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Texas 2-1-1

Many Franklin County residents are seeking assistance through the 2-1-1 Texas Agency.

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The Republican Women of Northeast Texas attended an annual planning retreat at the Selah Inn on January 14

Republican Women of Northeast TexasThe Republican Women of Northeast Texas attended an annual planning retreat at the Selah Inn on January 14.

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Bridge closed on FM 69 north of I-30

The Texas Department of Transportation and its contractor, East Texas Bridge and Road, have closed a portion of FM 69 north of I-30.

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County agrees to continue clean-up after NETO fire

Members of the Franklin county Commissioners Court agreed to continue general clean up at the Multi-Purpose Building, which recently  burned on Taylor St.

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Business workshops planned

The Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation, Main Street Mount Vernon, and the Small Business Development Center at Northeast Texas Community College have joined forces to conduct workshops for retail businesses and restaurants in the Franklin County Area.

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Library’s fine forgiveness is a “Sweetheart of a Deal”

The Franklin County Library has a sweetheart of a deal for patrons from now through Tuesday, Feb. 14.

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City, school filings of candidates begin

Filing will begin Saturday for those interested in becoming a candidate for a position as Mount Vernon mayor and  its City Council or the Mount Vernon Independent School District’s Board of Trustees.

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Above average rainfall recorded, Lake Cypress Springs remains below normal

In January 2012, 4.89 inches of rain fell, which is 1.94 inches above the average of 2.95 inches.

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Comptroller finds Appraisal District in compliance

Patty Young, Annetta Hamilton, front row; Russell McCurdy, Genea Burnaman, and Alan Blair, back row. The Franklin County Appraisal District received notification this week that they were in compliance with the Methods and Assistance Program requirements.

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