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County okays purchase of new election equipment

Chris Moody gave a demonstration of new election equipment to the Commissioners Court last week,Chris Moody gave a demonstration of new election equipment to the Commissioners Court last week,

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AG Opinion: District clerk only to have access to court funds

A Texas Attorney General Opinion just issued confirms  District Clerk’s earlier emphasis that only the clerks should have access to their respective court registry accounts, and the county must require adequate security through its depository bank and use of the county EIN (Employer Identification Number).

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Mobile home ordinance updated, rental property to be studied

The Mount Vernon City Council updated its 30 year old mobile home ordinance, and appointed a committee to study the proposed residential inspection ordinance to suggest changes to better suit a smaller community at its Monday night meeting.

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Truck driver receives minor injuries in accident

John Kennedy escaped the wreckage of his 18 wheeler with minor injuries.John Kennedy, age 52 of Greenville, survived crashing his 18 wheeler with just a bump on his head, according to first responders from the scene around 4 p.m. on November 7.

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Citizens concerned about recent teenage suicides

A group of concerned citizens recently met to discuss the recent up-tick in teenage suicides in the Franklin County community.

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Primary candidate filing underway, Alford will not run

Candidate filing for county elected offices for the March primaries has begun with County Judge Scott Lee as the only one to complete the process with their local party chairman.

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HOT fund allocations in a fog of confusion

Franklin County Commissioners Court members met Wednesday, November 1 and allocated Franklin County Hotel Occupancy Tax Funds for use by local organizations or businesses in  bringing tourists to the county in 2018.

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Franklin County HOT fund distribution clarified

Clarification of the amounts of the Franklin County Hotel Occupancy Tax funds to be distributed and to which organizations in support of what projects consumed about 50 percent of the regular meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court with a three to two split vote deciding the matter.

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President Trump signs Ratcliffe cybercrime-fighting bill into law

Texas Representative John Ratcliffe with  President Donald Trump in the White HouseRep. John Ratcliffe’s Strengthening State and Local Cyber Crime Fighting Act of 2017 (H.R. 1616) was signed into law last week by President Trump.

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