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City installs first phase of radio-read city water meters

Water meter reader/installer Amie Steen and City Administrator Tony Stonecypher show off one of the new radio-read water meters now in use by the City.Water meter reader/installer Amie Steen and City Administrator Tony Stonecypher show off one of the new radio-read water meters now in use by the City.

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Bridge replacement projects to begin

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is at work again improving roadways in Northeast Texas. Included in the 2014 summer upgrades are three county road bridges in Franklin and Hopkins counties at a cost of more than $683,000.

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Sidewalk project hits electrical snag

The second phase of the City of Mount Vernon’s downtown sidewalk project has hit an electrical snag. The cost of moving electrical service from in front of the buildings along the east side of the square has been estimated at $35,000.

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Commissioners send road petition back for changes and resigning

Van Stanley, a land owner, finds he is still without protection in accessing 42 acres of land-locked property. A petition presented to the Franklin County Commissioner’s Court at their regular meeting Monday, June 9 was determined not to meet legal requirements for such requests.

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Water district contractor registration discussions continuing

Discussions about the implementation of a contractor registration requirement continued at the May meeting of the Franklin County Water District’s Board of Directors.

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Allocation hearings for county’s 2015 Budget Monday, Tuesday

Franklin County budget hearings for the 2015 Budget year have been set for Monday and Tuesday, June 16 and 17. This is the chance for the various groups and departments to present their reasons behind the individual budget item requests.

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Rainfall almost normal for May, overall deficit remains

The inch of precipitation received during the last week of May filled rain gauges to an almost normal level in Franklin County, but the area continues to be well below normal for rainfall in 2014.

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Flag day is every day for Wynell Narramore Gaddis

Wynell Gaddis proudly displays flags representing her relatives who have served the United States.It is Flag Day every day at the home of Wynell Narramore Gaddis in Winfield. Six flags are displayed in her living room representing the men in her family who have served the United States.

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Mericle looking for a miracle

Chuck Mericle approached both the Mount Vernon City Council and the Franklin County Commissioners CourtChuck Mericle approached both the Mount Vernon City Council and the Franklin County Commissioners Court about sponsoring donation jars / bottles to collect funds to construct a new and much larger library.

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