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Hopes revived to save federal funds for new rail port

Roger Feagley, standing at right, executive director of the Sulphur Springs / Hopkins County Economic Development Corporation (SSHC-EDC), received preliminary approval for access to the NETEX rail line for tentative transload facilities at two of its industrial parks.Hopes to salvage a $1.2 million grant for a new project were voiced during the Northeast Texas Rural Rail Transportation (NETEX) District’s first meeting of 2020.

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New tax laws went into effect January 1

New property tax laws went into effect January 1 with the goal of slowing the growth of tax increases over time and bringing more transparency to the process.

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Missing Scroggins teen found in Upshur County

Authorities began a search for a missing 17 year-old female from Scroggins. Bianca Mooney was reported missing around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, January 5.

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Driver dies in one vehicle accident

Kaylee Seabolt Williams, age 30 of Winnsboro, died in a one vehicle accident around 1:30 a.m. Thursday, December 26.

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Clean-up continues through Saturday

The First Quarter Clean-up continues through Saturday, January 11, for residents of the City of Mount Vernon as fair weather and long days offer additional time for outdoor efforts to spruce-up and clean-up properties.

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Council to meet Monday

The Mount Vernon City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, January 13. to discuss and possibly act on several matters relating to public health and property usage.

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December weather was mild, dry

Temperatures in Franklin County were mild during December with one record high and just over an inch of rain falling in the area.

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Lighting bids delayed until Monday court

The two bids received concerning sports complex light poles are expected to be brought to the Franklin County Commissioners Court for possible action at their meeting at 9 a.m. Monday, January 13.

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Suspect escapes custody, recaptured nearby

Following a traffic stop on I-30 on Saturday, December 28, a suspect managed to escape and was recaptured a short time later.

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