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Nominations Open Now for ‘Ben’s Pick of the County’ Awards [SUPPORT AREA BUSINESS]

Join us in celebrating our local heroes with the newly conceived “Ben’s Pick of the County” Awards. Building on the success of the past two years’ Best of Franklin County Awards, this year brings a unique twist, inspired by Benjamin Franklin, to spotlight the entrepreneurial zeal of our county.

The Nomination Period is Now

  • Start Date: February 1st
  • End Date: February 15th, Midnight Be a part of the process by nominating your preferred local businesses for accolades. Last year’s fervent participation led to hundreds of nominations for some businesses, showcasing our community’s robust support and enthusiasm. Every nomination is crucial, as only the top four businesses with the most nominations in each category will advance to the final round.


What’s Next? Voting Phase

  • Start Date: February 19th
  • End Date: February 25th, Midnight The final voting commences on February 19th. This is an opportunity to champion your favorite businesses and influence the outcome of ‘Ben’s Pick’ across various categories.

Nominees of ‘Ben’s Pick of the County’ can enjoy a 10% discount on advertising with the Franklin County Free Press. For details and to seize this opportunity, reach out to Rick at


Gregg P Davis 1926-2024

Gregg was well known as an avid outdoorsman, a passion he developed as a boy who helped provide food during the Depression.

A Fred McCleaf 1923-2024

Mr. McCleaf served in the South Pacific with the United States Navy during World War II. He owned and operated A. Fred McCleaf Plumbing & Heating most of his life.

Daily Forecast, February 24, 2024

Franklin County Forecast: In the forecast for today, we are expecting light rain, with a high of 42.03°F and a low of 27.55°F. The humidity

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The Franklin County Free Press, established by Vicky Taylor in 2019, emerged as a beacon of local journalism for the residents of Franklin County. Under Vicky's leadership, it quickly became an essential source of news, particularly at a time when major newspaper publications were increasingly overlooking local coverage.

On January 1, 2022, the torch was passed to Nathan Neil and his firm, Neil Publishing, LLC. Neil, a local entrepreneur with multiple thriving businesses in Chambersburg, shares Vicky's fervent commitment to both the community and the world of local journalism.

Rooted in the heart of Franklin County and powered by its residents, the Franklin County Free Press continues to bridge the gap, ensuring that the local stories, events, and issues that matter most to the community remain in the spotlight.