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Additional funding approved for depot

Additional expenditures of up to $15,990 were approved by the Franklin County Commissioners for expenses related to the container depot project at their Monday meeting.

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Tire fire

Mount Vernon volunteer fire fighters responded to a fire in the 200 block of CR NE2220 around 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 9.Mount Vernon volunteer fire fighters responded to a fire in the 200 block of CR NE2220 around 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 9.

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Man arrested for assault

A disturbance was reported at a residence in the 1500 block of CR NE2210 around 11 p.m. on Wednesday, December 2. The next morning around 10 a.m., a second disturbance was reported at the residence.

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Bids awarded for broadband increase

The Federal Communications Commission Monday announced that almost 600 Franklin County homes or businesses are among those that will benefit

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Weatherization assistance offered

The Texoma Council of Governments is offering a free weatherization assistance program for low income Franklin County families.

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Award goes to East Texas bank

The Texas Bankers Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Texas Bankers Association, presented a Cornerstone Award to The First National Bank of East Texas,

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Huddleston appointed to vacant seat on city council

Mark Huddleston was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Mount Vernon City Council in a special called session last week.

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Local Farm Bureau has 40 years’ growth

The Franklin County Farm Bureau was recognized for 40 years of continuous gain in memberships by the Texas Farm Bureau during the group’s 87th annual meeting.

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Pennsylvania couple arrested on multiple charges after traffic stop

A couple from Pennsylvania was arrested on multiple charges following a traffic stop on I-30 around 9 p.m. Saturday, November 28.

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