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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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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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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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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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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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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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