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Rain from Laura helps boost August total above average

Rain from Hurricane Laura during the last week of the month, plus a second round of showers over the weekend, helped to boost Franklin County above average for rainfall for the month of August.

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Health building contract increased to $1,070,108

The cost of the Franklin County Health Building has increased to $1,070,108 and was agreed to in an emergency meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court Thursday, August 27.

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Officers busy with assault, theft cases last week

Assault and theft cases kept local law enforcement busy during the past week.

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Seven cases cleared in district court

Seven cases were cleared from the docket of the Eighth Judicial District Court by presiding Judge Eddie Northcutt in Franklin County during the Friday, August 7 and 21 court settings.

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Citizens show interest in container depot project

Citizens attended special public hearings to asked questions about the container depot project proposed by Franklin County Commissioners Court this week.

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Vehicle damages fence, license plate left at scene

Around 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 21, Todd Lindley reported that a vehicle had caused property damage in the 800 block of the Northeast Access Rd. on Friday, August 21.

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No zoning change, staff matters conducted in open session

A request for a zoning change died for lack of a motion, and an agenda executive session was conducted in an open meeting by staff request.

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Budget amended to fund EDC, tax rate proposed

Piezometer readings / study may be a protracted process before final fixes are recommended on surface sluffing on the dam at Lake Cypress Springs.

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Budget amended to fund EDC, tax rate proposed

The Franklin County Commissioners Court formally proposed a “no new revenue” tax rate and amended the current year’s budget to fund the start-up costs for the newly established Franklin County Economic Development Corporation on Monday, Aug. 24.

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