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COPsync system sought in Homeland Security Grant

The Franklin County Emergency Management office and local law enforcement have applied for an $149,243.05 grant

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Edward Jones makes Fortune 500 listing

Edward Jones, a financial services firm, made the prestigious Fortune 500 listing for the first time this year.

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Petition circulating for turn safety at sports field road

Copies of a petition are circulating seeking help from the Texas Department of Transportation to make getting to youth ball games at the Franklin County Sports Complex less hazardous.

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Great-granddaughter saves grandparents from fire

Ford F-150 belonging to Bo and Ruby Moss  was damaged by an engine fireBo and Ruby Moss of Scroggins were saved from a fire by their 12 year old great-granddaughter, Daphne Lilley,

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Alcohol propositions pass, council incumbents re-elected

Residents will soon be able to purchase beer and wine at local stores and have a glass or a bottle with their meal at local restaurants with the passage of the local option alcohol sales.

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Fire departments required to apply for grants

Local volunteer fire departments are now required to apply for training grants available through the Texas Forestry Service.

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Portable rumble strips debuted by TxDOT

Portable rumble stripsNew temporary, portable rumble strips are now showing up at entrances to work zones across the nine county Paris District.

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Retailers preparing to sell beer and wine

Retailers are ready to begin the sale of alcohol from their restaurants and stores.

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Carry the Load to march through Mount Vernon

The Carry the Load relay will pass through downtown Mount Vernon again this year on its way from West Point, N.Y. to Dallas during Memorial Day weekend.

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