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Allocation hearings for 2014 budget begin

Franklin County budget hearings for the 2014 Budget year begin this afternoon. This is the chance for the various groups and departments to present their reasons behind the individual budget item requests.

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Vegetation targets for hungry insects

Grasshoppers feat on a Paulownia tree in Franklin County.Grasshoppers are shaping up to be a problem for east Texas again this year. As a producer trying to grow hay, or cattle, grasshoppers pose a problem since it is a species that is obtaining readily available forage from your pasture.

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Treasure to trash

This $280,000 McLaren went from someone’s treasure to a pile of rubble in a matter of seconds in a one vehicle accidentThis $280,000 McLaren went from someone’s treasure to a pile of rubble in a matter of seconds in a one vehicle accident on Thursday, June 13. Neither the driver nor the passenger

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Sears promoted to Vice President

Brandon SearsGuaranty Bond Bank announced the promotion of Brandon Sears to Vice President and Location Manager. Sears joined Guaranty Bond Bank in February 2009 as a Management Trainee. He was promoted

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Nine appointed to Franklin County child welfare board

Nine individuals were appointed to the Franklin County Child Protective Services Board at the Monday, June 10 meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court. The length of terms, those to serve as officers

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Jordan Health Services announces new president

Jordan Health Services announced Monday that G. Scott Herman has joined the company in the capacity of president. Mr. Herman brings to Jordan close to 30 year’s experience in the health care field. For more information, see the June 20 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

United Way allocation hearings next week

The annual series of allocation hearings for the Franklin County United Way has been scheduled for Wednesday, June 19 in the First National Bank Board Room. For a listing of times assigned to each entity presenting their request, see the June 13 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

County budget requests due Monday, June 24

Budget requests for the 2014 budget year are to be submitted to the Franklin County Auditor by Monday, June 24. Letters were sent to elected county officials and organizations

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No comment made on council actions

Actions of the Mount Vernon City Council left attendees with more questions than answers Monday night. The Council stood against the deannexation of around 12 acres of property owned by Wilda Scott

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