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No jail deficiencies found in inspection

The Franklin County Jail passed its 2014 inspection by the Texas Commission on Jail Standards without a single deficiency. Sheriff  Ricky Jones praised Chief Ricky Roberts and other members of the jail staff for their work in maintaining the jail’s level of operation.

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General Election Early voting underway

In-person early voting for the November General and Constitutional Amendment elections began Monday, October 20 and will continue through Friday, October 31.

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Facade grants get first round of approvals

The owners of Coe and Company and Saucy Ladies businesses received a nod of approval from the Mount Vernon Landmark Commission at their meeting last Wednesday for facade grants to refurbish the fronts of their buildings.

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County leases hospital, urgent care center planned

The Franklin County Commissioner’s Court unanimously approved a lease agreement last week with Dr. Jean Latortue operating as the Franklin County Family Health Center (FHC) to utilize the hospital facilities.

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Water plagues county facilities

Workers with the A.K. Gillis construction company work to repair a portion of the runway at the Franklin County AirportWorkers with the A.K. Gillis construction company work to repair a portion of the runway at the Franklin County Airport that sank during resurface work following a rain storm last week.

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Wind blamed for vehicle, structure damages

A fence and the back section of the old Mama Jean’s Antiques store on the South Service Rd. were destroyed by a micro down burst and straight line winds on Monday, October 13. A downburst causing sheering and straight line winds has been blamed for the heavy damage to buildings and vehicles just south of I-30 at State Hwy. 37 in the pre-dawn hours of Monday, October 13.

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Funding requests due Friday

The deadline for applications for events to be considered for partial funding from the Franklin County’s Hotel/Motel Tax Fund in 2015 is at 5 p.m. Friday, October 10.

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Cypress Springs approves contracts

The Cypress Springs Special Utility District’s Board of Directors approved contracts for the maintenance of delivery systems for the Cornersville and Pickton water supply corporations at their September meeting.

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2015 motel tax funding requests due soon

The deadline is Friday, October 10, for applications for events to be considered for partial funding from Franklin County’s Hotel/Motel Tax Funds in 2015.

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