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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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County seeks prices on phones, alarms, wiring

Franklin County Commissioners Court members authorized advertising for proposals for a phone system and alarm system and related wiring for both at the downtown courthouse.

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Phones to be subject of county workshop

Telephone systems and services are to be the major topic of a 1:30 p.m. Commissioners Court workshop session on Tuesday, May 27. The workshop along with the regular 9 a.m. fourth Monday session has been moved to Tuesday, due to the Memorial Day holiday.

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Applications sought for 2015 United Way funding

The United Way of Franklin County is accepting applications from qualified organizations seeking funding from the local agency in 2015. No forms will be accepted after the 5 p.m. Monday, June 2 deadline.

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Improvements to Hwy. 67 have begun

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has begun making improvements to U.S. Hwy 67 east of Mount Vernon. The work will begin 0.41 miles east of Spur 423 and will continue to the Titus County line.

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Carry the Load well supported by Lowe’s, local community

Employees with Lowe’s RDC led the Carry the Load march into downtown Mount Vernon.Employees with Lowe’s RDC led the Carry the Load march into downtown Mount Vernon. The show of support for the project grew to about 275 walkers as they passed through Franklin County last Friday.

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Polls consolidated for Tuesday voting, early vote ends Friday

Election day in the Runoff Primary Election will be Tuesday, May 27, with early voting in the election continuing through Friday, May 23. Voters are urged to make a special effort to vote early,

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Sign ups for livestock disaster assistance underway

The 2014 Farm Bill created several disaster programs that will be permanent and will provide retroactive coverage for losses that occurred on or after Oct. 1, 2011.

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County honored as part of extension 100 year partnership

Franklin County AgriLife Extension Service Family and Consumer Science Agent Lindsey Yeager presented the award to Franklin County, represented by Commissioner Deryl Carr, Judge Paul Lovier and Commissioner Sam YoungFranklin  County was honored with the Building a Better Texas award as one of the Cooperative Extension Services 100 year partnerships.

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