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Funds allocated over objection

The allocation of  $50,200 in county hotel occupancy tax funds was finalized Monday, November 14 by the Franklin County Commissioners Court over the continued objection of Pct. 2 Commissioner Larkin Jumper, who claimed the allocations were an inappropriate use of the funds.

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NASCAR appearance

Tracey Reed, Jimmie Johnson and Noe TellesNASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson stopped by Lowes RDC on Thursday, November 3 to visit with employees.

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Board gets look at 2017 budget, 2016 budget amendments

The Franklin County Water District’s Board of Directors was presented with a no frills, zero capital purchases proposal for the 2017 budget  during their October meeting.

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Franklin County voters turn to Republican ticket

The voters of Franklin County overwhelmingly voted for Republican candidates in the 2016 General Election.

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Early voting ends Friday, General Election Tuesday

In person early voting for the General Election continues from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, November 4, with election day voting on Tuesday, November 8.

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Transportation Summit Wednesday

A Northeast Texas Rural Transportation Summit to share information with the Texas Department of Transportation and discuss the region’s long term transportation needs has been planned next Wednesday, November 9. For information on how to obtain tickets to the event, see the November 3 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Water district seeking applicants to fill board vacancy

The Franklin County Water District is seeking qualified applicants to fill the vacancy on the district’s board of directors left by the resignation of Tim Philhower.

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HOT funding recommendations headed back to commissioners

Members of the Franklin County Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) board approved funding $5,500 of an $11,000 request from the Franklin County Genealogical Society (FCGS) with the lesser amount still available as part of their 2017 recommendations.

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Hotel Occupancy Tax board composition challenged

A chorus of boos greeted a surprised Larkin Jumper after he characterized the county Hotel Motel Occupancy Tax Board as a cousin to the recent NETO scandal.

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