J.D. Franklin recognized with street renaming

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Street named in honor Sulphur Springs’ first black mayor

Deacon J.D. and Gloria Franklin in their home on the newly renamed J.D. Franklin Drive. J.D. is Sulphur Springs’ first African American mayor. Staff photo by Taylor Nye
Deacon J.D. Franklin has one word to describe his life: “blessed.” “We do have people that love us,” Franklin said. “We’re blessed; we’re so blessed.” Resolution 1165 at the regular meeting of the June 4 city council declared a portion of Jackson Street in Sulphur Springs from Martin Luther King Jr. Drive to College Street have its name changed to J.D. Franklin Drive. This resolution was later…

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