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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | October 29, 2011
Voters in Franklin County, Pa., will be electing county commissioners Nov. 8 in the midst of a $2 million effort by the county to renovate and expand its courthouse complex. The current commissioners rejected a $58.4 million plan to build a judicial center on North Second Street. Instead, they are renovating existing facilities, demolishing two buildings and redeveloping an old firehouse. All three commissioners are running for re-election to a four-year term. They have one challenger.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | December 5, 2011
Two chain restaurants - Olive Garden and Longhorn Steakhouse - are planned for the intersection of Norland and Walker roads off Exit 17 of Interstate 81 in Franklin County, developers and a borough official said Monday. Land development plans for those restaurants and a retailer will go before the Chambersburg Planning and Zoning Commission at its meeting tonight. That meeting starts at 7 p.m. in Chambersburg Borough Hall. Mickey Gardner and Michael Garrett from Reyjoyce LLC submitted the land development plans.
NEWS
April 4, 2011
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced the following work schedule for this week: Bridge work on Harbaugh Church Road in Washington Township Guardrail updates on St. Thomas-Williamson Road in St. Thomas Township and Fort McCord Road in Hamilton and St. Thomas townships Washing bridges across the county Replacing pipes on Rocky Mountain Road, Lemar Road, Cold Springs Road and Old...
NEWS
September 15, 2012
A Franklin County, Pa., man was killed Friday night when the motorcycle he was riding was struck head-on by a pickup on Lincoln Way East, according to a Pennsylvania State Police news release. James D. Newlin, 54, of Fayetteville, Pa., was pronounced dead at Chambersburg Hospital, troopers said. The 17-year-old driver of the pickup, a 1993 Toyota Tacoma, and a 16-year-old passenger were wearing seatbelts and were not injured in the crash, which was reported at 9:19 p.m., troopers said.
NEWS
June 26, 2013
The Franklin County Commissioners cut a ribbon Tuesday to celebrate the expansion and renovation of the county courthouse complex.
NEWS
April 21, 2011
A traffic accident was reported on  Interstate 81 in Franklin County, Pa. near the Maryland border shortly after 8 a.m. As of 8:40 a.m., the interstate was open in both northbound and southbound directions in that area.
BREAKINGNEWS
March 9, 2011
The portion of Leitersburg Road that runs under Interstate 81 in Franklin County, Pa., has been closed because of a traffic accident that occurred at about 1:50 p.m. today, a Pennsylvania State Police dispatcher said. Further details were not immediately available.
NEWS
May 29, 2012
Trees and other debris were blocking some lanes of travel on Franklin County, Pa., roads, particularly in the hard-hit St. Thomas and Fort Loudon areas, according to 911 dispatchers. However, no roads in Franklin County were completely closed at 5:15 p.m., dispatchers said. St. Thomas Fire Department had crews out evaluating problem spots, according to personnel on station. No vehicle collisions were reported in Franklin County related to the storm as of 5:15 p.m., dispatchers said.
NEWS
June 23, 2011
The Franklin County Commissioners and Planning Department is asking for input from the public into its county comprehensive planning project. Three meetings have been scheduled around the county in July. They are: July 18 — Norlo Park Community Center, 3050 Lincoln Way East, Fayetteville, Pa., 6 p.m. July 25 — Renfrew Park Visitors Center, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa., 2 p.m. July 25 — Peters Township Municipal Building, 5000 Steele Ave., Lemasters, Pa., 6 p.m.
BREAKINGNEWS
October 27, 2012
On Saturday, Franklin County, Pa., government officials declared a state of emergency to position them to be able to make quick repairs and to buy supplies, according to Dave Donohue, director of emergency services. "We do want to encourage citizens to be prepared, including making a plan and having their emergency supplies kit," Donohue wrote in an email. A emergency services drill planned in Shippensurg, Pa., tonight was expected to go on as scheduled. Donohue warned of 5 to 8 inches of rain, wind and possible tornado activity.
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