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Fraud case reported at Sheriff’s Office

A local man received a message from someone claiming to be with Apple support of possible fraudulent use of his credit card.

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Fourteen criminal cases disposed in district court

Fourteen cases were cleared in the Eighth Judicial District Court before Judge Eddie Northcutt during December.

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Rockwall prisoner agreement, approved

A one-year inter-local agreement to house prisoners for Rockwall County was approved along with new policies and procedures for local county employees and officers at the final meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court for 2018.

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Changes in beer, wine ordinance to be considered

The Mount Vernon City Council will discuss, hear comment, and possibly act on changes to eliminate the signage requirements in the local alcohol ordinance at its meeting, which starts at 6 p.m. Monday, January 14 at City Hall.

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Hit-and-run suspect caught after pursuit

Franklin County officers were involved in the pursuit of a hit-and-run suspect along I-30 around 3 a.m. Christmas morning, December 25.

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Home destroyed by fire Monday night, four departments fight blaze

The home of Steve Newsome and Julie Reid in the 8000 block of CR SW3170 was destroyed by fire around 9:30 p.m. Monday, January 7.The home of Steve Newsome and Julie Reid in the 8000 block of CR SW3170 was destroyed by fire around 9:30 p.m. Monday, January 7.

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Rail port meeting

Members of the Mount Vernon City Council sat on the left and members of the Franklin County Commissioner’s Court are shown at right, with County Judge Scott Lee speaking to the groups. The initial rail port meeting to begin planning after the grant was received on Thursday, May 31 already showed the different entities separated by a large gap that has not gotten closer with time.

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December rain doubles average amount for the month

The amount of rain received in Franklin County during December was more than double the average amount typically received.

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Franklin County swearing in

left to right, Pct. 4 Commissioner Sam Young, Pct. 2 Commissioner Larkin Jumper, County Treasurer Betty Sue Allen, County Judge Scott Lee, District Clerk Ellen Jaggers, Justice of the Peace Robert Zinn, and County Clerk Betty Crane.Franklin County officials who were elected, or re-elected, during the November 2018 campaign were sworn into office during a ceremony on Tuesday, Jan. 1 in the District Courtroom.

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