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Bear conservation efforts prove successful as sightings increase

Since April, there has been an uptick in black bear sightings in Bowie, Grayson and Titus counties in northeast Texas.

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Dirt bike accident

First responders help to load Tyler Skelton into an air ambulanceFirst responders help to load Tyler Skelton into an air ambulance around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 25. He was riding a dirt bike and was not wearing a helmet.

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Business checks forged, former employee suspected

Shoemake Electric filed a forgery complaint around 1:30 p.m. on Friday, June 19.

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Hospital reports gun shot wound

An accidental gunshot wound was reported to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office by Titus Regional Medical Center around 1 a.m. on Saturday, June 27.

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County 17-step pay scale met with less than resounding approval

A second attempt at consolidating ideas for a Franklin County pay scale still met with less than resounding approval from the Commissioners Court at their Monday afternoon workshop.

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Yearly rainfall remains above average

Despite below average rainfall in June, the year-to-date number remains above average.

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November election grant funds application approved

Approval was given to apply for $120,000 in grant funds for securing the November General Election during the Monday, June 22 meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court.

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Cesna crashes in trees east of Mount Vernon

A single engine Cesna crashed in a heavily wooded area east of Mount VernonA single engine Cesna crashed in a heavily wooded area east of Mount Vernon just after 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24.

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Federal funding for health building still possible

The use of $400,000 to $600,000 in CARES Act grant funding to construct a health building to deal with the COVID-19 health disaster has been approved.

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