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Council temporarily blocks natural gas rate increase

The Mount Vernon City Council blocked a temporary rate adjustment requested by CenterPoint Energy under their Gas Reliability Infrastructure Program, which would have gone into effect May 30.

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Vintage photo

Members of the Franklin County Arts Alliance staged a 1950s photo on the downtown plaza on Saturday, April 9.Members of the Franklin County Arts Alliance staged a 1950s photo on the downtown plaza on Saturday, April 9. The photo will be used for posters promoting the group’s September film festival

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Hawkins new Deputy

James Hawkins, JrJames Hawkins, Jr. started work as a deputy for the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department on Wednesday, April 6. He joins the department after serving seven years with the Clarksville Police Department

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County is middleman for water supply grant application

The Franklin County Commissioners Court agreed to allow the county be the middleman for the Cypress Springs Special Utility District in making application for a $338,415 federal grant

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Reeves named Photographer of Year

Jerry Tittle, Susan and John ReevesJohn Reeves was named  as the Photographer of the Year for the large weekly division of the North and East Texas Press Association’s 2015 Better Newspaper contest.

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Additional date authorized for local firework sales

Franklin County residents and visitors will have the opportunity to celebrate more holidays with a bang or a sparkle with the county’s approval Monday of three new periods during which fireworks can be sold to the public

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Stolen loot

Mrs. Michael Storey looks over a trailer load of stolen lootMrs. Michael Storey looks over a trailer load of stolen loot, taken from storage buildings at Oleo Landing. The alleged thieves were captured in Camp County and confessed

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Federal disaster team visits with leaders about documentation

A six person Federal Disaster Team met with county elected officials, Franklin County Water District management, and city personnel Friday, April 8 to outline the procedures required to claim Public Assistance funding

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Business properties should be rendered to appraisal district

Chief Appraiser Genea Burnaman reminds businesses to render their property with the Franklin County Appraisal District by April 15. To render is to list the taxable inventory, furniture and

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