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Operation Round Up to benefit local charities

Wood County Electric Cooperative announced a new program, Operation Round Up, to benefit local charitable organizations. The program is simple.

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FC-HOT board to recommend $57,500 for local organizations

The Franklin County Hotel-Motel Tax Board approved $57,500 in grants to be recommended for nine of 11 civic groups and businesses applying for the funds at a meeting Tuesday, October 10.

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Jumper resigns from HOT, tax appraisal boards

Franklin County Pct. 2 Commissioner Larkin Jumper resigned as the county’s representative on both the Hotel-Motel Tax Advisory Board and the Tax Appraisal District’s Board of Directors in the regular meeting of the county commissioners court Monday.

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Three Texas power plants closing in 2018

Three Texas coal fired power plants - Monticello, Big Brown and Sandow along with the Three Oaks mine that supports the latter - are being closed in early 2018, taking with them approximately 850 jobs.

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Audit for 2016 calls for changes in procedures

Franklin County changed auditors after five years with the same firm seeking more detail in the outside auditor’s review and got what they asked for from the firm of Henry & Peters, Certified Public Accountants in the 2016 audit received Monday.

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Apartments damaged by fire

Steam rolls off the flames that are shooting from the roof of the Mount Vernon Apartments South on Main St. as fire fighters begin to hit the fire with water.A fire was reported at 10:40 p.m. on Sunday, October 15 at the Mount Vernon Apartments South.

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Employee evaluations mark start of budget process

The Franklin County Water District Board of Directors began the 2018 Budget process by formally setting the ad valorem tax rate and the start of annual employee evaluations and compensation during their delayed September meeting last week.

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County HOT board and funding future in question

The future of the Franklin County Hotel-Motel Occupancy Tax Fund, as well as its advisory board, have been brought into question by members of the county’s commissioners court.

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Tuesday deadline to register to vote in general elections

The deadline to be registered in order to qualify to vote in the 2017 General Election is Tuesday, October 10. Any changes to a voter’s existing registration should be made by the same date.

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