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Seminar for recognizing public shooter red flags set

Would you recognize the “Red Flags” of a potential public shooter? Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones has organized a free, public training session to help people understand, recognize, and identify these behavioral indicators.

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City’s agenda spot request passed up by county commissioners

A request from the Mount Vernon City Council and Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation boards for a spot on the Franklin County Commissioners Court agenda in November to present a rail port proposal fell on deaf ears.

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Franklin officers assist with murder-suicide investigation

Maria deJesus Castro DeLeonFranklin County officers assisted Titus County with the investigation of a what turned into a murder-attempted murder-suicide over the weekend.

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Drivers urged to “End the Streak” of daily deaths

Not all anniversaries are happy and November 7 is one of the saddest of all. Since Nov. 7, 2000, at least one person has died on Texas roadways every single day.

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Two county roads repaired, reopened

County roads SE4115 and NE2090 in Commissioner Pct. 2 were reopened Tuesday after repairs to culverts were completed, said Commissioner Larkin Jumper.

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Rainfall above average for Ocotober, year

The rain continued to fall in Franklin County during October 2018, and although the 7.36 inches received was above average, it was not record setting.

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Water district’s 2019 budget proposed

The Franklin County Water District’s proposed 2019 budget and amendments to the current budget were introduced at the October meeting.

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Jumper defeats Godfrey in Pct. 2 race

Incumbent Commissioner Larkin Jumper defeated write-in candidate Toby Godfrey for the Pct. 2 Commissioners seat in the only local contested race on the General Election ballot Tuesday, November 6.

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Early voting continues, Election day Tuesday

In person early voting for the General Election continues from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, November 2. Election day voting is set for Tuesday, November 6.

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