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Jumper defeats Medders in Pct. 2 Commissioner’s race

Republican nominee Larkin Jumper defeated Republican write-in candidate Keith Medders for the Pct. 2 Commissioners seat in the only local contested race on the General Election ballot Tuesday.

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Increase in security cost approved

An increase in the cost of the  burglar alarms and panic alarms for county offices was authorized in the Monday, October 27 meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court.

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Races, amendment keep local voter interest

State races should keep voter interest despite a lack of locally contested seats in next week’s November 4 General Election for candidates and an amendment to the Texas State Constitution.

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Alco Stores file for bankruptcy

Alco Stores, Inc. recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division. The company is blaming a lingering economic slowdown and

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Train vs. 18 wheeler

The impact separated the trailer’s cab from the frame. The cab came to rest against a tree and fence row as seen on the left side of the photo.A train collided with a Pilgrim’s Feed truck at a private railroad crossing in southern Franklin County between CR SE 4430 and CR SE 4425 on Tuesday, October 28.

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Winfield annexation into county raises concerns

The extension of the City of Winfield’s city limits into Franklin County raised concerns over possible affects over future development of land along I-30 and Hwy. 67.

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Alston named DPS Trooper of the Year

DPS Trooper William “Phillip” Alston was named Trooper of the Year for 2014 and was also presented the Director’s Citation for his help in apprehending a fugitive and protecting the lives of civilians.

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Rabid skunk confirmed in county

The confirmation of a rabid skunk was received this week by the staff at the Mount Vernon Veterinary Clinic. The skunk was observed near a residence in the southwestern portion of the county

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Hospital employees get 60 day notice

About 100 employees at ETMC hospitals in Mount Vernon and Gilmer received formal letters notifying them of the pending termination of their jobs last week.

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