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Campaign stop Tuesday, Jan. 31

Campaign stopRepublican presidential candidate John Davis, Jr. and his wife, Debra,

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April 3 primaries threatened, campaign reports filed

Closing arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court were taking place as this story went to press Tuesday, Jan. 31.

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County votes to refinance debt for annex, jail expansion

In a split three-two vote, Franklin County Commissioners approved the refinancing of the county’s $700,000 debt.

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Pasture management program Feb. 24

The Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Overton will offer a pasture management program on Friday, Feb. 24

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Ramsay to chair Ethics Commission

Ramsay to chair Ethics CommissionTom Ramsay is the newly elected chairman of the State Ethics Commission.

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Drought seminar set at NTCC Jan. 31

Texas State Climatologist Dr. John Nielson-Gammon,Northeast Texas Community college will be hosts  for  “Drought 2011 and Beyond,” a discussion with Texas State Climatologist Dr. John Nielson-Gammon

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Alligator sighting causes concern

Alligator seen at Lake Bob SandlinConcerns for human safety caused a Paris contractor to contact the Optic-Herald after spotting a 10 foot long adult alligator on Lake Bob Sandlin in Franklin County last week.

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Presidential candidate to stop in Franklin County

John Davis, Jr., a Republican candidate for U. S. President, will make a campaign stop in Franklin County.

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NETO scrambles to continue services after devastating fire

NETO scrambles to continue services after devastating firePlumes of smoke rise from the roof of the Northeast Texas Opportunities offices and the Senior Citizens Meal Center on Wednesday, Jan. 18.

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