LSU senior Vernon Norwood was voted Men’s Track and Field Athlete of the Year on the Louisiana Sports Writers Track and Field College Team. The Morgan City alum also made the list in the 400-meter run with the top time, while he combined with teammates’ for the top times in the 4x100-meter relay and 4x400-meter relay. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Bryan Wayne, LSU Sports Information)

NCAA Indoor and Outdoor 400-meter champion Vernon Norwood of LSU led the special award winners on the Louisiana Sports Writers Track and Field College Team announced this past weekend by the organization.
New officers of the Rotary Club of Franklin were installed at a special banquet on June 30. From left are District 6200 Assistant Governor Lea Hebert, who performed the installation; James Evans IV, incoming president; Peggy Lewis, secretary; Iris Sharpe, treasurer; Tom Kramer, sergeant at arms; and Ron Bailey, outgoing president.
The bridge over the Franklin Canal on Chatsworth Road is now closed for major renovation by Coastal Bridge Co. of Baton Rouge. It is scheduled to reopen on July 27. Detour routes are posted.

LSU senior Vernon Norwood was voted Men’s Track and Field Athlete of the Year on the Louisiana Sports Writers Track and Field College Team. The Morgan City alum also made the list in the 400-meter run with the top time, while he combined with teammates’ for the top times in the 4x100-meter relay and 4x400-meter relay. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Bryan Wayne, LSU Sports Information)

Historic hotel burns, 17 lose their homes

The former Peck’s Hotel at 905 Main St. was fully involved when the photo above was captured at 6:30 p.m., Monday. Below, Assistant Franklin Fire Chief Jeff Hildreth, left, is on scene to inspect the damages. Donations of clothing and household goods for the 17 people left homeless can be dropped off at the fire station on First Street, the Emergency Aid Center on Commercial Street or in collection boxes located at Capital One Bank on Northwest Boulevard.

Seventeen people are homeless this morning after a fire destroyed the historic Peck’s Hotel on Main Street in Franklin Monday night.

Day of Prayer

National Day of Prayer commemoration was held Thursday at Franklin City Hall. The event was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. According to the National Day of Prayer Task Force, “It exists to communicate with every individual the need for personal repentance and prayer, to create appropriate materials, and to mobilize the Christian community to intercede for America’s leaders and its families.”

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LSU senior Vernon Norwood was voted Men’s Track and Field Athlete of the Year on the Louisiana Sports Writers Track and Field College Team. The Morgan City alum also made the list in the 400-meter run with the top time, while he combined with teammates’ for the top times in the 4x100-meter relay and 4x400-meter relay. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Bryan Wayne, LSU Sports Information)

NCAA Indoor and Outdoor 400-meter champion Vernon Norwood of LSU led the special award winners on the Louisiana Sports Writers Track and Field College Team announced this past weekend by the organi

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Brittany Melancon and Shane Falgout
--Crawford Photography

Jason Melancon and Pricilla Mena of Houma wish to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Brittany Ann Melancon, to Shane Alan Falgout, son of Bobby and Sibyl Falgout of

Obituaries

September 24, 1991- July 3, 2015
Chace Anthony Rebardi, 23, a resident of Berwick, passed away Friday, July 3, 2015, in Deming, New Mexico.

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