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Cropland acreage reports due July 15

The deadline for agricultural producers to file an acreage report with the U. S. Farm Service Agency on spring seeded crops is Tuesday, July 15. The Agricultural Act of 2014 (2014 Farm Bill) requires producers on a farm to submit annual acreage reports on all cropland.

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New equipment in city patrol cars already saving lives, time

City patrolman Cody Bradford is shown with  newly acquired technology equipmentCity patrolman Cody Bradford is shown with  newly acquired technology equipment was installed less than 10 days in his patrol unit. The equipment is already proving its worth in both saving time for officers and saving the lives of citizens.

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June temperatures were mild in area

Mild temperatures during June made outdoor activities comfortable in the Franklin County area. No highs nor lows were recorded during the month. The county received 1.81 inches of rain during June,

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Statewide boat-draining rule goes into effect on July 1

Beginning July 1, boaters must drain all water from their boat and on-board receptacles before leaving or approaching a body of fresh water anywhere in Texas.

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Audit report

Neil Conway of Conway Company CPAs delivered the 2013 audit to the Commissioner’s Court. Neil Conway of Conway Company CPAs delivered the 2013 audit to the Commissioner’s Court. He told the court they had received a “clean and unqualified opinion” on the report. For more details from the meeting, see the June 26 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Local officers assist Hopkins Co. with two felony arrests

Franklin County deputies and Mount Vernon Police Department patrolmen assisted neighboring departments this week by arresting two men wanted in connection with two violent felony offenses in Hopkins County.

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State business conference in Paris

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) will be the host for Northeast Texas area employers, human resource professionals, business owners and managers at the Texas Business Conference for an employment law update in Paris.

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Increased patrols started for DWIs

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has increased driving while intoxicated (DWI) patrols for an 11-day period that includes the July 4th holiday. From June 27 to July 7,

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City water, sewer, fire, animal control requests total $.5 million

The City of Mount Vernon began its 2014-15 Budget Hearings during the Council’s Monday, June workshop. The four largest departments requested capital purchases and specific funding for $550,085 for the coming budget period

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