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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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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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Bridge work begins, traffic affected on two rural roadsBridge work begins, traffic affected on two rural roads

Bridge replacement began this week on two rural roads in northwest and southwest Franklin County.

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Forest Trails Region sponsors photo contest

Amateur photographers can compete for top honors in an online photo competition conducted by Texas Forest Trail Region.

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Foundation funds $10,000 for business development office

Franklin County Industrial Foundation MembersThe Franklin County Industrial Foundation approved $10,000 to help fund a Small Business Development Center office in Mount Vernon for 2012.

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Jeff Dorner named new TxDOT maintenance supervisor

Jeff Dorner named new TxDOT  maintenance supervisorJeff Dorner of Sulphur Bluff will be the new Maintenance Supervisor for Hopkins and Franklin counties

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Luminant employees set safety records

From 38 years without a lost-time injury at Valley to seven million safe work hours at Comanche Peak,

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Master Naturalist to have orientation

The Red River Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist are set to be hosts for two orientation meetings later this month.

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Sims assigned as engineering oversite

Tammy SimsTammy B. Sims will now manage the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)  offices in Hunt, Rains, Hopkins and Franklin counties.

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