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Four county offices to close early today

Four Franklin County offices have announced they will close early today, Thursday, December 31 for the New Year’s holidays. Offices closing at 2 p.m. today include the county attorney,

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Rising waters

The waters of Lake Cypress Springs rose to within inches of the FM 115 bridge following the heavy rainfall on Sunday, December 27.The waters of Lake Cypress Springs rose to within inches of the FM 115 bridge following the heavy rainfall on Sunday, December 27. It did not reach the road surface. See more photos from the rain event at the following link. Click here to view the photos.

State revokes O’Neal’s medical practice license

The Texas Medical Board  revoked the medical license of Dr. Don Martin O’Neal of Sulphur Springs at its December meeting after he was convicted of theft by an administrative law judge.

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Open carry okay in Courthouse

The new weapon laws scheduled to go into effect January 1, 2016 will allow those licensed to carry a weapon to enter the courthouse with their gun, but still not into courtrooms in Texas.

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Tornado victim relief continues

Efforts to provide relief to the families who were victims of the December 12 tornado are continuing this week. Several area churches accepted donations in their Sunday service,

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Polling locations, early voting workers approved for primaries

Four new polling locations for conducting the primary elections and a number of early voting election workers were approved in the regular December meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court.

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Increased traffic enforcement designed for safer holidays

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will increase patrols for an eight-day period that includes both the Christmas and New Year holidays, including Thursday through Sunday, December 24 to 27 and December 31 to January 3.

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Hymer named CFO at First National Bank

Mark HymerMark Hymer was named Chief Financial Officer of First National Bank and Mount Vernon Bankshares, Inc. Mr. Hymer joined the bank in August 1993. He currently serves as senior vice president,

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City gets clean 2014-15 audit

Neil Conway, a principal with the Conway Company, Certified Public Accountants in Greenville, stated that the City of Mount Vernon’s audit report for 2014-15 was good without any

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