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August 13, 2013.
Franklin County’s public utilities department issued a boil-water advisory Tuesday afternoon.
The notification impacts Franklin County customers, specifically those in areas surrounding Holden Road and Jackson Road.
According to staff, a state Department of Transportation crew caused a water line break in the area, causing low water pressure and outages in the distribution system.
Rosemary Champion is the newest member of the Franklin County Board of Education -- or, at least she will be after she is sworn in at the board’s Sept. 9 meeting.
Champion was unanimously selected Monday night from among five candidates who were seeking the District 7, at-large board seat vacated by Dannie Williams earlier this year.
KITTRELL - Funeral services for Cornelia R. Hawkins, 94, who died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, will be held Thursday, Aug. 15, at 3 p.m. at Perry’s Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Randolph Alston officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
EMERALD ISLE— John Ricky Edwards, 66, died Sunday evening, Aug. 11, 2013. A funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday evening in the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home with Dr. Reggie Rushing officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. A private burial will be held in Oakwood Cemetery, Louisburg.
LOUISBURG—Funeral services for Jacqueline “Jackie” Wilkins, 47, who died Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, will be held at noon Thursday, Aug. 15, at Allen Chapel Baptist Church, with the Rev. Claude Dunston officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
YOUNGSVILLE —Rebecca Jean (Becky) Thompson, 67, died early Sunday morning, Aug. 11, 2013. The family will hold a memorial service at Lancaster Funeral Home, 804 N. Bickett Blvd., Louisburg, on Thursday, Aug. 15, at 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of donor’s choice.
LOUISBURG - Ruth Eatmon, 78, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013. Arrangements are by William Toney’s Funeral Home, Spring Hope.