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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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County to assess needed facility work

An assortment of facility maintenance, new construction and signage was discussed at the first meeting of the new year by members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court.

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One record high, rainfall deficit noted during December

One record high temperature was noted during December 2014. Franklin County was also 0.45 inches below average for rainfall for the month, with a 10.71 inch deficit for the entire year.

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Renovations delayed at health center

Renovations at the old hospital building have been delayed due to the discovery of asbestos “in a few areas of the building,” according to Marie Latortue.

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Franklin County swearing in

left to right, Pct. 2 Commissioner Larkin Jumper, Pct. 4 Commissioner Sam Young, Justice of the Peace Jim Alford, County Judge Scott Lee, Treasurer Betty Sue Allen, District Clerk Ellen Jaggers, and County Clerk Betty Crane.Franklin County officials who were elected or re-elected during the November 2014 campaign were sworn into office during a ceremony on Thursday, January 1 in the District Courtroom.

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Rail district asks for letters of support in seeking grant

The Northeast Texas Rural Rail Transportation District (NETEX) provided an update on its efforts to improve rail service within the district.

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Congressman Hall says farewell

As his Congressional service comes to a close, Rep. Ralph Hall (TX-04) released a statement to constituents thanking them for their support during his career. For the full statement, see the January 1 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

City administrator search to continue

The City of Mount Vernon’s search for an administrator is to continue while the Council considers whether or not to combine the offices of city administrator and Economic Development Corporation executive director.

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Lovier honored for judicial education

Paul LovierFranklin County Judge Paul Lovier was honored by the Texas Judicial Academy for going the extra mile to be prepared to handle his duties as an elected official.

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