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Double tickets issued after driver causes wreck

Deputies Chris Mars and Brantin Carr check on the occupants of a 2005 Pontiac Vibe damaged in an accident on I-30Robin Latesky, age 21 of Arlington, received two tickets from DPS after being found at fault in an accident on I-30 near the 150 mile marker around 12: 20 p.m. on Thursday, May 25.

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More figures needed before reaching agreement with city

County Commissioners Court members are stalled in discussions about an inter-local agreement between the county and City of Mount Vernon for exchange of services and payment for services.

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Water district swearing in

Sheila Donica administers the oath of office to new board member Sandy Dennis and returning members Gary Cunningham and Billy JordanSheila Donica administers the oath of office to new board member Sandy Dennis and returning members Gary Cunningham and Billy Jordan prior to the May board meeting on Tuesday, May 16. The members were seated and participated in the regular meeting.

Mild May weather sets one record low

The weather in Franklin County during May 2017 was fairly mild with below average rain, no highs, and only one low temperature record noted.

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Chamber event bill pulled from payment

A bill for up to $15,000 in Franklin County Hotel Occupancy Tax  (HOT) funds was pulled from the bills to be paid by the Franklin County Commissioners Court on Monday after Pct. 1 Commissioner Larkin Jumper refused to support the payment.

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Opinion being sought, county appoints access administrator

An Attorney General Opinion is being sought concerning access to restricted county/district court funds.

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City, county conduct meeting, seek mutual aid relationship

The City of Mount Vernon’s Council and Franklin County Commissioners Court members met at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 22The City of Mount Vernon’s Council and Franklin County Commissioners Court members met at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 22 to begin to “mend fences” and “move forward” with a joint plan to meet the needs of the city and county in a more efficient and economical way.

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Patrol vehicle given to county law enforcement by Winfield

Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones accepts delivery of a 2017 Ford ExplorerThe City of Winfield has donated a new patrol vehicle to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office as they prepare to close their police department because of the loss of funding.

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Treasurer access to all county bank accounts challenged

Franklin County Commissioners Court members gave authorization to the county treasurer to have permanent access to all accounts under the County’s Employer Identification Number (EIN) over the objections of several county officials.

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