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Mass mailings cause for concern in General Primary

Mass mailings of ballot application forms to registered voters over the age of 65 are a concern to Franklin County Election Administrator and County Clerk Betty Crane.

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Four record lows observed in January 2014

Four record low temperatures and below average rain were recorded during January 2014 in Franklin County. A temperature of 15° was recorded on Jan. 6, which broke the 20° temperature recorded in 2010.

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County considers maintenance for local airport community hall

Maintenance needed at the much used Franklin County Airport Community Hall was  discussed at the Commissioners Court regular morning meeting and continued on-site at their afternoon workshop session Monday, January 27.

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Column of flame

A propane tank, at left, at the home of Furman Boles, vented gas and flames due to the extreme heat from the fire surrounding the area.A propane tank, at left, at the home of Furman Boles, vented gas and flames due to the extreme heat surrounding the area. At right, the mobile home was fully engulfed by fire when the first unit arrived at the scene.

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Voter registration deadline Monday

The deadline to be registered in order to qualify to vote in the 2014 General Primary Election is Monday, Feb. 3. Anyone that has not yet received one of the orange voter registration cards,

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Changes in Texas Cottage Food laws stir new businesses

Recent changes to the Texas Cottage Food Law mean that more foods can be prepared and sold from a residential kitchen. Two workshops on the new laws and food handling will be Wednesday, February 12,

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New fire code rating to drop insurance costs

Mount Vernon Fire Chief Jeremy Cox made the announcement to the City Council  that a sharp drop in the fire code rating for the City of Mount Vernon will reduce the cost of homeowner insurance by $50 to $100 a year.

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First place elections of council seats set for MayFirst place elections of council seats set for May

The Mount Vernon City Council set its election for mayor and two council seats during a special session and workshop Monday, January 27. This will be the first time for council offices to be filled by individual places/seats.

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New winter peak electric load set

The extreme Artic cold front last week brought a new all-time winter peak load for AEP Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) on Tuesday, January 7, as its customers used 4,892 megawatts of electricity at 8:00 a.m.,

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