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Fri
05
Aug

Best of the Best gathered at Awards Banquet

Monday marked the first annual Best of the Best Reader’s Choice Awards banquet hosted by the Robertson County News and Franklin Advocate. “I just wanted us to acknowledge all the wonderful businesses we have in Robertson County and what is better than steak?” said Teresa Phillips. Solely responsible for coordinating the event, Phillips hired local businesses as a way to give back to the community. “I believe in shopping locally, so I practice what I preach,” said Phillips. According to Phillips, everything at the event was bought in Robertson County.

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Fri
05
Aug

Recall petition circulating over place 1

By Dennis Phillips

This past Monday an election recall petition has surfaced claiming lack of confidence in Hearne City Council person Shirley Harris who holds place 1 on the Hearne City Council. The petition is calling for the resignation or a no confidence recall election. The petition reads further that the citizens of Hearne have lost confidence and that Harris is considered incompetent for the position.

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Fri
29
Jul

Commissioners close El Camino Real discussion

By Melissa Freeman

In a courtroom packed with residents deeply concerned with historical preservation, the Robertson County Commissioners’ Court completed its discussion of the route of El Camino Real, a National Parks Service designated historic highway, which went through Robertson County. The County earlier agreed to a contract to place signs on the route determined by the Parks Service but local historian Robert Hicks has maintained that Parks Service designation is wrong so the signs will not follow the actual route, particularly as it goes along highways 1644 and 79.

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Fri
29
Jul

SouthStar Bank names Justen Salcido Franklin Branch Manager

Salcido has been promoted to Senior Vice President and will serve as the Franklin Branch’s community liaison and lead lender, filling the vacancy left by newly elected tax assessor collector Michael ‘Duba’ Brewer. SouthStar Bank today announced that Franklin’s own Justen Salcido has been named Senior Vice President and Branch Manager of the institution’s Franklin branch. Salcido returns home to focus on promoting community values while providing flexible, common sense financial services.

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Fri
29
Jul

Is that popcorn I smell?

By Margaret Salvaggio

Who needs drivein movies or a theatre, when you have movies in the park? The Guy Chandler Memorial Park was turned into an outdoor theatre this past Friday night with popcorn, drinks and even snow cones. The only thing missing were the plush seating and the nasty sticky floors. There was nature and lawn chairs and even blankets on the ground seating. The idea came from John Naron, Hearne City Manager and what an idea it turned out to be.

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Fri
29
Jul

Faith reinforced with fellowship and hotdogs

By Margaret Salvaggio

With all the recent events around the country it seems that everyone hates everyone but sometimes we have to understand that hate is not where it is. We as a community have to learn that in God’s eyes there are no colors, no discrimination and definitely no hating each other.

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Fri
22
Jul

Nuquez terminated as Hearne ISD Superintendent

By Melissa Freeman

Last Monday night, the Hearne ISD Board of Trustees placed its superintendent on administrative leave, hired a new interim superintendent, and faced some tough economic realities. During the public forum time before the meeting, three Hearne citizens spoke about various issues and questions they have for the board.  

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Fri
22
Jul

Allen Samuels redefines Hearne Dealership

By Dennis Phillips

For Marcus Ward, his new position as president of Allen Samuels in Hearne is all about the community. Before the sale of the dealership was completed Allen Samuels made an impact at the Robertson County Youth Live Stock Show in January spending $21,000.00 on auction items. “No one really noticed and that’s ok because it’s not about the recognition, it’s about the kids and the community,” said Marcus when asked about the auction. The plaques are proudly displayed through the glass as you head down the hall to his office. 

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Fri
22
Jul

Council accepts list of 15 names for City Manager candidates

By Dennis Phillips

In a closed session meeting, which lasted over an hour, the council approved a list of 15 names selected from more than 30 resumes, which were submitted for the position of City Manager. Among that list is current interim City Manager John Naron. “It is important for the council to follow the proper procedure to hire a City Manager,” said Naron. “Of course, I’m hopeful that the council recognizes all that has been accomplished since I was appointed as interim City Manager and takes the positive progress into consideration when making their decision.” 

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Fri
22
Jul

Residents flock to Tractor Supply soft open this past week

By Margaret Salvaggio

Tractor Supply Company store will hold its grand opening on Saturday, July 23, at 9:00 a.m. and will feature a number of activities, including an MTD lawn mower display. The store officially opened for business.

 

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