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Water district 2018 budget, amendments to 2017 proposed

The Franklin County Water District’s proposed 2018 budget and amendments to the current budget were introduced at the October meeting. The ongoing litigation over the dam remediation project under budget by about $75,000 due to the trial being pushed into 2018. See the Nov. 2 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more about the FCWD budget.

Infill, pocket neighborhood construction being done

The Mount Vernon Landmark Commission recently approved three designs for in-fill housing construction in historic neighborhoods of the city for Ostertag Construction.

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EDC, City okays rental assistance for martial arts studio

The Mount Vernon City Council followed the recommendation of its Economic Development Corporation board and approved a rental assistance grant for Oscar Cruz, doing business as Mount Vernon Martial Arts at 506 W. Main St. in Mount Vernon.

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Election day Tuesday for amendments, WISD bond

Election day for the General / State Constitutional Amendment Election and the Winnsboro ISD Bond Election is set for Tuesday, November 7.

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Tapley says complaint of noise not heard

Rob Tapley told members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court Monday that his repeated complaints of noise are not being heard during the public comment section of the Court’s regular meeting.

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Indian summer temps push winter cold away

“Old man winter” tried to bluster in early, but Indian Summer weather dominated Franklin Countyduring October 2017.

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County joins class action suit against opioid companies

Franklin County is joining a number of other East Texas counties in a federal court lawsuit accusing major drug manufacturers and distributors  of fueling an epidemic of opioid addiction now plaguing our county, state and nation.

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EMS honored with Lights of Life award

Hopkins County EMS honored with Lights of Life awardThe local crew members of the Hopkins County Emergency Medical Services team were among those honored with the presentation of the 2018 Lights of Life award.

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County Hotel Occupancy Tax Board to be reconfigured

The future of the county’s  Hotel Occupancy Tax Board is once again in question after members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court dissolved the board and returned the disbursement to the Court at their meeting Monday.

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