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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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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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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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Geothermal system planned in courthouse renovations

Johnson Drilling from Blue Ridge, Tex. drilled test wells in the parking lot of the courthouseMembers of the Franklin County Commissioners Court made the decision early in the renovation process to pursue a geothermal system.

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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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County seeking traffic controls SH 37 and FM 71, CR NW1030 intesections

Recent accidents along Hwy. 37 prompted members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court to seek traffic controls at two county intersections.

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