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Pct. 4 makes dumpsters available

Franklin County Commissioner Pct. 4 Sam Young announced that he will make a dumpster for solid waste disposal available to his constituents during October.

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Traffic stop leads to two arrests

A traffic stop for an expired registration turned into two arrests. One for an outstanding warrant, and the other for drug charges.

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Straight-ticket rule challenged, voter registration deadline Monday

With early voting set to begin in less than two weeks and the voter registration deadline next week, Federal and State courts are tussling over straight-ticket voting.

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Repairs to padded cell okayed, 4H Week declared

Franklin County Commissioners Court members authorized the required repairs on the jail’s padded cell and set October 4 through 10 to celebrate National 4-H Week.

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USDA offering additional assistance to farmers, ranchers

An additional $14 billion for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19 has been made available.

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County looks to reduce autopsy transport costs

Justice of the Peace Robert Zinn asked members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court to consider bidding for contracts for services in transporting bodies for autopsy as a cost cutting measure.

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Rules sent for review to Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept.

A rule issue raised by a property owner in July appears to be leading a domino effect for rules on Lake Cypress Springs causing rules ordered to be submitted to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for review.

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Political rally

Keenan Williams was the featured speaker at a Trump Rally on Saturday, September 26 at the Franklin County Sports Complex.Keenan Williams was the featured speaker at a Trump Rally on Saturday, September 26 at the Franklin County Sports Complex.

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City talks of feral cat control

A growing population of feral cats and what to do about them was the topic of discussion at the last workshop session of the Mount Vernon City Council.

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