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YES, Meijer’s is still coming to Franklin area

Community Director; “Construction expected to begin any day now”




By Allen Watts – March 2016


   YES, Meijer’s is still coming to Franklin and Krista Linke director of community services says, “The store is still coming, it has just been one of those things when permitting and things took some time. There is also an issue with the house on the corner (US31 and Commerce Dr.) because the owner wants to move the home rather than tear it down, but she has not done that yet.”


Downtown project to begin economic improvements

City approves $1.4M for future growth stimulation

Bonus; City will add 50 parking spaces to downtown area





By Allen Watts – April 2016


  The city of Franklin has officially approved $1.4M funding and the partnership of the city with The

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“When you're finished changing, you're finished”, Benjamin Franklin

Growth changes adds positive outlook of cities future


By Allen Watts – April 2016


   What will the coming Kroger Market Place in Franklin bring to the people of Johnson County? And what is going on with Meijer’s slow start on construction? Are any locals going to get relief from Walmart’s dominating presence on the local economy?

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Hubler purchases old Marsh/Safeway building

Used car superstore coming spring 2016


By Allen Watts – January 2016


  Hubler Chevrolet loves the northern part of Johnson County and has purchased the old “Marsh/Safeway” building. The building located next to Rural King, the new business addition to Greenwood is doing some major

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Naloxone kit saves another overdose victims life

Fast response by Sheriff’ prevents local fatality

By Don Lee – May 2016


   A 28 year old male overdosed on heroin last night in the 3000 block of West Smith Valley Road. Deputy Officer’s and emergency units responded to a call from the man’s grandparents and mother who met law units when they

Recuperating time to long for editor

Demands release to return to work


Editorial: editor’s recovery

By Don Lee – Assist editor


  Our Editor Allen Watts is recovering fine, after 6-weeks our editor is pushing to return to work ahead of recommended recovery time. Back surgery leaves editor angry when he can’t work! “I will be back to work very soon”, says editor.

    “I am letting our readers down and besides I cannot just sit around while I am healing. I need to work, that is the best therapy for me”, says Editor.

   Allen says, “My back is a problem and I apologize to our readers. I am doing fine and I will return (reporting) by end on May, regardless, or else I will... I will...”.

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Support sought for Relay for Life event

City hopes for more public input & support

proxy for Allen Watts – May 2016

by Don Lee


   American Cancer Society’s “Relay for Life” takes place again in Greenwood. While little has been done to promote the efforts of the relay for the past few years, it still has