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Judge files disaster declaration

Franklin County Judge Scott Lee issued a resolution declaring a state of disaster for Franklin County Monday, December 14. The action followed a preliminary damage assessment resulting

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No repeal of ordinance restricting sexual offenders

The repeal of the city’s current ordinance restricting sexual offenders from living within 1,000 feet of a place where children gather was left on the table Monday night despite the threat of a law suit

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Tips to avoid vehicle theft during the holiday season

The Texas Department of Public Safety is reminding Texans about the potential for vehicle thefts during the holiday season and is advising individuals to take extra precautions to guard against possible auto thefts.

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Five file for county office prior to deadline

Five candidates filed for county office for the 2016 General Primary elections with Franklin County Republican Party County Chairman Bert Edmondson, two within hours of the final deadline on Monday evening.

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Guaranty Bank selected as 2016 Best Company to Work for in Texas

Guaranty Bank and Trust was recently named as one of the 2016 Best Companies to Work for in Texas. The awards program was created in 2006 and is a project of Texas Monthly,

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Tornado destroys homes, damages dairy operations

Three mobile homes were reduced to a pile of rubble by an EF-2 tornado on Saturday, Dec. 12. A tornado skipped through southwestern Franklin County just after 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 12 destroying four mobile homes, a brick home, and severely damaging several other homes and dairy operations on its path.

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Light pole fire

Firefighters watch as puffs of smoke escape from one of the light poles at the Brookshires parking lot around 5 p.m. on Friday, December 4.Firefighters watch as puffs of smoke escape from one of the light poles at the Brookshires parking lot around 5 p.m. on Friday, December 4. They had to wait for customers to move their cars

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Farm Bureau has 35 yrs. of growth

The Franklin County Farm Bureau was recognized for 35 years of continuous gain in memberships by the Texas Farm Bureau (TFB). County Farm Bureaus across the state were recognized for

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Candidate filing deadline Monday for March primaries

The deadline for filing in the 2016 General Primary Election is 6 p.m. Monday, December 14. Thus far, all those seeking county office have filed with the Republican Party.

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