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First Bowie County prisoners arrive

The first group of 20 inmates from Bowie County arrived around 2 p.m. Monday, October 1 at the Franklin County Jail.The first group of 20 inmates from Bowie County arrived around 2 p.m. Monday, October 1 at the Franklin County Jail.

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Meeting moved up as staff, board prepare for civil trial

The monthly meeting of the Franklin County Water District’s Board of Directors has been moved up a week to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 9, as staff and officers prepare for a civil trial which has been more than five years in the making.

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Wood County Electric’s 80th annual meeting Friday

Wood County Electric Cooperative’s 80th Annual Meeting will take place on Friday October 5, 2018, at Governor Jim Hogg City Park in Quitman.

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Applications open for HOME program

The City of Mount Vernon is accepting applications for the replacement or rehabilitation of substandard houses through the HOME Investment Partnerships Program.

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Court approves budget for county child welfare board

The 2018-19 fiscal year budget for the Franklin County Child Welfare Board was approved in the amount of $9,450 by the Franklin County Commissioners Court Court in its Monday meeting.

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Voter registration deadline is Tuesday for general election

The deadline to be registered in order to qualify to vote in the 2018 General Election is Tuesday, October 9. Any changes to a voter’s existing registration should be made by the same date.

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City adopts budget, sets tax rate, start interviews Monday

The City of Mount Vernon Council members formally adopted its $4.7 million 2018-19 budget and for the sixth consecutive year, set its ad valorem tax rate at $.604382 per $100 of taxable value during its Monday night, September 24 meeting.

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New rainfall record for September almost five inches above old mark

The previous rainfall record for September was literally blown out of the water by the 12.58 inches of rain recorded at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency official weather station in Mount Vernon.

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County contracts to house Bowie prisoners

Franklin County Commissioners Court members approved a contract to house Bowie County’s overflow prisoners at the Franklin County Jail.

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