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State, Federal governments, agencies offer relief

Federal and State government leadership began to take steps provide for better preparation and funding to meet the logistical challenges developing with the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Local government continues with caution

As the coronavirus continues to spread across Texas and the world, local entities are continuing their function with caution aimed at the protection of their employees and continuing to provide services to the general population.

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Theft of service for $20,000 filed against contractor

A case of theft of service was filed with the Franklin County Sheriff’s office last week.

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Businesses make changes due to coronavirus

Area businesses and organizations have reported changes to their operations in response to the coronavirus.

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Landowners, be alert to timber thieves

The Texas A&M Forest Service law enforcement department urges landowners to be alert and report timber thefts immediately. Timber theft is more common than most people realize.

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No coronavirus cases have been reported locally

There have been no reported cases, presumptive nor confirmed, of the coronavirus in Franklin County, said Franklin County Health Commissioner, Dr. Jean Latortue.

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Young drivers urged to plan sober rides for spring break

During last year’s Spring Break in Texas, there were 417 crashes involving young drivers who were driving under the influence of alcohol.

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District to work on lease with PublicWerks, Blacklands

During the March meeting of the North East Texas Rural Rail District’s it was agreed that negotiations for a new lease of the rail line will begin immediately with Blacklands Rail Road and the private investment group PublicWerks, Inc. For the rest of this story, see the March 12 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

County approves repairs to Chamber building, awards bids

Franklin County Commissioners Court members approved $12,400 in repairs to the county-owned building occupied by the Franklin County amber of Commerce during their Monday, March 9, session.

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