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Industrial Foundation meeting

Members of the Franklin County Industrial Foundation listen as Judge Scott Lee provides an update on County activities on Friday, July 10.Members of the Franklin County Industrial Foundation listen as Judge Scott Lee provides an update on County activities on Friday, July 10.

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Officers successfully capture suspect after foot chase

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office personnel responded to a disturbance on Doss Lane around 3:30 p.m. on Friday, July 10.

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Franklin County currently exempt from mandatory mask order

With COVID-19 cases growing by more than 20,000 people during each of the past two weeks across Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order on Thursday, July 2 requiring all Texans to wear a face covering in public spaces.

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County to get Transportation Infrastructure Fund grant

Franklin County was awarded $208,904 from the State’s County Transportation Infrastructure Fund to be used for road and bridge improvements primarily in areas where oil and gas exploration and/or transport cause excess road wear.

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Disturbances, assaults, top Independence week reports

Disturbances, assaults, and public intoxication were plentiful during the past week in Franklin County. Many instances were reported during Independence Day celebrations, both at Lake Cypress Springs and private residences.

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District approves termination, operation agreements

The termination agreement with Blacklands Railroad and new operating agreement with Northeast Texas Connector, LLC were approved unanimously by members of the Northeast Texas Rural Rail Transportation Board

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Early vote ends Friday, election day Tuesday July 14

Election day in the Runoff Primary Election will be Tuesday, July 14, with early voting in the election continuing through Friday, July 10

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First COVID-19 death reported in Franklin County

The first COVID-19 related in Franklin County was reported Thursday, July 9. The victim was admitted to an unnamed hospital to be treated for other health issues.

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EDC Board to meet tonight July 9

The Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors will meet today, July 9, to elect officers, approve amending the business recovery grant requirements, and discuss other matters.

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