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Arrest made in postal “fishing” case

An arrest was made this week in connection with a crime that was first reported in the November 7, 2013 issue of the Optic-Herald. Clinton Keith Hillman, age 28 of Omaha, was arrested by last Tuesday for “fishing” mail out of blue, external postal boxes,

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Sheriff’s vehicles to get six new computers, printers, software

The second round of funding was approved to purchase mobile electronic computer systems for county patrol vehicles during the Monday, January 26 meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court at a cost of $23,913.65.

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Land offered for site to construct animal shelter

The Franklin County Industrial Foundation will donate approximately 5.5 acres of land to Franklin County to construct and operate a new animal shelter.

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County to pay for clean up of asbestos in hospital building

County Treasurer Betty Sue Allen takes notes as Commissioners Danny Chitsey and Sam Young point out problems at the Emergency Medical Services barracks behind the hospitalFranklin County Commissioners Court members agreed to pay an estimated $27,000 in remediation charges to remove asbestos materials from the former hospital building.

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Healthcare coverage could affect your 2014 tax return

The 2015 tax season will be the first time that individuals and families will be asked for some basic information regarding their health insurance on their tax returns.

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Council to back code enforcement

The Mount Vernon City Council gave code enforcement officer and city inspector Mike Browning a pledge of support in his efforts to clean up and make the City of Mount Vernon a better place to live, work and play.

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First Physicians Clinic to remain open for now

ETMC’s First Physician’s Clinic will remain open until the clean-up and renovations at the old hospital building are completed, announced Dr. Jean Latortue and ETMC’s Vice-President of Affiliate Operations Perry Henderson Tuesday.

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Local items recovered after theft ring broken

A multi-county theft ring was broken as Franklin County Sheriff’s investigators worked with Hunt County law enforcement groups over the past two weeks.

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Appointments made, authority given at start of new year

Pct. 2 Commissioner Larking Jumper was tasked with the supervision of the county’s solid waste transfer station located in his precinct as part of the litany of annual business items addressed at the Monday, January 12 meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court.

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