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Kevin Spence to be general manager for utility district

Kevin SpenceKevin Spence will assume duties as general manager for the Cypress Springs Special Utility District January 1. The district’s board of directors appointed him to succeed Richard Zachary, who is retiring after 30 years with the district, with 28 as general manager.

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County sponsors utility district grant application

Members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court agreed to serve as the sponsoring organization for a $275,000 grant application for water line improvements in the southern portion of Franklin County for the Cypress Springs Special Utility District (CS-SUD).

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Days in Austin with leaders set Feb. 4-5

A Mount Vernon / Franklin County Legislative Day in Austin has been set for February. 4-5, 2015. Those interested in attending this biannual opportunity to visit with local legislators and other of the state’s department heads must notify the organizers no later than Monday, December 22.

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Ambulance service ready to roll in Franklin County

Titus Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) teams are ready to roll in Franklin County when the current provider ceases operations midnight, December 31.

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Stonecypher farewell reception Friday

A final farewell reception to honor Mount Vernon City Administrator Tony Stonecypher has been set from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, December 19 in the council chambers of the Mount Vernon City Hall in downtown.

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Recorded deed scam targets homeowners

A couple of scams have been brought to the attention of Franklin County officials recently. One is about property grant deeds and the other is about a jury duty scam.

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Courthouse Square Initiative outlined for council members

The Courthouse Square Initiative, a new program being developed for Texas Main Street cities, was outlined for members of the Mount Vernon City Council.

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Winnsboro says no to counter proposal for inspection services

The City of Winnsboro rejected a counter proposal for the City of Mount Vernon to provide them building inspection services, according to City Secretary Tina Rose.

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TxDOT slates public transportation meeting

The Texas Department of Transportation will have a meeting on public transportation needs at 10:30 a.m. December 19 in Paris at its district office at 1365 North Main Street.

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