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Ban on outdoor burning reinstated

A ban on outdoor burning was reinstated at the Monday, September 28 meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court with the county’s overall Keetch-Byram Drought Index exceeding 700 for the county.

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Sheriff’s office recovers $7,000 in stolen guns

The Franklin County Sheriff’s office recovered six guns, two fishing poles,  and other assorted items that were stolenThe Franklin County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) recovered more than $7,000 worth of  guns that had been reported as stolen on September 6. A group of hunters had traveled to Franklin County

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State Rep. VanDeaver will be here Tuesday

NTCC President Brad Johnson, Franklin County  Judge Scott Lee, Dist. 1 Texas Rep. Gary VanDeaver,  and retired District Judge Lanny Ramsay.District 1 Texas State Representative Gary VanDeaver will return to Franklin County Tuesday, September 22 to meet with constituents in a Town Hall meeting from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

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Franklin County hopes to solve library’s wifi issues

Franklin County’s Commissioners Court members are hoping that a separation and increase in bandwidth for internet service will solve the wifi woes at the Franklin County Library

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City approves street dance, adopts budget, sets tax rate

The Mount Vernon City Council approved Smokey Row as the site of a street dance and approved both the budget and tax rate to fund city functions for the 2015-16 fiscal year during their Monday, September 14 meeting.

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County included in disaster designation

Franklin County is one of a dozen Texas counties to be designated as a primary natural disaster area by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) due to losses and damages caused by recent drought.

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Lowe’s still growing, giving back to area communities

Lowe’s RDC employees and their community partners gathered for a photo following a luncheon on Friday, Sept. 11.Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center (RDC) will continue to celebrate it’s 20th year in northeast Texas with an open house from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, September 24, after honoring

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Condemnation process continued by city

The condemnation process will continue on the structure at 505 W. Main, even though the owner, Ron Barker, has already begun demolition. The Mount Vernon City Council chose to keep

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Water district proposes tax rate

The Franklin County Water District proposed a tax rate of $0.02569 per $100 of taxable value for the 2015 tax season during its regular August board meeting. The taxes are used only for debt

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