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Rail district touting benefits of local transload facility

Representatives with the Northeast Texas Rural Rail Transportation District (NETEX) have been building interest and looking for investment partners in establishing a Franklin County Transload Terminal.

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New ambulance

Hopkins County EMS delivered a new ambulance on Tuesday, December 20 with Franklin County painted on the side to County Judge Scott Lee, center, and other county employees.Hopkins County EMS delivered a new ambulance on Tuesday, December 20 with Franklin County painted on the side to County Judge Scott Lee, center, and other county employees.

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Security improvements requested for county

Lag-times in receiving notifications, poor image quality from analogue cameras, and a need to expand the number of cameras to provide coverage in blind spots has Franklin County Commissioners Court members looking into costs and a change in providers as requested by Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones.

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Arnold convicted of evidence tampering by shaving body hair

Daniel Philip ArnoldIt took a seven woman, five man jury just 35 minutes to determine a triple guilty verdict for felony evidence tampering against Daniel Philip Arnold, age 33 of Mount Vernon,

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Steven Hammons appointed to local city council

Steven HammonsSteven Hammons was appointed to fill the empty Place 5 seat on the Mount Vernon City Council in a unanimous vote of those present for the monthly meeting Monday night, December 12.

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Duke’s Travel Center dirt work begun off I-30

The site preparation for the much anticipated Duke’s Travel Center was begun last week after the parent company, Zanbaka USA, LLC, filed development plans with the City of Mount Vernon.

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CodeRED sign up, update recommended

Have you ever wanted to get updates about severe weather or emergency situations? Well, the Franklin County government has a deal for you and it is free.

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Ambulance service changes Tuesday

Hopkins County EMS will assume duties as the new provider for Emergency Medical Services, including ambulance transport at Noon Tuesday, December 20.

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Early transition planned for ambulance, EMS services

Hopkins County Emergency Medical Services (HC-EMC) teams are ready to roll in Franklin County with the change over date moved up 11 days to noon on Tuesday, December 20, in order to avoid the transition happening during the new year’s holiday.

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