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Local area residents join protest

Ferman Boles, local Franklin County resident, plants a sign as he joined in the protest of laying of the Keystone XL Pipeline Ferman Boles, local Franklin County resident, plants a sign as he joined in the protest of laying of the Keystone XL Pipeline through Franklin County Saturday

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County to adopt tax rate

The Franklin County Commissioners Court will conduct a special meeting to adopt the 2012 tax rate and the final 2013 Budget.

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Dr. Curry re-opens veterinary clinic, reception planned

Dr. Bishop Benjamin Curry IIIDr. Bishop Benjamin Curry, III has reopened the mixed animal veterinary practice vacated by the untimely death of Dr. Dennis Reed in September last year.

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St. John recognized for his work

Bob St. John, a Franklin County resident, was recently awarded the 2012 Living Legends of North Texas Journalism Award by the Dallas Press Club.

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County to borrow, or not to borrow is the question

Each member of the Franklin County Commissioners Court has their own idea of county finances. That was never more clear than during discussions at last Monday’s meeting.

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Second seal coat to be applied

A second seal /chip coat is to be applied to five streets inside the City of Mount Vernon Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 17 and 18,

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Tar Sands Blockade makes appearance, pledge to return

David Hightower indicates the proposed pipeline path through his orchardDavid Hightower indicates the proposed pipeline path through his orchard. About a half-dozen members of the Tar Sands Blockade protest group were near his property Thursday, Sept. 6

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Franklin County Water District to adopt 2012 tax rate Tuesday

The Franklin County Water District is expected to adopt its 2012 tax rate at $.0272 per $100 of appraised property value.

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CDL applicants must have Texas domicile

The Texas Department of Public Safety has begun implementing the new proof of residency requirement for obtaining a commercial driver license.

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