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Tall Tree North targeted for next water line upgrade

Residents in the Tall Tree North subdivision will be the recipients of the next water line upgrade project by the Cypress Springs Special Utility District. Members of the CS-SUD Board of Directors

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County appeals for water for Sports Complex

Three members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court met with 11 members of the Cypress Springs Special Utility District’s Board of Directors last week. The Court appealed to the CS-SUD board to support the youth by providing reduced rate water for the Franklin County Sports Complex.

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State inspectors find no deficiencies at local jail

The Franklin County Jail passed its 2013 inspection by the Texas Commission on Jail Standards without a single negative comment or deficiency. The latest inspection was Wednesday, Sept. 25, with official certification received last week.

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DPS to make voter ID cards at East Annex

Representatives from the Texas Department of Public Safety will be at the Franklin County East Annex on Thursday, October 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to make Voter Identification Cards.

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Monticello attains 11 million safe hours

Charles Koudelka welcomes the crowd celebrating 11 million safe hours.The Monticello Power Plant celebrated 11 million safe work hours last week. That means 21 years without a lost-time injury. A lost time injury is an incident that causes an absence from work beyond the day or shift the injury occurred.

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Water district demands resolution

The Franklin County Water District (FCWD) has retained the services of Strasburg and Price, LLP to demand a resolution to continued erosion problems following the rehabilitation project on the dam at Lake Cypress Springs.

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Local child welfare board reorganized, ready to serve

left to right, Jennifer Beene, Linda Hammond, Cynthia Kent, Ronda Weatherford, Nancy Gadlin, Stevie Jo Evans, and Larry ColemanThe Franklin County Child Welfare Board recently reorganized and is now back to the business of serving children in temporary and family placed long-term foster care from Franklin County.

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Reduced funding from hotel tax committee

The Franklin County Hotel Occupancy Tax Advisory Committee is recommending a reduction in the amount funded to organizations in 2014. The recommendation is primarily due to the amounts requested exceeding the $35,000 in anticipated hotel tax funds next year.

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City, county clean-up continues

The city and county-wide Fall Clean-up continues through Saturday, October 12. It is not too late to take advantage of the free disposal. None of the collection sites will accept tires or commercial refuse from construction sites. For a listing of disposal options, see the October 10 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.