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Two contracts that constitute half of the $30 million Franklin County Jail/911 public safety complex were awarded Tuesday by the Franklin County Commission.

A bill sponsored in honor of former Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) employee and Franklin County resident Lyndon Ebker has passed the Legislature and awaits the signature of Missouri Gov. Mike Parson.

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The first countywide teen drug summit that encouraged students to never try drugs, “Not even once,” has been deemed a success by organizers.

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The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is aggressively educating the public about the dangers of distracted driving as the number of fatal crashes climbs. 

Pacific officials say they want the Brush Creek Sewer District to revisit its efforts to reduce stormwater infiltration into its main line and control the volume discharged into the Pacific sewer system.

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School officials in Franklin County say they will be watching closely as the St. Clair School District implements a program to allow a limited number of faculty and staff to be trained to serve as armed protection officers.

General assignments for pastors and parochial administrators, associate pastors, retirements, special assignments and parish life coordinators have been announced by the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

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While the ink is still drying on the Clean Missouri Amendment strongly passed by Missouri voters last November, House lawmakers have already approved legislation to overturn a portion of the constitutional amendment regarding legislative redistricting.

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Franklin County commissioners have approved a $73,575 bill to the Union Fire Protection District for building permit fees for the new county jail project, but they aren’t too happy about it.

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The family of missing Sullivan woman Betty Alexander, 69, are determining where to search next as police, volunteers and friends have canvassed the entire city of Sullivan and wooded areas. 

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Nearly two months after calling a bridge outside St. Clair the worst he has seen, the Missouri Senate has modified Gov. Mike Parson’s bonding plan to replace 215 bridges statewide with $301 million.

East Central College recently announced Dr. David Chalk will be the speaker for the Adult Education and Literacy Graduation Ceremony Saturday, May 11.

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According to the latest U.S. Census data released Thursday, 382 people moved into Franklin County as of July 2018 raising the overall population to 103,670. 

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Campaign representatives seeking to create a united metropolitan St. Louis say the impact of the county and city consolidation will have great impact on Franklin County and the other “collars” of St. Louis.

Starting next school year, Union students will have the option to take part in the Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) program.

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and Lutheran Family and Children’s Services (LFCS), which operates an office in Union, is raising awareness to promote safety, stability, and well-being for all children across Missouri.

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The Franklin County Commission is urging all businesses and residences to proudly display the POW/MIA flag in honor of the tens of thousands of servicemen and -women who were detained by an enemy during conflict and whose whereabouts may be unknown.