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ETMC contract terminated, alternatives being explored

ETMC EMS [emergency medical services] will no longer offer ambulance service in Franklin County effective Dec. 31, 2014. As expected, the EMS services are following East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System’s

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Courhouse ribbon cutting

Former County Judge Jerry Hubble and current County Judge Paul Lovier, center, cut the ribbon to celebrate the rededication of the Franklin County Courthouse.Former County Judge Jerry Hubble and current County Judge Paul Lovier, center, cut the ribbon to celebrate the rededication of the Franklin County Courthouse.

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Franklin County joins regional capital public defender group

Franklin County Commissioners Court members had no hesitation in voting unanimously to join the Regional Public Defender for Capital Cases (RPDCC) risk pool.

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Election Identification Certificates available locally

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding Texans in advance of the upcoming November election that Election Identification Certificates (EIC) are available year-round at all Texas driver license offices

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Courthouse rededication ceremonies, tours Saturday

The wooden floors and railings have been refinished and polished in the restored Franklin County CourthouseThe wooden floors and railings have been refinished and polished, the paint has been touched up in all the rooms, and crews are busy dusting and sweeping all the offices in preparation for the

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Call for county hotel, motel 2015 tax funding requests

Organizations that would like to secure funding from the Franklin County Hotel/Motel Tax for 2015 projects must submit an application by Friday, October 10, 2014.

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County offices prepare to return to downtown

The staggering job of moving seven of the county’s busiest offices back to the restored courthouse in downtown Mount Vernon is already being organized.

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Update given on search for county emergency services

Meetings continue, but nothing concrete has been offered with regard to providing emergency medical services and local hospital services in Franklin County after the end of the year.

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Council approves incentive package for Tiger Rx

An economic incentive package of up to $28,010 was approved for Tiger Rx, LLC, headed by John and Denise Case in the Monday, September 8 meeting of the Mount Vernon City Council.

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