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AirB&B type rentals blocked to protect property values

A “loophole” in the Franklin County Water District’s Rules and Regulations was closed to continue the district’s policy of protecting property values by blocking short term rentals of district property.

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Back to school bash

Children wait anxiously as door prizes are awarded at the Back to school Bash at Sulphur River Cowboy ChurchChildren wait anxiously as door prizes are awarded at the Back to school Bash at Sulphur River Cowboy Church Saturday, August 25.

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Painting at school

High school principals Mike Hammonds and Jason Glover paint the inside of the Mount Vernon High School lettering Tiger purple on the front of the school on Monday, July 16.High school principals Mike Hammonds and Jason Glover paint the inside of the Mount Vernon High School lettering Tiger purple on the front of the school on Monday, July 16.

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School fair

Mount Vernon ISD’s Media Specialist, Diane Ramsay, at right, greeted families as they entered the Back to School FairMount Vernon ISD’s Media Specialist, Diane Ramsay, at right, greeted families as they entered the Back to School Fair Thursday, Aug. 9 at the district’s main campus.

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Jumper calls for salary caps, pay grades based on skills

Talks of cost of living pay raises for both employees and county elected officials have put department heads and members of the Franklin County Commissioner’s Court on the defensive toward one another.

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Tax rate up slightly, personnel costs much of budget increase

Franklin County Commissioners Court members voted 4:1 in favor of setting the 2018 tax rate at $0.545310 to support the $5.4 million 2019 budget during their Monday, August 13 meeting.

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Public Notice - Invitation to Bid: - 7/5/2018

RLM General Contractors, as Construction Manager, will be accepting sealed proposals for work packages related to the new Winnsboro ISD High School.

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Developers propose hotel partnership

Quanah Hospitality Partners has proposed a partnership with local entities to develop a Best Western or Best Western Plus three-story, 66-room hotel in Mount Vernon.

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“Bubble Day” Friday

The 12th annual “Bubble Day,” sponsored by the Franklin County Library and the Friends of the Franklin County Library (Friends), is at 10 a.m. Friday, June 8, on the downtown plaza.

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