
  9. South Quay Baptist appoints interim pastor  | Add your comment
  10. Franklin woman pleads guilty to mail fraud  | Add your comment
  11. PETA to offer discounts on spay/neuter services  | Add your comment
  12. Juveniles detained for counterfeiting  | Add your comment
  13. Supreme Court rules new Congressional Districts to stay  | Add your comment
  14. School board asking for opinions on proposed budget  | Add your comment
  15. Boykins firefighters getting their ducks in a row for carnival  | Add your comment
  16. FSEDI plans Partners in Progress event  | Add your comment
  17. Virginia will once again allow out-of-state concealed carry permits  | Add your comment
  18. Windsor Duke leading pages for delegates  | Add your comment
  19. Sanford to run for mayor  | Add your comment
  20. Local gang leader sentenced to 8 years  | Add your comment
  21. Planning discusses CIP, 460, landscaping  | Add your comment
  22. Three local schools granted partial accreditation  | Add your comment
  23. County approves another Verizon tower near Sebrell  | Add your comment
  24. SPSA talks host agreement  | Add your comment
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    Dragons too hot for Broncos

    The Franklin Broncos have been forced to play two games this week thanks to inclement weather earlier this season. The first pitted the Broncos against ... Read more | Add your comment

    1. Cavaliers surge past Chargers  | Add your comment
    2. Bob Burke’s legacy remains deeply rooted at Chowan  | Add your comment
    3. ‘A program-changing win’  | Add your comment


    Riverkeeper report: Riverkeeper calls Franklin dump a festering eyesore

    Riverkeeper report: Riverkeeper calls Franklin dump a festering eyesore

    Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 30th through the 1st on the Blackwater below Franklin. The water was high, fast and 37 degrees. Air ... Read more | Add your comment


    Land transfers

    SOUTHAMPTON County 1/1/2016-1/31/2016 Rudy Kokich to Rudy and Lori Kokich, 113 Carrie Drive, Franklin, $0. Silver Elder to Shelton B. Elder, 1701 South Street, Franklin, ... Read more | Add your comment

    1. What does it take to land a business prospect?  | Add your comment
    2. Land transfers  | Add your comment


    Low prices, weak demand, uncertain  macroeconomy making for challenging year

    Low prices, weak demand, uncertain macroeconomy making for challenging year

    National Cotton Council economists say 2016 will be another challenging year for the U.S. cotton industry — with low cotton prices, ample global stocks and ... Read more | Add your comment

    1. Registration open for Virginia grain, soybean conference  | Add your comment
    2. County awaits governor’s OK for disaster designation  | Add your comment

    Our View

    There’s no place for vandalism

    Some crimes, such as theft and burglary, have a clear motive. Whether it was for money to buy drugs or to feed their family, at ... Read more | Add your comment


    Super Bowl 50: The NFL vs CTE

    An estimated 189 million people are expected to watch Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, which pits ... Read more | Add your comment

    Letters to the Editor

    How much tougher can the U.S. be on North Korea?

    I saw on the news last night the United Sates is going to impose “new tougher” sanctions on North Korea to try to stop them ... Read more | Add your comment


    A hidden treasure

    At breakfast, we tell Mrs. Mckenzie that we’re going to the gardens that she mentioned yesterday. She expands on the directions. It’s just out of ... Read more | Add your comment