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More than $1 million sought in suit for bad work on dam

The Franklin County Water District filed a civil suit seeking more than $1 million in damages from the engineering firm of Freese and Nichols, Inc. in connection with their planning and oversight of the work on the “Franklin County Dam” on Lake Cypress Springs.

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Commissioners deny extension for NETO

By its lack of action, Franklin County Commissioners Court denied a request for a 60 day extension on the use of the county building that Northeast Opportunities, Inc. (NETO) occupies

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Fireworks

Boats can be seen bobbing in the water beneath the finale of the 18th annual Independence Day fireworks show organized by the Boltz family on Saturday, July 4.Boats can be seen bobbing in the water beneath the finale of the 18th annual Independence Day fireworks show organized by the Boltz family on Saturday, July 4.

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Sports complex board dissolved, oversight moved to county judge

Oversight of the Franklin County Sports Complex Manager was moved to the Franklin County Judge and the sports complex board was dissolved in actions taken by the Franklin County Commissioners Court Monday.

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Logan resignation accepted, Byers named CEO at NETO

Marty Byers of Daingerfield was appointed as acting executive director for Northeast Texas Opportunities, Inc. at the June 24 meeting of the organization’s board of directors.

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Commissioners to review county’s drug testing contract

Frustration with getting non-required random drug and alcohol testing accomplished when requested has members of the Franklin County Commissioner’s Court looking at its current

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Clerks must issue licenses, judges have choices in issue

Between political posturing by politicians and earnest questions by people of faith, this week’s daily newspapers  and voice and video sound-bites are filled with talk about last week’s Supreme Court

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Sheriff’s office recovers more than $50,000 in stolen property

Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones and Investigator Robert Zinn recovered more than $50,000 in stolen property from recent burglaries and thefts.Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones and Investigator Robert Zinn recovered more than $50,000 in stolen property from recent burglaries and thefts. Vehicles, trailers, construction equipment,

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Optic-Herald office closed July 3

The Mount Vernon Optic-Herald office will be closed on Friday, July 3 in observance of Independence Day. The Optic-Herald office will re-open at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, July 6.