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Above average rainfall aids in lifting county burn ban

Above average rainfall in August and the first few days of September aided in lifting the burn in Franklin County.

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Recovered 18 wheeler

This 18 wheeler, loaded with construction materials, was recovered during a traffic stop by Franklin County Deputies James Hawkins and Chris Rhoades.This 18 wheeler, loaded with construction materials, was recovered during a traffic stop by Franklin County Deputies James Hawkins and Chris Rhoades.

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City adopted a newly revised peddlers ordinance

Members of the Mount Vernon City Council adopted a revamped version of what is referred to as the “peddlers ordinance” in hopes of attracting new “pop-up” retail vendors in areas of town to be designated at their time of application.

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NETEX gets nod from county to build rail terminal

The Northeast Texas Rural Rail Transportation District (NETEX) requested and received authorization to construct a rail terminal in Franklin County at the Monday, August 27 meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court.

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First county budget hearing today, Thursday, August 23

The first of two public hearings on the proposed Franklin County Budget for 2019 will be this morning, Thursday August 23, 2018 and the second will be Monday, August 27, both at 9 a.m. in the county courtroom of the county courthouse in downtown Mount Vernon.

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Daily appointed as fire marshal, OSSF

Joshua DailyJoshua Daily was appointed  to be the next Fire Marshal and On-Site Septic Facilities Inspector effective January 1, 2019, during the Monday, August 27, meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court.

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Waste station hours expanded during burn ban

Members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court ordered the hours of the county’s solid waste transfer station be expanded while the current ban on outdoor burning continues.

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Citizens voice concerns over rising tax bills, valuations

Three citizens voiced concerns about rising taxes and valuations in particular at the two public hearings on the Franklin County proposed tax rate and 2019 budget.

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Structure fire

Purley volunteer firefighter Wesley Sargent sprays underbrush near the scene of a structure fire on CR 3470Purley volunteer firefighter Wesley Sargent sprays underbrush near the scene of a structure fire on CR 3470 about 1/2 mile from U.S. Hwy. 37 Wednesday, August 8.

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