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County joins class action suit against opioid companies

Franklin County is joining a number of other East Texas counties in a federal court lawsuit accusing major drug manufacturers and distributors  of fueling an epidemic of opioid addiction now plaguing our county, state and nation.

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County Hotel Occupancy Tax Board to be reconfigured

The future of the county’s  Hotel Occupancy Tax Board is once again in question after members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court dissolved the board and returned the disbursement to the Court at their meeting Monday.

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Premier Shavings closing

Premier Shavings recently ceased operations after six years in business, according to owner Bob Singer.

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Incidents with 18 wheelers keep first responders busy

First responders were called to an 18 wheeler on fireFirst responders were called to an 18 wheeler on fire on westbound I-30 around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18. The truck driver was able to pull over onto the shoulder near the 146 entrance ramp and disconnected the cab from the trailer load of hams.

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Commissioners Court table hospital building matters

An agenda item calling for hiring a certified appraiser to assess the old hospital property was tabled by members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court after an almost hour long executive session with attorneys.

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City now accepting HOME program applications

The City of Mount Vernon is accepting applications for the replacement of substandard houses through the HOME Investment Partnerships Program.

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Operation Round Up to benefit local charities

Wood County Electric Cooperative announced a new program, Operation Round Up, to benefit local charitable organizations. The program is simple.

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Early voting under way for amendments, WISD bond

In person early voting for the General / State Constitutional Amendment Election and Winnsboro ISD Bond Election began Monday and will continue weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, November 3.

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FC-HOT board to recommend $57,500 for local organizations

The Franklin County Hotel-Motel Tax Board approved $57,500 in grants to be recommended for nine of 11 civic groups and businesses applying for the funds at a meeting Tuesday, October 10.

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