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Water district looks to reissue bonds at lower rate

The Franklin County Water District’s Board of Directors will pursue information and quotes on refinancing more than $2.6 million in outstanding bonds to take advantage of the current historically low interest rates.

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Runoff primary elections rescheduled, local to be decided

Gov. Greg Abbott last week issued a proclamation postponing the runoff primary elections and allowing political subdivisions to put off their elections in conjunction with the state’s ongoing efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID -19.

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Deadlines unchanged for property owners

State mandated deadlines for property owners to file anything, such as applications and protests, with the Franklin County Appraisal District have not been changed.

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Region D seeks comments, nominations for board

The North East Texas Water Region D is seeking written comments on its Initially Prepared 2021 Water Plan and nominations for up to eight expiring seats on the region’s board after cancellation of their public hearing meeting on the water plan last week.

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Sheriff offers delivery to elderly

Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones has offered the service of his staff to help deliver items to people in need.

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Empty shelves

The paper goods aisle at Brookshire’s in Mount VernonThe paper goods aisle at Brookshire’s in Mount Vernon were empty again on Monday, March 23. As quick as store personnel stock items on the shelves, they soon disappear.

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Assistance available in various ways, banks open

Assistance to individuals and businesses is available in a variety of different formats during this time of crisis.

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Officers locate, struggle to contain suspicious person

The Law Enforcement Center dispatch received a call just after midnight on Monday, March 23 with the report of a suspicious person at Love’s Travel Center.

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What does a disaster declaration mean?

Franklin County commissioners voted to enact a disaster declaration and the City of Mount Vernon issued a disaster proclamation, but what does that really mean?

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