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State highway summer maintenance starts Friday

The Texas Department of Transportation’s regular summer “seal coat” program will reach Franklin County Friday, July 13.

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Saluting the flag

J.D. Baumgardner, Bert Edmondson, and Ron Milton pause to salute the American flagJ.D. Baumgardner, Bert Edmondson, and Ron Milton pause to salute the American flag on Wednesday, July 4.

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Courthouse office locations discussed

Planners are getting out their shoehorns to begin the process of fitting county offices back into spaces at the Franklin County Courthouse once restorations are completed.

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United Way sets $55,000 goal, agencies approved for 2013 funding

The United Way of Franklin County set a new goal of $55,000 for its 2012 campaign that will be raised in 2013.

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Equipment fire

Purley Fire Department work to extinguish a farm equipment fireVolunteers with the Purley Fire Department work to extinguish a farm equipment fire at the Hink Post Dairy

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Unemployment filing is free

The Texas Workforce Commission warns Unemployment Insurance claimants to be aware of unscrupulous business operators who may try to charge a fee to file unemployment claims.

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Third quarter clean up begins Saturday

The City of Mount Vernon’s Third Quarter Clean-up is set to begin Saturday, July 7.

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Computer users urged to conduct simple malware diagnostic test

Hundreds of thousands of Internet uses may lose their online access on July 9, 2012,

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City Council adds $15.50 to 1,100 sewer customer bills

The Mount Vernon City Council approved an additional $15.50 sewer fee to residents for the next 30 years to pay off $3.8 million borrowed to repair aging sewer collection lines.

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