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Rural animal control options discussed

The need for animal control in rural areas of Franklin County led County Judge Scott Lee to ask that an election on the matter be proposed in conjunction with this year’s November General election.

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Techline awarded sports complex lighting bid

Techline, an Austin based company, was awarded the contract to complete the lighting at the two larger fields at the Franklin County Sports Complex for $149,050.

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Hopes revived to save federal funds for new rail port

Roger Feagley, standing at right, executive director of the Sulphur Springs / Hopkins County Economic Development Corporation (SSHC-EDC), received preliminary approval for access to the NETEX rail line for tentative transload facilities at two of its industrial parks.Hopes to salvage a $1.2 million grant for a new project were voiced during the Northeast Texas Rural Rail Transportation (NETEX) District’s first meeting of 2020.

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City makes peddlers changes, postpones health changes

Fees went from annual to monthly for mobile vendors such as food trucks and door to door solicitations setting up at times other than festivals,

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New tax laws went into effect January 1

New property tax laws went into effect January 1 with the goal of slowing the growth of tax increases over time and bringing more transparency to the process.

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Court asserts authority over county owned properties

A contentious issue of control of county property was settled with four of the five members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court (Court) granting a request from David Redar

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Driver dies in one vehicle accident

Kaylee Seabolt Williams, age 30 of Winnsboro, died in a one vehicle accident around 1:30 a.m. Thursday, December 26.

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Industrial Foundation

Jessica Rodriguez was the featured speaker at the annual meeting of the Franklin County Industrial FoundationJessica Rodriguez was the featured speaker at the annual meeting of the Franklin County Industrial Foundation on Friday, January 10.

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Council to meet Monday

The Mount Vernon City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, January 13. to discuss and possibly act on several matters relating to public health and property usage.

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