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Mine closings mean job loss, no tax loss for Franklin County

The announcement late last week of the permanent closing of mining at the Winfield and Thermo mines by Luminant Mining Company, LLC will mean the loss of 80 permanent jobs,

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Voting can be done early or on election day

Voting in the General Primary elections can be done early, either in person or by mail, or on election day March 1. There is one early voting location and eight locations open, two in each Commissioner Precinct,

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Candidates empty their pockets to obtain place on ballo

With the March 1 General Primary Election coming around the final turn, candidates in local races have been emptying their pockets to obtain their respective places.

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Primary early voting begins Tuesday

Early voting by personal appearance in the Republican and Democratic parties’ General Primary elections begins Tuesday, February 16. Early voting ends Friday, February 26.

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Candidate review for local races in the 2016 General Primary Election

Biographical sketches and answers to race specific questions for candidates in local contested races who will appear on the Franklin County March 4 General Primary Election Ballot

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Last week of candidate filing starts in school, city elections

The last week of candidate filing for those interested in seeking election to either the Mount Vernon Independent School district or the Mount Vernon City Council will soon be underway.

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Total loss

Firefighters attempt to contain the flames that are consuming a mobile homeFirefighters attempt to contain the flames that are consuming a mobile home in the 4500 block of Hwy. 37 in Purley. A passing motorist reported the fire at 10:39 p.m. on Monday, February 8.

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Franklin still being reviewed by FEMA

Franklin County is one of six north Texas counties still under review by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for Individual Assistance, announced Texas Governor Greg Abbott Tuesday.

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Two file for city council elections

Incumbents Stephanie Hyman, Place 2, and Ralph Robertson, Place 4, members on the Mount Vernon City Council, have filed for re-election. Incumbents Aaron Sanders and Richard Carr

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