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Local officers assist Hopkins Co. with two felony arrests

Franklin County deputies and Mount Vernon Police Department patrolmen assisted neighboring departments this week by arresting two men wanted in connection with two violent felony offenses in Hopkins County.

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Increased patrols started for DWIs

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has increased driving while intoxicated (DWI) patrols for an 11-day period that includes the July 4th holiday. From June 27 to July 7,

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City water, sewer, fire, animal control requests total $.5 million

The City of Mount Vernon began its 2014-15 Budget Hearings during the Council’s Monday, June workshop. The four largest departments requested capital purchases and specific funding for $550,085 for the coming budget period

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June temperatures were mild in area

Mild temperatures during June made outdoor activities comfortable in the Franklin County area. No highs nor lows were recorded during the month. The county received 1.81 inches of rain during June,

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Maintenance person for county facilities considered

The increase in the number of buildings and other properties owned by Franklin County has Commissioners Court members considering staffing a full time maintenance person.

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Audit report

Neil Conway of Conway Company CPAs delivered the 2013 audit to the Commissioner’s Court. Neil Conway of Conway Company CPAs delivered the 2013 audit to the Commissioner’s Court. He told the court they had received a “clean and unqualified opinion” on the report. For more details from the meeting, see the June 26 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Local counties sign agreement with NETCAC

County representatives sign Memorandum of Understanding with child advocacy center.A Memorandum of Understanding agreement between the Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center (NETCAC) and representatives of Franklin, Delta, and Hopkins counties was recently signed.

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State business conference in Paris

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) will be the host for Northeast Texas area employers, human resource professionals, business owners and managers at the Texas Business Conference for an employment law update in Paris.

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Fireworks over the lake set for next week

The annual fireworks over Lake Cypress Springs will be Saturday night, July 5. The fireworks display will begin at 9:30 p.m. on July 5 and will be presented by the Boltz family.

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