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Definitive agreement okays Titus Regional for ambulance

Franklin County Commissioners approved a definitive agreement between Franklin County and Titus Regional Medical Center for emergency medical transportation services on Monday, November 17.

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Smith, McDowell dead in apparent murder, suicide

 Keith McDowellA murder and man hunt in the early morning hours of Tuesday, November 11 kept Franklin County residents on edge. Angie Jo Smith, age 31, died of multiple gunshot wounds to the torso at the camper trailer of a friend at the Still Meadow RV Park just after midnight Tuesday morning.

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Increase in security cost approved

An increase in the cost of the  burglar alarms and panic alarms for county offices was authorized in the Monday, October 27 meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court.

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Interviews begun for Franklin County Family Health Center

Interviews have already begun for providers and mid-level staff for the Franklin County Family Health Center, according to Dr. Jean W. Latortue, who with his wife, Marie, a nurse, has leased the hospital building.

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Alco Stores file for bankruptcy

Alco Stores, Inc. recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division. The company is blaming a lingering economic slowdown and

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Water district board approves camping, water, permit increases

Increases in wholesale water rates, as well as most camping and permit fees were approved unanimously by the Franklin County Water District Board of Directors in their October meeting.

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Winfield annexation into county raises concerns

The extension of the City of Winfield’s city limits into Franklin County raised concerns over possible affects over future development of land along I-30 and Hwy. 67.

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Jumper defeats Medders in Pct. 2 Commissioner’s race

Republican nominee Larkin Jumper defeated Republican write-in candidate Keith Medders for the Pct. 2 Commissioners seat in the only local contested race on the General Election ballot Tuesday.

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Rabid skunk confirmed in county

The confirmation of a rabid skunk was received this week by the staff at the Mount Vernon Veterinary Clinic. The skunk was observed near a residence in the southwestern portion of the county

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