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NEWS
April 30, 2013
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Franklin County, Pa., decreased two-tenths of a percentage point to 6.2 percent in March, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry announced Tuesday. Franklin County ranked sixth for the lowest unemployment rate among Pennsylvania's 67 counties. Neighboring Fulton County's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 8.9 percent. It ranked 54th among the counties. “Pennsylvania's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped two-tenths of a point to 7.9 percent, while the nation's rate went down one-tenth of a point to 7.6 percent,” labor department analysis stated.
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NEWS
November 11, 2011
The following incidents were reported Friday by Franklin County (Pa.) Emergency Services: At 12:47 a.m., a traffic accident in the 5200 block of Philadelphia Avenue in Greene Township. At 1:28 a.m., a commercial fire alarm in the first block of Second Street in Chambersburg.
NEWS
April 17, 2011
Five roads remained closed from flooding in Franklin County, Pa., caused by Saturday’s storms. As of 3:30 p.m. Sunday, the county 911 center reported the following roads were closed: — School Road in Fannett Township — Creek Road in Metal Township — Leafmore Road in Hamilton Township — Hade Road in St. Thomas Township — Loop Road in Guilford Township Also, Coldspring Road in Greene Township is limited to...
NEWS
October 29, 2012
The Franklin County (Pa.) Department of Emergency Services has announced the opening of two shelters. Greencastle Grace Brethren Church 17 N Washington St. Greencastle, Pa. 717-830-2260 Opened at 9 a.m Monday Kid Friendly No household pets Salem Unity Brethren Church 4349 Letterkenny Road Chambersburg, Pa. 717-263-4123 Opening at noon Monday No household pets ...
BREAKINGNEWS
December 15, 2011
Interstate 81 in Chambersburg was closed for nearly five hours after a tractor-trailer caught fire near the 13-milemarker, a 911 dispatcher said.  Southbound I-81 was closed between exits 14 and 10 for more than four hours for the fire, which occurred at about 5:30 p.m., a Franklin County 911 dispatcher said.  The interstate was reopened about 10:20 p.m., a dispatcher said.  The driver of the tractor-trailer was not hurt in the fire, a Pennsylvania State Police spokesman said.
NEWS
April 28, 2011
Franklin County (Pa.) Assistant Communications Director Ben Rice told the county commissioners Thursday the county's new radio system is fully tested, operational and integrated to accept future technology. The system provides greater radio coverage and enhanced features to improve responder safety, according to a news release. The modernization of the previous system was the result of years of planning and testing as well as a county investment of several million dollars, the news release stated.
NEWS
May 17, 2011
  Other contested races from Tuesday’s primary election in Franklin County, according to unofficial results. FRANKLIN COUNTY Prothonotary REPUBLICAN Linda L. Beard (i)     7,061 John D. Cook    3,424 With 75 of 75 precincts reporting Township supervisors Guilford Township REPUBLICAN Steven C. Rock (i)         1,234 Mark A. Bumbaugh         448 With 6 of 6 precincts reporting   Metal Township   REPUBLICAN Kenneth J. Miley     99 Robert Drey    22 With 2 of 3 precincts reporting Quincy Township REPUBLICAN Kerry Bumbaugh (i)
NEWS
March 12, 2012
A new political group has formed in Franklin County. The Franklin County 9/12 Patriots will hold its first official meeting Tuesday, March 20, at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room at Hoss's Steak and Sea House at 1740 Lincoln Way East in Chambersburg. The meeting is open to anyone who wants to learn more about the group. The Franklin County 9/12 Patriots was formed last month by Barb Moran and Mary Burkholder, both of Chambersburg. “No matter where we go, people tell us that they feel alone and helpless in the political process,” Moran said in a news release.
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