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Sick days, office at hospital, CodeRed contract top discussions

The renewal of the CodeRed emergency alert service contract, office use at the old hospital building, and employee sick days use and donations policy were the top discussion items at the Tuesday, Dec. 26, meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court.

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Ballot position drawings made for locally contested races

Franklin County Republican Chairman Bert Edmondson, at right, works with County Clerk Betty Crain as they draw names for positions on the General Primary Election Ballot.Franklin County Republican Chairman Bert Edmondson, at right, works with County Clerk Betty Crain as they draw names for positions on the General Primary Election Ballot.

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Burn ban lifted after rain received

Franklin County Judge Scott Lee issued an order Tuesday, Dec. 19, lifting an emergency ban on outdoor burning in Franklin County just six days after being put into effect when rains brought much needed relief to the northeast Texas area.

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Comptroller’s office unveils new unclaimed property website

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds Texans to search for their unclaimed money this holiday season with the Unclaimed Property Division’s new and improved website, ClaimitTexas.org.

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Natural gas outage chills customers

A fleet of CenterPoint Energy service trucks staged at Little Creek Park on Wednesday, December 13.A fleet of CenterPoint Energy service trucks staged at Little Creek Park on Wednesday, December 13. The Mount Vernon area was without natural gas service for approximately 24 hours last week from Tuesday, December 12 until late Wednesday, December 13.

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Give the gift of safe travel

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding drivers that by staying sober and following basic traffic laws, they can give their fellow motorists the gift of safe travels this season.

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Potential plant expansion announced

The potential expansion of an area manufacturing plant into Mount Vernon/Franklin County with the possibility of 150-300 new jobs was announced in Franklin County Commissioners Court Monday morning.

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Water district adopts/amends budgets, retains audit firm

The Franklin County Water District Board of Directors adopted the district’s 2018 Budget, made amendments to the 2017 Budget, and approved the contract for their outside audit at their last meeting of the year.

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Thirteen candidates file as Republican for local offices

Thirteen candidates filed with the Republican Party for county or local party offices before the 6 p.m. deadline Monday, December 11.

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