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Franklin totals 27 COVID-19 cases

According to the Department of State Health Services there have now been 27 COVID-19 virus cases confirmed in Franklin County.

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Pickup rearends construction vehicle

A pickup towing a trailer entered a construction zone on I-30 and struck a construction vehicle with a mounted stinger.A pickup towing a trailer entered a construction zone on I-30 and struck a construction vehicle with a mounted stinger.

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County salary step proposal incites heated debate

The reveal of a long-awaited committee proposal for a four-step salary program for the county’s future employees incited heated debate at the Monday, June 8, afternoon workshop session of the Franklin County Commissioner’s Court.

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County approves contracts for architects, ambulance services

Contracts for architectural services from Godwin Design Architects ($49, 250) for the COVID-19 Response Building and a revised contract with Hopkins County EMS for ambulance services ($129,900 annually) were unanimously approved Monday, June 8 by members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court.

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Nebraska jail escapee captured after vehicle pursuit

Franklin County Deputy Brian Gurley performed a pit maneuver and demobilized the suspect’s vehicleFranklin County Deputy Brian Gurley performed a pit maneuver and demobilized the suspect’s vehicle

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Motorcycle rider dies in accident on FM 3007

Officers responded to a fatal motorcycle accident around noon on Saturday, June 6 on FM 3007 near CR SE4375.

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Rail district negotiating new shortline operator contract

The Northeast Texas Rural Rail Transportation District Board of Directors is negotiating with Freedom Rail Group to serve as the district’s “short-line operator” the board announced during a meeting on Thursday, May 28.

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Drowning reported at Lake Cypress Springs

Franklin County Sheriff’s Officers recovered the body of Barry Wayne Rancifer of Little Rock, Ark. from Lake Cypress Springs around 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3.

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Godwin Design architect selected for health building

The firm of Godwin Design was first choice for architects to complete plans for a Franklin County Health Building by members of the commissioners’ court at their Tuesday. June 2 meeting.

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