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Northcutt, Ramsay to seek re-election

Eddie Northcutt, Will RamsayEddie Northcutt and Will Ramsay both announced their bid to seek re-election for the offices of District Judge and District Attorney, respectively.

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Is there a future for a county economic development corp.

What, if any, is the future for a county economic development corporation (FC-EDC) asked members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court at a workshop meeting last week.

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NETEX budget proposed for 2020, future of district questioned

The 2019-20 fiscal year’s proposed budget for the Northeast Texas Rural Rail Transportation District (NETEX) calls for a deficit of $225,866.76

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Sidewalk commitment made, changes in assistance funding

The Mount Vernon Economic Development Board made a commitment to provide up to $70,000 in matching funds for a $350,000 sidewalk improvement grant,

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City trash pick up fees to increase slightly

Those with trash pick-up service through the City of Mount Vernon will have a slight increase for that service starting with their monthly bill for October.

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NETEX to set budget, Blacklands to discontinue

The Northeast Texas Rural Rail Transportation District  will meet at 1:30 p.m. today, Thursday, September 19, to formally adopt its budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year.

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New sewer line

City worker Glenn Pool watches as Colin Clasby measures the depth and searches for a buried sewer line on Scott St.City worker Glenn Pool watches as Colin Clasby measures the depth and searches for a buried sewer line on Scott St. at the intersection with Houston St.

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Precincts to consolidate for General Election

The number of voting locations for the November 5 General Election on amendments to the Texas Constitution will be cut in half due to the traditional low voter turnout for the election and to reduce costs.

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Late rain boosts August total above average

Two days of rain during the last week of the month boosted Franklin County above average for rainfall for the month of August.

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