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Collections sought for almost $65,000 in revolving loans

Franklin County Commissioners Court members moved forward in attempting to collect more than $64,309 in arrears payments from its Economic Development Revolving Loan Fund by hiring the law firm of Flowers and Davis at last week’s meeting.

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Eleven sentenced, three serve time in NETO fraud cases

Eleven former employees of Northeast Texas Opportunities, Inc. (NETO) have now entered pleas, were found guilty of fraud, and have been sentenced, with three reporting for federal prison time;

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Large crowd prompts moving meeting to larger venue

There was a standing room only crowd gathered in the County Courtroom prior to the regular June 12 meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners.

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TxDOT to work on I-30

According to Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones, TxDOT will begin construction on portions of I-30 later this week.

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Double tickets issued after driver causes wreck

Deputies Chris Mars and Brantin Carr check on the occupants of a 2005 Pontiac Vibe damaged in an accident on I-30Robin Latesky, age 21 of Arlington, received two tickets from DPS after being found at fault in an accident on I-30 near the 150 mile marker around 12: 20 p.m. on Thursday, May 25.

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County Commissioners approve HOT payment to Chamber

After several presentations and much discussion, members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court approved, on a 3-1 vote, a $15,000 payment to the Chamber of Commerce  (COC) from the Hotel Motel Tax fund (HOT).

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More figures needed before reaching agreement with city

County Commissioners Court members are stalled in discussions about an inter-local agreement between the county and City of Mount Vernon for exchange of services and payment for services.

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Council allows golf carts on city streets, approves rabies fee

After a lengthy discussion, members of the Mount Vernon City Council unanimously agreed to allow the operation of golf carts on city streets with certain conditions during their Monday, June 12 regular monthly meeting.

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Mild May weather sets one record low

The weather in Franklin County during May 2017 was fairly mild with below average rain, no highs, and only one low temperature record noted.

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