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County files preliminary budget

Franklin County filed a preliminary 2014 budget with the county clerk as required Wednesday, July 31. However, the numbers are skewed since the figures

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Property values rise more than nine percent

The Franklin County Appraisal District released the certified tax rolls to local taxing entities this week showing overall values rose 9.5 percent.

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Questions raised on pay for security at 2013 Relay for Life

Franklin County Commissioners Court members raised questions at their Monday, July 22 meeting about the payment for security personnel for the Relay for Life event earlier this Spring.

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Deputy Grantham certified as Crime Prevention Officer

Deputy John GranthamFranklin County Sheriff’s Deputy John Grantham recently attended training through the Texas Crime Prevention Association to become a Crime Prevention Officer.

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Logan’s Pointe valuations dropped, $9,120 taxes returned

Investors with Bayou Pointe, Ltd., owners of Logan’s Pointe development, won their civil suit against the Franklin County Appraisal District.

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Historical commission recognized by state for distinguished service

Franklin County Judge Paul Lovier presented the Texas Historical Commission’s  Distinguished Service Award to B. F. Hicks, local commission chairman,  members of the board and volunteers last MondayThe Texas Historical Commission (THC) recognized the Franklin County Historical Commission (FCHC) with a Distinguished Service Award for the 2012 year of service.

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Drinks for firefighters

Franklin County-wide Firefighters Association combined with local Brookshire’s Food Store employees to collect donations of bottled water and Gatorade last Saturday.The Franklin County-wide Firefighters Association combined with local Brookshire’s Food Store employees to collect donations of bottled water and Gatorade last Saturday.

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Fifth county budget meeting Monday

The fifth in the series of 2014 budget workshops for Franklin County has been set for 8:30 a.m. Monday, July 29 at the East Courthouse Annex at 502 E. Main St., Mount Vernon.

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Shifting the load

Employees of Barnard’s Transfer Service of Justin work to remove corn from derailed train carsEmployees of Barnard’s Transfer Service of Justin work to remove corn from derailed train cars. The corn was transferred to semi trailers to be taken to their original destination.

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