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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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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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BBB warns of top five Summer scams

Summer is a great time to take that long-overdue vacation or make much-needed home repairs, but as the weather heats up, so does unscrupulous activity.

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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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City water leak prompts preemptive valve installation

The discovery of a small leak has prompted preemptive plans for a cutoff valve installation to protect business water users along the south service road to I-30 both east and west of Hwy. 37.

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County payroll discrepancies explained to commissioners

Franklin County Treasurer Betty Sue Allen explained to members of the Commissioner’s Court about issues with tax withholding and insurance deductions for county employees at the June 23 meeting.

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City installs first phase of radio-read city water meters

Water meter reader/installer Amie Steen and City Administrator Tony Stonecypher show off one of the new radio-read water meters now in use by the City.Water meter reader/installer Amie Steen and City Administrator Tony Stonecypher show off one of the new radio-read water meters now in use by the City.

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Crack down on repeat garage, yard, estate sales coming

A crackdown on people conducting more than three garage/yard/estate sales at the same location in the City of Mount Vernon is planned.

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Bridge replacement projects to begin

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is at work again improving roadways in Northeast Texas. Included in the 2014 summer upgrades are three county road bridges in Franklin and Hopkins counties at a cost of more than $683,000.

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