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Extra dates to celebrate with fireworks approved

Franklin County citizens will have two additional periods around holidays in which they can celebrate with fireworks in 2018,

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No changes to Lake Cypress spillway

The Franklin County Water District’s Board of Directors chose last week to take no action on changes to the spillway based

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Body found in creek bed

Bernabe PerezThe body of Bernabe Perez, age 29 of Mount Vernon, was found among the debris of a log jam in a creek near CR SE3285. Nearby property owners discovered the body around 1 p.m. Friday, March 16.

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Elmwood residents raise deannexation questions

Citizens from the Elmwood Development on the western edge of Mount Vernon, who are unhappy about roads in the development, brought concerns to the Mount Vernon City Council’s workshop session Monday evening.

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Business properties should be rendered to appraisal district

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

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Alabama murder suspect arrested locally

A man wanted on a murder warrant from Alabama was arrested on unrelated charges in Franklin County last week. DPS officer Jason Pearce made a traffic stop on Monday, March 12 on I-30.

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UT Health East Texas is brand for revamped system

East Texas Medical Center will be combined with UT Health Northeast to form a 10-hospital system known as UT Health East Texas.

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Phillips gives notice of leaving as county auditor

District judges Eddie Northcutt and Will Biard are tasked with searching for a new auditor for Franklin County after Tina Phillips gave 90-day notice of leaving the post.

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Repair estimate high for fire training facility

The Franklin County fire training facility suffered water damage from a burst pipe and the repair estimate is more than $20,000 County Commissioners learned at the Monday, March 12 meeting.

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