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Water and sewer rate increases proposed for fall

An increase of seven cents for water and six cents for sewer per 1,000 gallons used over the initial amount included in the minimum charges was proposed in Monday’s workshop session.

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Guaranty Bancshares, Inc. Added to Russell 2000 Index

Guaranty Bancshares, Inc., the holding company for Guaranty Bank & Trust, announced that the company has been added to the Russell 2000 Index.

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Collections sought for almost $65,000 in revolving loans

Franklin County Commissioners Court members moved forward in attempting to collect more than $64,309 in arrears payments from its Economic Development Revolving Loan Fund by hiring the law firm of Flowers and Davis at last week’s meeting.

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Leaders express concerns over special legislative agenda

Leaders of both the local city and county government bodies agree on their concerns over the litany of items on the Texas State Legislative special session agenda with the potential to severely affect funding in coming years.

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Eleven sentenced, three serve time in NETO fraud cases

Eleven former employees of Northeast Texas Opportunities, Inc. (NETO) have now entered pleas, were found guilty of fraud, and have been sentenced, with three reporting for federal prison time;

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Payment to Pct. 2 demanded before agreement with city

County Commissioners Court members by consensus are insisting that the City of Mount Vernon pay $12,857 to Pct. 2 for road materials used for work on Bell and Church streets

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TxDOT to work on I-30

According to Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones, TxDOT will begin construction on portions of I-30 later this week.

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Powerful collision

First responders work to extract an 18 wheeler driver from the crushed cab of his truck.First responders work to extract an 18 wheeler driver from the crushed cab of his truck. The truck rammed the back of the truck in the distance so hard that both sets of back axles came loose.

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County Commissioners approve HOT payment to Chamber

After several presentations and much discussion, members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court approved, on a 3-1 vote, a $15,000 payment to the Chamber of Commerce  (COC) from the Hotel Motel Tax fund (HOT).

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