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Incidents with 18 wheelers keep first responders busy

First responders were called to an 18 wheeler on fireFirst responders were called to an 18 wheeler on fire on westbound I-30 around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18. The truck driver was able to pull over onto the shoulder near the 146 entrance ramp and disconnected the cab from the trailer load of hams.

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City now accepting HOME program applications

The City of Mount Vernon is accepting applications for the replacement of substandard houses through the HOME Investment Partnerships Program.

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Operation Round Up to benefit local charities

Wood County Electric Cooperative announced a new program, Operation Round Up, to benefit local charitable organizations. The program is simple.

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Early voting under way for amendments, WISD bond

In person early voting for the General / State Constitutional Amendment Election and Winnsboro ISD Bond Election began Monday and will continue weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, November 3.

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FC-HOT board to recommend $57,500 for local organizations

The Franklin County Hotel-Motel Tax Board approved $57,500 in grants to be recommended for nine of 11 civic groups and businesses applying for the funds at a meeting Tuesday, October 10.

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Premier Shavings closing

Premier Shavings recently ceased operations after six years in business, according to owner Bob Singer.

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Three Texas power plants closing in 2018

Three Texas coal fired power plants - Monticello, Big Brown and Sandow along with the Three Oaks mine that supports the latter - are being closed in early 2018, taking with them approximately 850 jobs.

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Commissioners Court table hospital building matters

An agenda item calling for hiring a certified appraiser to assess the old hospital property was tabled by members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court after an almost hour long executive session with attorneys.

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Apartments damaged by fire

Steam rolls off the flames that are shooting from the roof of the Mount Vernon Apartments South on Main St. as fire fighters begin to hit the fire with water.A fire was reported at 10:40 p.m. on Sunday, October 15 at the Mount Vernon Apartments South.

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