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Voting precinct chairmen registrations begin

Political party candidates for voting precinct chairmen positions can file for election in the 2018 General Primary Election now through Monday, December 11, 2017.

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Commissioners adopt 2018 budget, set 2017 tax rate

The 2018 Franklin County Budget and 2017 ad valorem tax rate to support it was adopted by members of the Commissioners Court by a vote of 4:1, after no fanfare from the public in any of three public hearings on the subject.

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Whittaker acquitted by jury of two child sex offenses

Matthew Clayton Whittaker was acquitted of all child sex charges after four and a half hours of deliberations by a Franklin County jury last week.

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Call for county hotel/motel 2018 tax funding requests

Organizations that would like to secure Franklin County Hotel/Motel Tax funding for 2018 projects must submit an application for consideration.

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Rainfall record set in August

It was a very wet first half of the month of August in Franklin County, and 10.68 inches of rain fell during the month, with 5.7 falling on August 13.

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State road work to begin Monday

Texas Department of Transportation officials advised motorists traveling in its northeastern Paris District to watch for temporary road work beginning Monday, September 11.

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No budget, tax rate opposition voiced at hearings

No opposition has been voiced to either the Franklin County nor the City of Mount Vernon budgets or tax rates during official public hearings.

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Budgets, tax rates rule Monday agendas

Franklin County Commissioners Court members are set to adopt the 2018 budget and the 2017 tax rate to help fund it, while the City of Mount Vernon will conduct its second public hearing on its proposed budget and tax rate, both at their respective meetings Monday, September 11.

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Hurricane relief

Brenda Sprayberry, Jeff Nickolson, and Mikayla Marlowe accept bottled water and diapers from Candy Wilhite as they load a bus with supplies for victims of Hurricane Harvey.Brenda Sprayberry, Jeff Nickolson, and Mikayla Marlowe accept bottled water and diapers from Candy Wilhite as they load a bus with supplies for victims of Hurricane Harvey.

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