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Lots of water

Water rushes into Little Creek at the city park during the rain storm on Saturday, May 11Water rushes into Little Creek at the city park during the rain storm on Saturday, May 11. So far this month, 6.77 inches of rain has fallen in Franklin County with more than 23 inches for the year. Both are above average. The record rainfall amount for May is 10.3 inches set in 2007.

Bull causes collision on Hwy. 37

A black bull on a dark roadway caused an accident at 9:30 p.m. Friday, May 3. Chancey Deming, age 31 of Talco, was driving north on Hwy. 37 just north of CR 1030.

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Parker pleads to murder, gets life sentence in Franks’ death

Joshua Anthony ParkerJoshua Anthony Parker pled guilty last Friday to a charge of murder in the stabbing death of Timothy Paul Franks on April 5, 2018. He was sentenced to “life.”

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Lee honored as judicial fellow

Franklin County Judge Scott LeeFranklin County Judge Scott Lee was recently recognized as a Fellow of the Texas Judicial Academy for going beyond the state’s requirements for judicial education.

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Chicken house fire

Fire destroyed a chicken house on CR NE2100Fire destroyed a chicken house on CR NE2100 belonging to Kenneth and Marianne Eng early Tuesday, May 7.

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Marquez to be new deputy for county

Teofile MarquezTeofile Marquez of Mount Pleasant recently began duties as a deputy for the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.

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Take out meals from The Hub meal center come to an end

No takeout meals will be exiting the doors of the county operated meal center, called “The Hub,” after formal action adopting policy and procedures for the center by the Franklin County Commissioners Court in a special session last Thursday.

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Man arrested near softball field

Mount Vernon Police Officers Tresa Stinson and Leah Thomas responded to an incident at the Mount Vernon Lady Tigers softball field around 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 1.

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Michael Long wins Council election

Michael Long received the most votes for the Place 1 seat on the Mount Vernon City Council during the May 4 elections.

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