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Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones, center, along with several other officers, accepts a $600 donation to help offset the cost of ballistic vests panels and helmets.Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones, center, along with several other officers, accepts a $600 donation to help offset the cost of ballistic vests panels and helmets.

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Herrera promoted to County Investigator

Leopoldo “Leo” HerreraLeopoldo “Leo” Herrera has been promoted to County Investigator with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department.

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Manager sought by city council, description posted

The Mount Vernon City Council authorized the posting of a job description on the Texas Municipal League website for a management position,

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Wednesday deadline to request 2017 hotel/motel tax funding

The deadline for applications for event funding from organizations seeking support through the Franklin County Hotel/Motel Tax for 2017 projects is 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 28.

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City, county adopt budgets, tax rates

Both the Mount Vernon City Council and the Franklin County Commissioners Court took action at their regular meetings Monday, September 12 to formally adopt their budgets for the coming fiscal year and set tax rates with little fanfare and almost no comment from the general public.

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Large call to jury service for capital murder trial Monday

Four hundred notices to prospective jurors were sent out earlier this month, the largest jury pool called since 2008, in preparation for a capital murder trial which is to begin with jury selection on Monday, September 26.

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Campbell pleads guilty in NETO case

Cynthia (Cindy) Hillard Campbell pled guilty to one count from among eight incidents of the federal indictment for conspiracy to commit an offense or defraud the U.S. Government.

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Paramanantham is new Paris District Engineer for TxDOT

Noel Paramanantham, P.E., has assumed duties as the new District Engineer for the Texas Department of Transportation’s Paris District in Northeast Texas.

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Langley appointed to cooperative board, dist. 3

Kenneth R. LangleyThe Wood County Electric Cooperative’s board of directors has appointed longtime WCEC member, Kenneth R. Langley, as the representative of WCEC’s district three.

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