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Tax scam tops list for 2016

Reports to Better Business Bureau Scam Tracker in 2016 confirmed that tax scams are still the top scam, despite a huge drop in reports after a September police raid in Mumbai, India.

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Guaranty selected as one of best companies to work for

Guaranty Bank & Trust was recently named as one of the 2017 Best Companies to Work for in Texas.

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Unemployment insurance rate rises

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) announced the average Unemployment Insurance tax rate for all employers will be 1.64 percent for calendar year 2017.

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Structure fire

Franklin County fire fighters were called to the scene of a structure fire around 6 p.m on Thursday, December 22. on King Sargon CtFranklin County fire fighters were called to the scene of a structure fire around 6 p.m on Thursday, December 22. on King Sargon Ct.

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Utility requests Texas rate hike

AEP Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO), a unit of American Electric Power, submitted a request this week to the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) to increase the company’s Texas rates by approximately $69 million annually.

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Funding formalized for criminal investigator position

The salary for a new position as criminal investigator for the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office was formally set at $18.50 per hour in action by the Franklin County Commissioner’s Court Tuesday, December 27.

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Rail district touting benefits of local transload facility

Representatives with the Northeast Texas Rural Rail Transportation District (NETEX) have been building interest and looking for investment partners in establishing a Franklin County Transload Terminal.

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Home destroyed

A South Franklin Firefighter shoot a stream of water through a window.A passerby alerted authorities that the residence of Stephen Owen in the 8500 block of FM 1448 was on fire and fully involved around 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 27.

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New ambulance

Hopkins County EMS delivered a new ambulance on Tuesday, December 20 with Franklin County painted on the side to County Judge Scott Lee, center, and other county employees.Hopkins County EMS delivered a new ambulance on Tuesday, December 20 with Franklin County painted on the side to County Judge Scott Lee, center, and other county employees.

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