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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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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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City installs first phase of radio-read city water meters

Water meter reader/installer Amie Steen and City Administrator Tony Stonecypher show off one of the new radio-read water meters now in use by the City.Water meter reader/installer Amie Steen and City Administrator Tony Stonecypher show off one of the new radio-read water meters now in use by the City.

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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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Bridge replacement projects to begin

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is at work again improving roadways in Northeast Texas. Included in the 2014 summer upgrades are three county road bridges in Franklin and Hopkins counties at a cost of more than $683,000.

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BBB warns of top five Summer scams

Summer is a great time to take that long-overdue vacation or make much-needed home repairs, but as the weather heats up, so does unscrupulous activity.

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Commissioners send road petition back for changes and resigning

Van Stanley, a land owner, finds he is still without protection in accessing 42 acres of land-locked property. A petition presented to the Franklin County Commissioner’s Court at their regular meeting Monday, June 9 was determined not to meet legal requirements for such requests.

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City water leak prompts preemptive valve installation

The discovery of a small leak has prompted preemptive plans for a cutoff valve installation to protect business water users along the south service road to I-30 both east and west of Hwy. 37.

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Allocation hearings for county’s 2015 Budget Monday, Tuesday

Franklin County budget hearings for the 2015 Budget year have been set for Monday and Tuesday, June 16 and 17. This is the chance for the various groups and departments to present their reasons behind the individual budget item requests.

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