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Early voting under way for amendments, WISD bond

In person early voting for the General / State Constitutional Amendment Election and Winnsboro ISD Bond Election began Monday and will continue weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, November 3.

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Premier Shavings closing

Premier Shavings recently ceased operations after six years in business, according to owner Bob Singer.

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Three Texas power plants closing in 2018

Three Texas coal fired power plants - Monticello, Big Brown and Sandow along with the Three Oaks mine that supports the latter - are being closed in early 2018, taking with them approximately 850 jobs.

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Commissioners Court table hospital building matters

An agenda item calling for hiring a certified appraiser to assess the old hospital property was tabled by members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court after an almost hour long executive session with attorneys.

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Apartments damaged by fire

Steam rolls off the flames that are shooting from the roof of the Mount Vernon Apartments South on Main St. as fire fighters begin to hit the fire with water.A fire was reported at 10:40 p.m. on Sunday, October 15 at the Mount Vernon Apartments South.

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Operation Round Up to benefit local charities

Wood County Electric Cooperative announced a new program, Operation Round Up, to benefit local charitable organizations. The program is simple.

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County HOT board and funding future in question

The future of the Franklin County Hotel-Motel Occupancy Tax Fund, as well as its advisory board, have been brought into question by members of the county’s commissioners court.

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FC-HOT board to recommend $57,500 for local organizations

The Franklin County Hotel-Motel Tax Board approved $57,500 in grants to be recommended for nine of 11 civic groups and businesses applying for the funds at a meeting Tuesday, October 10.

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Jumper resigns from HOT, tax appraisal boards

Franklin County Pct. 2 Commissioner Larkin Jumper resigned as the county’s representative on both the Hotel-Motel Tax Advisory Board and the Tax Appraisal District’s Board of Directors in the regular meeting of the county commissioners court Monday.

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