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Voter turnout low for amemendments

Voter turnout for the General / State Constitutional Amendment Election on November 7 was low. A total of 319 Franklin County citizens trudged to the polls to complete a ballot.

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Airport lighting to be rebid

Franklin County commissioners approved a request from the Texas Department of Transportation on recommendation from the Franklin County Airport (FCA) Board to rebid electrical work for a replacement lighting system at the county airport at its regular meeting last week.

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Indian summer temps push winter cold away

“Old man winter” tried to bluster in early, but Indian Summer weather dominated Franklin Countyduring October 2017.

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Water district 2018 budget, amendments to 2017 proposed

The Franklin County Water District’s proposed 2018 budget and amendments to the current budget were introduced at the October meeting. The ongoing litigation over the dam remediation project under budget by about $75,000 due to the trial being pushed into 2018. See the Nov. 2 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more about the FCWD budget.

EMS honored with Lights of Life award

Hopkins County EMS honored with Lights of Life awardThe local crew members of the Hopkins County Emergency Medical Services team were among those honored with the presentation of the 2018 Lights of Life award.

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Infill, pocket neighborhood construction being done

The Mount Vernon Landmark Commission recently approved three designs for in-fill housing construction in historic neighborhoods of the city for Ostertag Construction.

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EDC, City okays rental assistance for martial arts studio

The Mount Vernon City Council followed the recommendation of its Economic Development Corporation board and approved a rental assistance grant for Oscar Cruz, doing business as Mount Vernon Martial Arts at 506 W. Main St. in Mount Vernon.

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Election day Tuesday for amendments, WISD bond

Election day for the General / State Constitutional Amendment Election and the Winnsboro ISD Bond Election is set for Tuesday, November 7.

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Tapley says complaint of noise not heard

Rob Tapley told members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court Monday that his repeated complaints of noise are not being heard during the public comment section of the Court’s regular meeting.

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