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“Smoking on the Square” brings in thousands from everywhere


By Allen Watts – June 2015


   Smoking on the square was definitely happening this past week-end in Franklin. Vendors and patrons seemed to have ever corner of the square filled with something happening, for sale, or some great eats and

Festival brings community together as Freedom reigns high

Growth shows in expansion of event size & participation


By Allen Watts – June 2015


    The Greenwood 2015 Freedom Festival is put together by “The old town of Greenwood” organization and they did another bang-up job this year. Except for one tiny glitch, they reversed the route and that was NOT taken to well by many.

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Residents converge on City hall about property flooding!

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By Allen Watts – August 4, 2015


   Residents converged upon Franklin’s Board of Works (BoW) meeting thus Monday August 3, to complain about drainage in the Northpointe Subdivision on Franklin’s near north side of town. The citizens have been in a near angry mob state about the flooding issue of detention water NOT draining from their private

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by Allen Watts – August 26, 2015


    Franklin is seeking a grant for Roaring Run ditch to aid the city is facilitating repairs to a major storm water drainage system for the city. A public meeting was held Tuesday August 25, to get citizen input and concerns on the project.

    The meeting went well and had three speakers to answer all questions from the audience and also give input on the projects goals and!!

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Song & dance man asking for more tax dollars

FDC Corporation says NO! Too many unknowns this time!

$500,000 (plus) given; Now owner asking for another $450,000


by Allen Watts – August 2015


   Thirteen months after the RDC gave Phil Warrenburg nearly a $0.75 (3/4) million dollar deal (see earlier story), this “Song and Dance man” is back to the RDC with the same rhetoric asking for more money! Warrenburg got the old city hall building and a ton of cash to supposedly get a brewery started in the building, but now is asking for more cash!

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Meijer Store
still coming to Franklin
Says Mayor Joe
   The project was help up due to the government regulations to annex a partial of 3 acres into the city. Then the city had to hold a public meeting and such to get the property rezoned to use as commercial instead of agricultural use. Construction probably will not begin until spring of 2016, or possibly late fall 2015.
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Project on schedule too & will begin shortly in Front of local cinima theatre!