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Lovier to be honored for years of service

Paul LovierA retirement reception will honor Franklin County Judge Paul Lovier for his 32.5 years of public service, including 30 as a local county official. The reception has been set from 2 to 4 p.m.

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One record low noted during November

One record low was noted at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency official weather station in Mount Vernon during the month of November 2014.

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Repurpose plan

Lindsey Yeager, Franklin County Family and Consumer Science AgriLife Extension Agent, shares her design for the East Annex with County Commissioners.Lindsey Yeager, Franklin County Family and Consumer Science AgriLife Extension Agent, shares her design for the East Annex with County Commissioners.

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Child welfare board’s reorganization year tough

The 2013-14 year of re-organization was a tough one for the Franklin County Child Welfare Board’s bank account. Their revenues, used to provide for the needs of children in foster care, were down 82 percent over the projected budget.

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Drive responsibly during the holidays

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is urging Texans to drive responsibly and take extra precautions to help keep roadways safe during the heavily traveled Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

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Nine of 10 provisional Nov. 4 ballots rejected

Nine of 10 provisional ballots cast in the Tuesday, November 4 General Election were rejected and not counted, according to the final canvass report adopted by the Franklin County Commissioners’ Court last week.

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Civil suit filed in 2012 shooting death of Love

The family of Jonathan Silver Love, who died in a shoot out with law enforcement officers in 2012, has filed a civil law suit against Franklin County, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and 11 law enforcement officers.

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Jerry Hubbell receives Jake Simmons Award

Jerry HubbellRetired Franklin County Judge Gerald “Jerry” Hubbell recently received the Jake Simmons Freedom Award at a banquet organized by the Republican Women of Northeast Texas.

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Disturbed man found naked, car in pond

South Franklin volunteer firefighter Tracy Miller wades into a frigid pond in an attempt to hook a submerged Volkswagen.South Franklin volunteer firefighter Tracy Miller wades into a frigid pond in an attempt to hook a submerged Volkswagen. Officials were concerned that a victim might be in the vehicle.

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