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Year-to-Date rainfall sets record

A total of 34.8 inches of rain have fallen in Franklin County during the first five months of 2015, edging the previous record by more than an inch. That record was 33.6 inches  measured in 1990.

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Budget hearing

Members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court listen as Sheriff Ricky Jones explains his budget for fiscal year 2016Members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court listen as Sheriff Ricky Jones explains his budget for fiscal year 2016. The commissioners began the budget hearings on Monday, June 1

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Carry the Load

Employees from Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center and members of Boy Scout Troup 271 help to lead the Carry the Load relay into Mount VernonEmployees from Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center and members of Boy Scout Troup 271 help to lead the Carry the Load relay into Mount Vernon on Friday, May 22.

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County severs all ties and evicts NETO

Franklin County Commissioners Court members voted unanimously to sever all ties and obligations with Northeast Texas Opportunities, Incorporated (NETO), and to evict the group from the

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Clearing a log jam

A crew from TxDOT works to clear a log jam against the bridge crossing the Sulphur River on Tuesday, May 26.A crew from TxDOT works to clear a log jam against the bridge crossing the Sulphur River on Tuesday, May 26. Strong storms passed through Franklin County on Monday evening causing wind damage and

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Infrastructure projects delayed by rain

The City of Mount Vernon has five infrastructure projects underway which are being delayed by the wetter than normal spring weather. The upgrade at the sewage treatment plant,

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Help first responders to keep hydrated

With the hot summer months approaching, Brookshire’s has once again teamed up with Gatorade to keep local emergency first responders hydrated as they work to keep communities safe.

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Taller lighting questioned by state

The county will need to hire an engineering firm to plat the locations of poles for field lighting at the Franklin County Commissioners Court to verify that the poles meet the requirements of the Franklin County Airport Hazard Zoning Order

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Safe Boating Week focus for Memorial Day weekend

Safe Boating Week, May 16-23 nationally and in Texas as proclaimed by Gov. Greg Abbott, and partners across the country are advocating safe and responsible boating as Texans head to the water this weekend.

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