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City makes peddlers changes, postpones health changes

Fees went from annual to monthly for mobile vendors such as food trucks and door to door solicitations setting up at times other than festivals,

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Court asserts authority over county owned properties

A contentious issue of control of county property was settled with four of the five members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court (Court) granting a request from David Redar

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Driver dies in one vehicle accident

Kaylee Seabolt Williams, age 30 of Winnsboro, died in a one vehicle accident around 1:30 a.m. Thursday, December 26.

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Industrial Foundation

Jessica Rodriguez was the featured speaker at the annual meeting of the Franklin County Industrial FoundationJessica Rodriguez was the featured speaker at the annual meeting of the Franklin County Industrial Foundation on Friday, January 10.

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Council to meet Monday

The Mount Vernon City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, January 13. to discuss and possibly act on several matters relating to public health and property usage.

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Hopes revived to save federal funds for new rail port

Roger Feagley, standing at right, executive director of the Sulphur Springs / Hopkins County Economic Development Corporation (SSHC-EDC), received preliminary approval for access to the NETEX rail line for tentative transload facilities at two of its industrial parks.Hopes to salvage a $1.2 million grant for a new project were voiced during the Northeast Texas Rural Rail Transportation (NETEX) District’s first meeting of 2020.

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Lighting bids delayed until Monday court

The two bids received concerning sports complex light poles are expected to be brought to the Franklin County Commissioners Court for possible action at their meeting at 9 a.m. Monday, January 13.

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New tax laws went into effect January 1

New property tax laws went into effect January 1 with the goal of slowing the growth of tax increases over time and bringing more transparency to the process.

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Missing Scroggins teen found in Upshur County

Authorities began a search for a missing 17 year-old female from Scroggins. Bianca Mooney was reported missing around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, January 5.

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