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Jail passes inspection, more expenses to come

The Franklin County Jail passed its 2017 inspection by the Texas Commission on Jail Standards without a single  deficiency, but left the county anticipating additional costs as new regulations from the 85th Legislative Session are prepared for implementation.

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Healthcare merger announced

Three healthcare providers are coming together in East Texas to form a new 10-hospital health system to serve area communities officials announced.

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Commissioners adopt 2018 budget, set 2017 tax rate

The 2018 Franklin County Budget and 2017 ad valorem tax rate to support it was adopted by members of the Commissioners Court by a vote of 4:1, after no fanfare from the public in any of three public hearings on the subject.

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City to adopt 2017-18 budget, tax rate Monday

The Mount Vernon City Council is expected to take official action to adopt the 2017-18 budget and set the 2017 tax rate to help fund it during a special meeting and workshop at 6 p.m. Monday, September 25.

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Call for county hotel/motel 2018 tax funding requests

Organizations that would like to secure Franklin County Hotel/Motel Tax funding for 2018 projects must submit an application for consideration.

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County accepts forensic grant for phone download software

Local investigators will be better able to keep up with the technology needed for cases with the new software provided by the Susteen Community Outreach Mobile Forensic Grant that was formally accepted by members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court in their meeting Monday.

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State road work to begin Monday

Texas Department of Transportation officials advised motorists traveling in its northeastern Paris District to watch for temporary road work beginning Monday, September 11.

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Voting precinct chairmen registrations begin

Political party candidates for voting precinct chairmen positions can file for election in the 2018 General Primary Election now through Monday, December 11, 2017.

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Budgets, tax rates rule Monday agendas

Franklin County Commissioners Court members are set to adopt the 2018 budget and the 2017 tax rate to help fund it, while the City of Mount Vernon will conduct its second public hearing on its proposed budget and tax rate, both at their respective meetings Monday, September 11.

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