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  1. Pro-Life Group Defeats ACLU In Battle For Nativity SceneRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Daily Caller

    The American Civil Liberties Union was defeated Friday in its bid to tear down the public Nativity scene in Franklin County, Indiana. The pro-life group the Thomas More Society struck an agreement with the ACLU of Indiana to keep Franklin County's Nativity scene on public display in front of the county courthouse for Christmas, The Daily Caller has learned.

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  2. Marriage licenses issued in Franklin CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    CHAMBERSBURG >> The following marriage licenses, as of Dec. 15, 2014, are part of the public record at Franklin County Courthouse. They are published by Public Opinion as a service to readers.

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  3. Agreement reached to allow controversial Brookville nativity scene to stay in place this ChristmasRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | WXIX-TV Cincinnati

    Thomas More Society and the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana reached an agreement Friday that would keep a controversial nativity scene in place in Brookville, Ind this Christmas. The agreement was reached on the heels of a hearing this morning before U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt and on behalf of the two organizations' respective clients--Franklin County and the Freedom from Religion Foundation.

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  4. Attorney: Nativity scene at courthouse about free speechRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Indianapolis Star

    A Nativity scene is on display on the lawn of the Franklin County Courthouse in Brookville. The ACLU of Indiana has filed a lawsuit alleging the display is a violation of the First Amendment.

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  5. Attorney: Courthouse Nativity scene about free speechRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | USA Today

    ... out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/16A7bXm A Nativity scene is on display on the lawn of the Franklin County Courthouse in Brookville. The ACLU of Indiana has filed a lawsuit alleging the display is a violation of the First Amendment. ...

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  6. Hearing could end with removal of NativityRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Palladium-Item

    A Nativity scene is on display on the lawn of the Franklin County Courthouse in Brookville. The ACLU of Indiana has filed a lawsuit alleging the display is a violation of the First Amendment.

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  7. Franklin County sheriff: Probe clears deputies of negligenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    CHAMBERSBURG >> Franklin County sheriff deputies accused of losing a twice-convicted murderer in the courthouse have been cleared following an investigation, according to the Franklin County sheriff. In response to a Public Opinion story this week, Sheriff Dane M. Anthony stated in a press release Thursday that both deputies, whom he did not identify, were cleared of gross negligence following an investigation.

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  8. ACLU Teams Up With Atheists to Try and Stop Decades-Old Christmas TraditionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | TheBlaze.com

    "The display, which is owned by Two unnamed local residents in Franklin County are plaintiffs in the lawsuit, with the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana working with the Freedom From Religion Foundation to seek its forced removal, according to a press release . previously reported , the atheist group has taken issue with the display each year since 2010, claiming that the nativity's presence next to the Franklin County Courthouse constitutes a First Amendment violation.

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  9. Pedestrian struck, killed along I-44Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | KSDK-TV Saint Louis

    Pedestrian struck, killed along I-44 A pedestrian was struck and killed along Interstate 44 Tuesday morning in Franklin County. Check out this story on KSDK.com: http://on.ksdk.com/1DFUf0B Sgt.

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  10. Emergency crews responding after pedestrian struck in Franklin CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | KMOV-TV Saint Louis

    FRANKLIN COUNTY Emergency crews are responding after a pedestrian was struck on a roadway in Franklin County, Missouri.

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  11. Three arrested in Franklin County meth caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | KMOV-TV Saint Louis

    Narcotics investigators in Franklin County have arrested three following an increase in the flow of crystal meth in the county. Two men and a woman were found with crystal meth in a hotel room in the middle of the afternoon.

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  12. EMS building renovations to continueRead the original story

    Monday Dec 8 | OttawaHerald.com

    Renovations to the Franklin County EMS station that was evacuated in August after mold was discovered in the building will continue, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners voted last week.

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  13. Residents and Politicians Double Down to Protect Decades-Old Christmas Tradition Amid Atheist ThreatsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 8 | TheBlaze.com

    With Christmas just weeks away it's no surprise that annual battles over nativity displays are in full swing, with the latest "War on Christmas" clash emerging in Brookville, Indiana, where atheists are once again demanding that a creche on display for the past five decades be banned from public land. The Freedom From Religion Foundation, an atheist activist group, has reportedly threatened the community with a lawsuit over the past four years, claiming that the nativity's presence next to the Franklin County Courthouse is a First Amendment violation, according to WLWT-TV . 9 comments

  14. Franklin County Sheriff: Man dies in car accident involving a horseRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 5 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    Franklin County Sheriff Shannon Oliver confirms 55-year-old Richard Hugh Murphy of the Oak Grove community died Thursday. Oliver confirms Murphy's car hit a horse late at night on Franklin 724, about three miles east of Russellville.

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  15. Therapy dogs bring calm to court sessionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 5 | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    Copper, a 4-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, has been a therapy dog for three years, and now he is working with crime victims and witnesses at the Franklin County Courthouse. CHAMBERSBURG >> Copper, the 4-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, sat on his owner's lap while a teenage girl told her story to a member of Franklin County District Attorney's office.

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  16. Lovier to be honored for years of serviceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 4 | Mount Vernon Optic-Herald

    A retirement reception will honor Franklin County Judge Paul Lovier for his 32.5 years of public service, including 30 as a local county official.

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  17. Marchers endure counter-protest in RosebudRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 4 | News Tribune

    Ronald Studdard, of Leslie, and residents from Gasconade and Franklin counties halt the progress late Wednesday morning of two chartered buses supporting the NAACP march from Ferguson to Jefferson City by blocking U.S. 50 on the eastern end of Rosebud, Mo. Studdard said he was angry because his elderly mother lives in Ferguson and was afraid to venture out because of the turmoil there.

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  18. Marriage licenses issued in Franklin CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 3 | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    CHAMBERSBURG >> The following marriage license applications, dated through Nov. 17, are part of the public record at Franklin County Courthouse. They are published as a service to readers.

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  19. Pretrial prisoner release plans seem to be workingRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 3 | Missourian

    Franklin County is on the verge of adopting a pretrial prisoner release plan for county jail inmates charged with crimes. The plan would ease crowding conditions at the county jail in Union and postpone a costly jail expansion program.

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  20. Mourners gather for Ohio St athlete's funeralRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 3 | KCTV5

    ... "I am sorry if I am an embarrassment but these concussions have my head all f----- up." Dr. Anahi Ortiz, the Franklin County coroner, had not ruled on the manner of his death but said Karageorge had died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the ...

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