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 Friday, April 17, 2015
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The Franklin News-Post
P. O. Box 250
310 Main Street, SW
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
Fax: 540-483-8013

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Budget process sees smoother sailing this year

Little controversy has surrounded the Franklin County budget process this year. A public hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, April 21 on the proposed budget for fiscal year 2015-16, and the proposal, totaling $131.2 million, does not include any tax or fee hikes. That is one reason for less controversy.

The other main reason for a smoother process this year is distinctly better communications between the board of supervisors and the school board. In the past, a lack of communication often resulted in misunderstandings, accusations and a general state of mistrust.

The formation of a committee two years ago, with two supervisors and two school board members to address budget issues ahead of time and relay findings to their respective boards has certainly helped. Each committee participant has praised the results of the meetings as being productive and informative.

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Students always stage great show in talent contest

Anyone wanting to witness first-hand some great local talent should not miss tonight's sixth annual "Franklin County's Got Talent" show. The popular event will start at 7 p.m. in the Franklin County High School auditorium.

Attendance at the show has grown every year as word has spread about the level of talent showcased by county students. The 19 who will perform had to stage auditions to be accepted, so their talent had to be at a high level. The talent is diverse, too, and includes singing, dancing, performing gymnastics and playing instrumentals.

This is a fundraiser for the Franklin County Public Schools Education Foundation, which helps children who may not be able to turn to any other resource for assistance. So the $7 admission price is a bargain to begin with, but even more of a deal because proceeds go to the foundation.

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