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Steven Hammons appointed to local city council

Steven HammonsSteven Hammons was appointed to fill the empty Place 5 seat on the Mount Vernon City Council in a unanimous vote of those present for the monthly meeting Monday night, December 12.

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CodeRED sign up, update recommended

Have you ever wanted to get updates about severe weather or emergency situations? Well, the Franklin County government has a deal for you and it is free.

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Council tables request from Mobilitie

The Mount Vernon City Council tabled or took no action on four out of six items on their Monday night special agenda, including a request for a wireless tower from Mobilitie, Inc.

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Early transition planned for ambulance, EMS services

Hopkins County Emergency Medical Services (HC-EMC) teams are ready to roll in Franklin County with the change over date moved up 11 days to noon on Tuesday, December 20, in order to avoid the transition happening during the new year’s holiday.

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County issues contracts on utility district grants

Franklin County Commissioners Court members approved contracts with Amazing Grants, Inc. and Hayes Engineering, Inc. for work on the 2016 Texas Community Development Block Grants for the Cypress Springs Special Utility District’s water line improvement project.

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Lightning strikes two homes, three record highs recorded in November

Two homes in Franklin County were struck by lightning during thunderstorms in November 2016, and three record highs were recorded during the month.

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Swan appointed to water district’s board of directors

Garold Edgar “Gary” SwanGarold Edgar “Gary” Swan who lives in the Tall Tree development on Lake Cypress Springs was selected from among five applicants for appointment to the Pct. 4 seat on the Franklin County Water District’s Board of Directors at the district’s monthly meeting Tuesday evening, November 15.

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Four guilty, five more enter plea agreements in NETO cases

Four more former employees of the defunct Northeast Texas Opportunities, Inc. have been found guilty and five others await final judgement after entering pleas in United States District Court Eastern District of Texas in Texarkana

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Water district adopts budget, closure policy, hears proposals

The Franklin County Water District adopted the district’s 2017 Budget, made amendments to the 2016 Budget, and adopted a closure policy at their November meeting.

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