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November weather mild, below average rainfall recorded

November temperatures were mild with no record highs or lows recorded. Below average rainfall was recorded for the month.

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Samson Solar Energy Center now under construction

The Samson Solar Energy Center is currently under construction where Franklin, Lamar, and Red River counties intersect with a portion of the project being in each county.

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Preparations begin for restart on county health building

Planning has again begun in earnest toward constructing a Franklin County Health Building with the selection of a building option, design option and a call for core testing at the Monday meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court.

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Suspect drives over Shop owner’s foot while leaving without paying

An auto repair customer drove over the shop owner’s foot and off the property without paying for repairs on a vehicle around 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 17.

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Rail repairs will be extensive

Workers with Railworks use a backhoe to replace railroad ties along a section of track near  the railroad overpass on Hwy. 37 north. So far this year 701 ties and ballasts have replaced.The extent of needed repairs along the North East Texas Rural Rail District’s line was made known after a recent track inspection by the Federal Railroad Administration, which outlined 121 deficiencies along the track.

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Applications sought to fill board vacancy

The Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation is seeking to fill a vacancy on its board with a community oriented and diversely talented individual by extending the application period through December 10.

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What’s this container depot stuff we keep hearing about?

The Franklin County Container Depot is an initiative that was originally started by the Northeast Texas Rural Rail Transportation for which the Franklin County Commissioners Court

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Park attendant approved, pay increases added

The position of park attendant was approved and increased pay was set for maintenance and lake patrol personnel with the approval of the 2021 budget by the Franklin County Water District’s Board of Directors in their November meeting.

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Controlled burn

North Franklin Volunteer fire fighter Andy Emery walks the perimeter of the scene of a controlled burn.North Franklin Volunteer fire fighter Andy Emery walks the perimeter of the scene of a controlled burn. Several departments were called to the 1000 block of FM 71 in Hagansport on Thursday, November 12,

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