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Youngsville's development plan for its future gets national recognition
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Youngsville's development plan for its future gets national recognition

YOUNGSVILLE -- The Town of Youngsville's comprehensive plan has turned out to be more than just a guiding plan for its future.
In the present, it won the 2024 Vernon Deines Award from the American Planning Association's Small Town and Rural Planning Division.
The national award is given annually to an outstanding comprehensive plan or special project plan that addresses the development of a neighborhood, community, county, or region.


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Miracle League made sure event was special, indeed
Connie Price, right, with her mother, Cassie, having fun during the Light it up Blue event at Long Mill Elementary School last Saturday. Below, Clerk of Superior Court Shelley Dickerson, center, spoke with families about how the courts can help with guard
Miracle League made sure event was special, indeed

YOUNGSVILLE -- The Miracle League of Franklin County, along with community partners, held a special needs community day, offering fellowship and a chance for people to learn about special needs resources in the community.
The Light it up Blue Special Needs Community Day, held at Long Mill Elementary School on April 13, was part of efforts to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day.


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Youngsville announces budget public hearing for next month

YOUNGSVILLE -- Commissioners have set a May 9 public hearing to allow residents to weigh in on the town's 2024-25 spending plan.
During the board's March 8 work session, Town Manager Nathan Page presented commissioners with a budget that included significant projects -- including the beginning stages of funding a bypass, parks and recreation upgrades and capital expenses, such a s a $450,000 automated trash truck.


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Correction

A story in the April 11 edition of The Franklin Times incorrectly identified the affiliation of a community organization that was co-founded by Armenta Eaton.
Eaton, through her volunteer work and efforts received the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award.
Among many things, Eaton co-founded the State Concerned Women for Justice.


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