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EMS honored with Lights of Life award

Hopkins County EMS honored with Lights of Life awardThe local crew members of the Hopkins County Emergency Medical Services team were among those honored with the presentation of the 2018 Lights of Life award.

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EDC, City okays rental assistance for martial arts studio

The Mount Vernon City Council followed the recommendation of its Economic Development Corporation board and approved a rental assistance grant for Oscar Cruz, doing business as Mount Vernon Martial Arts at 506 W. Main St. in Mount Vernon.

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Incidents with 18 wheelers keep first responders busy

First responders were called to an 18 wheeler on fireFirst responders were called to an 18 wheeler on fire on westbound I-30 around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18. The truck driver was able to pull over onto the shoulder near the 146 entrance ramp and disconnected the cab from the trailer load of hams.

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Tapley says complaint of noise not heard

Rob Tapley told members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court Monday that his repeated complaints of noise are not being heard during the public comment section of the Court’s regular meeting.

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City now accepting HOME program applications

The City of Mount Vernon is accepting applications for the replacement of substandard houses through the HOME Investment Partnerships Program.

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County joins class action suit against opioid companies

Franklin County is joining a number of other East Texas counties in a federal court lawsuit accusing major drug manufacturers and distributors  of fueling an epidemic of opioid addiction now plaguing our county, state and nation.

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Early voting under way for amendments, WISD bond

In person early voting for the General / State Constitutional Amendment Election and Winnsboro ISD Bond Election began Monday and will continue weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, November 3.

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County Hotel Occupancy Tax Board to be reconfigured

The future of the county’s  Hotel Occupancy Tax Board is once again in question after members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court dissolved the board and returned the disbursement to the Court at their meeting Monday.

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Premier Shavings closing

Premier Shavings recently ceased operations after six years in business, according to owner Bob Singer.

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