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Washington Area Chamber of Commerce and Fair officials announced Friday that the Washington Town & Country Fair has been canceled.

Laura Conley of Washington has been appointed to the Disability Resource Connection-Franklin County SB40 Resource Board, according to Kimberlyn MacDonald, executive director.

Franklin County has been awarded federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.

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Four first responder groups in Franklin County have applied to the county for CARES funding reimbursement.

The 20th Judicial Circuit is now operating under Phase 2 of its plan to return to normal operations following COVID-19-related restrictions.

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As of noon Tuesday everyone involved in a protest held outside the historic courthouse in Union were happy with the results.

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Franklin County health officials have reported another COVID-19-related death, a 94-year-old woman.

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At this time of year, the Franklin County Relay For Life is typically gearing up to host its annual event in an effort to raise money and awareness in the fight against cancer.

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St. Clair businesswoman Jamie Keen has removed her name from the August ballot challenging Angela Gibson, Union, for the Franklin County auditor seat.

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With the first election day during the COVID-19 pandemic coming Tuesday, many questions will be answered about the future of elections in Franklin County and statewide in 2020.

In the two years Franklin County has participated in the prescription drug monitoring plan (PDMP) one county pharmacist has stopped at least 10 people from pill shopping and abusing prescription drugs.

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Franklin County Clerk Tim Baker says there are many unknowns going into the general municipal election Tuesday, but encourages county residents to get out and vote.

Gov. Mike Parson announced Thursday that Phase 1 of the state’s “Show Me Strong Recovery” Plan has been extended through Monday, June 15. 

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to deliver relief to America’s farmers and ranchers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Eastern District Court of Appeals Judge Roy L. Richter has ordered the Franklin County Commission to fully fund the budget request of Presiding Judge Ike Lamke.

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Victorian Place of St. Clair announced the death of one of its residents associated with COVID-19.

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After a failed motion for renewal Tuesday, Franklin County will no longer participate in the regional Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP).

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Area superintendents said as they continue to navigate this historic COVID-19 health challenge, nothing is more important than protecting the health of students, employees and the communities they serve.

Due to mandates and social distancing requirements related to the coronavirus, East Central College announced in late March that the graduation ceremony scheduled for May 18 would be postponed.