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Possibilities explored for hospital building

The Franklin County Commissioners Court met to hear public comments about the future use of the county’s hospital building and property on Hwy. 37 across for the Mount Vernon schools.

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Railport name tweak, officers elected, look at possible operator

A more regional name for the proposed rail port project, a look at a possible operator for the rail port, and election of officers for the Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation were heard at the EDC’s Tuesday evening, May 29, meeting.

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Marla White returns to county as Franklin County Auditor

Marla Martin WhiteMarla Martin White is returning to Franklin County as its internal auditor starting June 1, according to Franklin County Judge Scott Lee who introduced her to members of the Franklin County Commissioner’s Court at their meeting Tuesday, May 29.

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Joint rail port advisory board derailed before left station

A proposal for a joint advisory board, with representatives from three government entities involved with the rail port, was derailed before leaving the table by statements made at a Thursday, May 31 meeting.

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Rail-port focus for joint meeting tonight

The local contractor for rail service Blacklands Railroad owner and staff will present information on the proposed rail-port project in a joint meeting of four entities at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 31 in the Emergency Center /Training Room at the Franklin County Law Enforcement Center.

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Young, Sears appointed to NET Rural Rail Board

Sam Young was reappointed and Stacy Sears was appointed to the Northeast Texas Rural Rail Transportation District (NETEX) Board of Directors for a two year term in a special called meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court last week.

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Letter carrier food drive successful

The annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers, in conjunction with the United States Postal Service, was Saturday, May 12.

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Audit contract okayed, senior citizen meals discussed

Franklin County Commissioners Court members approved the formal contract for the 2017 outside audit for the county and heard complaints about less than tasty or appealing meals served at the local Senior Citizen Meal Center at their regular session Tuesday.

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Ideas needed for hospital building

Citizens of all ages are invited to bring their ideas for best use of the old hospital building to a “brain storming session” at the Franklin County Law Enforcement Center and West Courthouse Annex at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 29.

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