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Hot mix batch plant location meets with local opposition

A request for a zoning variance to operate an asphalt batch plant inside the city limits was tabled by the Mount Vernon City Council after property owners near the site took their opportunity to

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Monday deadline to register to vote

The deadline to register to vote in the Tuesday, November 3 Constitutional Amendment election is Monday, October 5. Individuals who have yet to register may obtain an application from the registrar’s office.

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Franklin County hopes to solve library’s wifi issues

Franklin County’s Commissioners Court members are hoping that a separation and increase in bandwidth for internet service will solve the wifi woes at the Franklin County Library

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Lowe’s open house

Richard Carr helps himself to some lemonade at Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center’s open house on Thursday, September 24.Richard Carr helps himself to some lemonade at Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center’s open house on Thursday, September 24. The event was part of Lowe’s 20 year anniversary celebration.

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County included in disaster designation

Franklin County is one of a dozen Texas counties to be designated as a primary natural disaster area by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) due to losses and damages caused by recent drought.

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Ban on outdoor burning reinstated

A ban on outdoor burning was reinstated at the Monday, September 28 meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court with the county’s overall Keetch-Byram Drought Index exceeding 700 for the county.

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Condemnation process continued by city

The condemnation process will continue on the structure at 505 W. Main, even though the owner, Ron Barker, has already begun demolition. The Mount Vernon City Council chose to keep

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Sheriff’s office recovers $7,000 in stolen guns

The Franklin County Sheriff’s office recovered six guns, two fishing poles,  and other assorted items that were stolenThe Franklin County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) recovered more than $7,000 worth of  guns that had been reported as stolen on September 6. A group of hunters had traveled to Franklin County

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State Rep. VanDeaver will be here Tuesday

NTCC President Brad Johnson, Franklin County  Judge Scott Lee, Dist. 1 Texas Rep. Gary VanDeaver,  and retired District Judge Lanny Ramsay.District 1 Texas State Representative Gary VanDeaver will return to Franklin County Tuesday, September 22 to meet with constituents in a Town Hall meeting from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

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