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Commissioners stunned from potential $80,000 EMS bill

Discussions kept coming back to questions concerning a five-month income statement from the Hopkins County Hospital District reflecting an $80,620 loss in providing ambulance services in Franklin County.

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Structure fire

Firefighters sift through the remains of a fire on CR 2110 Saturday, March 16.Firefighters sift through the remains of a fire on CR 2110 Saturday, March 16. All four Franklin County volunteer fire departments were called to the scene of the structure fire.

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Dairy income triggers safety net payment

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced late last week that the January 2019 income over feed cost margin was $7.99 per hundredweight,

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Business properties should be rendered to appraisal district

Chief Appraiser Genea Burnaman is reminding businesses to render their property with the Franklin County Appraisal District by April 1.

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Hog hunter shoots self in foot

Donald Chaz Smith. He was hog hunting with Harlan Chad Lappin in the bottoms near Hagansport when he accidentally shot himself through his right foot with his 308 rifle.

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Watkins to be new deputy for county

Jacob WatkinsJacob Watkins of Grand Saline recently began duties as a deputy for the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.

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SWEPCO warns customers about scammers

Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO) continues to receive reports that involve criminals posing as SWEPCO representatives contacting customers and demanding immediate payment.

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Hit and run driver caught in Titus County

A hit and run driver on I-30 was finally stopped in Titus County after striking another vehicle on I-30 near the 151 mile marker around 8:30 a.m. Sunday, February 24.

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City, county to apply for fire truck grants

Both the City of Mount Vernon Council and Franklin County Commissioners Court approved an agreement with the Ark-Tex Council of Governments office to write separate grants of up to $500,000 for a Community Development Block Grant for fire trucks.

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