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Water district contractor registration discussions continuing

Discussions about the implementation of a contractor registration requirement continued at the May meeting of the Franklin County Water District’s Board of Directors.

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Rainfall almost normal for May, overall deficit remains

The inch of precipitation received during the last week of May filled rain gauges to an almost normal level in Franklin County, but the area continues to be well below normal for rainfall in 2014.

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Carry the Load well supported by Lowe’s, local community

Employees with Lowe’s RDC led the Carry the Load march into downtown Mount Vernon.Employees with Lowe’s RDC led the Carry the Load march into downtown Mount Vernon. The show of support for the project grew to about 275 walkers as they passed through Franklin County last Friday.

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Mericle looking for a miracle

Chuck Mericle approached both the Mount Vernon City Council and the Franklin County Commissioners CourtChuck Mericle approached both the Mount Vernon City Council and the Franklin County Commissioners Court about sponsoring donation jars / bottles to collect funds to construct a new and much larger library.

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Sign ups for livestock disaster assistance underway

The 2014 Farm Bill created several disaster programs that will be permanent and will provide retroactive coverage for losses that occurred on or after Oct. 1, 2011.

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County seeks prices on phones, alarms, wiring

Franklin County Commissioners Court members authorized advertising for proposals for a phone system and alarm system and related wiring for both at the downtown courthouse.

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Phones to be subject of county workshop

Telephone systems and services are to be the major topic of a 1:30 p.m. Commissioners Court workshop session on Tuesday, May 27. The workshop along with the regular 9 a.m. fourth Monday session has been moved to Tuesday, due to the Memorial Day holiday.

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Applications sought for 2015 United Way funding

The United Way of Franklin County is accepting applications from qualified organizations seeking funding from the local agency in 2015. No forms will be accepted after the 5 p.m. Monday, June 2 deadline.

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Improvements to Hwy. 67 have begun

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has begun making improvements to U.S. Hwy 67 east of Mount Vernon. The work will begin 0.41 miles east of Spur 423 and will continue to the Titus County line.

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