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Total loss

The residence of Lorna Gay Carroll on CR SE3490 was a total loss.The residence of Lorna Gay Carroll on CR SE3490 was a total loss. The structure was fully engulfed when the fire was reported early Friday, December 30.

Franklin County swearing in

Judge Lanny Ramsay, far right, left to right, Pct. 3 Commissioner Charlie Emerson, Sheriff Ricky Jones, Pct. 1 Commissioner Jerry Cooper, Tax Assessor Sue Ann Harper, County Attorney Gene Stump, and Constable Randy Green.Franklin County officials who were elected, or re-elected, during the November 2016 campaign were sworn into office during a ceremony on Sunday, January 1 in the District Courtroom.

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Funding formalized for criminal investigator position

The salary for a new position as criminal investigator for the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office was formally set at $18.50 per hour in action by the Franklin County Commissioner’s Court Tuesday, December 27.

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Tax scam tops list for 2016

Reports to Better Business Bureau Scam Tracker in 2016 confirmed that tax scams are still the top scam, despite a huge drop in reports after a September police raid in Mumbai, India.

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Home destroyed

A South Franklin Firefighter shoot a stream of water through a window.A passerby alerted authorities that the residence of Stephen Owen in the 8500 block of FM 1448 was on fire and fully involved around 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 27.

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Guaranty selected as one of best companies to work for

Guaranty Bank & Trust was recently named as one of the 2017 Best Companies to Work for in Texas.

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Unemployment insurance rate rises

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) announced the average Unemployment Insurance tax rate for all employers will be 1.64 percent for calendar year 2017.

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Structure fire

Franklin County fire fighters were called to the scene of a structure fire around 6 p.m on Thursday, December 22. on King Sargon CtFranklin County fire fighters were called to the scene of a structure fire around 6 p.m on Thursday, December 22. on King Sargon Ct.

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Utility requests Texas rate hike

AEP Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO), a unit of American Electric Power, submitted a request this week to the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) to increase the company’s Texas rates by approximately $69 million annually.

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