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Jail contracts, dispatch software upgrades approved

A new contract to house Collin County prisoners, a contract for additional dispatch software, and payment for cameras in the county’s patrol vehicles topped the list of action items at Tuesday morning’s meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court.

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Election ratified, officers elected, pump truck sold

The Franklin County Water District’s Board of Directors ratified election results, selected officers for the board, and heard the manager’s report, including the “windfall” sell of an old pump truck during their May meeting.

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Series of third party cloud contracts okay, plan needed

Commissioners for Franklin County approved a series of contracts for the cloud hosting service between the county, NETDATA, the Sulphur Springs Police Department and seven other entities at their Monday morning meeting.

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County budget workshop set, requests for funds by June 1

The 2020 budget process will begin for the county with workshop sessions at 1 p.m. Monday, June 24 and at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 25 in the county courtroom at the Franklin County Courthouse.

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Suspect caught after high speed chase on I-30

Several police officers and sheriff’s deputies joined the effort to stop a vehicle around 7 p.m. Saturday, May 11. Police Officer Cameron Robinson attempted to make a traffic stop on a 2000 dark blue Chevy Camaro at the Hwy. 37 and I-30 intersection.

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Rail grant use proposed for action

A proposal to allocate the Transload Rail Port grant funds from the Federal Economic Development Administration will be considered at the Thursday, May 23 meeting of the Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation’s Board of Directors.

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New members take oath, requirement added for grant

Newly elected members of the Mount Vernon City Council, Steve Hammons, Chock Yates, and Michael Long, took their oath of officeNewly elected members of the Mount Vernon City Council, Steve Hammons, Chock Yates, and Michael Long, took their oath of office, and their review of a new investment incentive lead to an additional requirement for grant seekers in their regular Monday night meeting.

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Seizure to blame for single vehicle wreck

A driver having a seizure was the cause of a single vehicle accident was reported around 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 1 at the 147 exit ramp off I-30.A driver having a seizure was the cause of a single vehicle accident was reported around 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 1 at the 147 exit ramp off I-30.

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Officials look at new way approach to funding capital

David Mendez, with the firm of Bickerstaff Health Delgado Acosta, LLP, offered a new approach to funding capital purchases to elected officials in the Monday afternoon session of the Franklin County Commissioners Court.

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