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Treasurer completes education seminar

Franklin County Treasurer Betty Sue AllenFranklin County Treasurer Betty Sue Allen joined hundreds of colleagues from around the state at the 47th Annual County Treasurers’ Continuing Education Seminar in Austin, April 15-18.

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Hydro Lift taken from boat slip on Lake Bob Sandlin

A Hydro Lift boat lift was stolen from a boat slip at the Sterling Shores development on Lake Bob Sandlin. It was valued at $3,250.

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Funding addendum signed for local container terminal

An addendum to fund initial work toward the construction of the Franklin County Container Terminal and provide matching funds for a planned federal grant application to complete the build out was unanimously approved by the North East Texas Rural Transportation District Board of Directors Thursday, April 25.

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Action on The HUB meals planned Thursday morning

A proposal to eliminate any “takeout” meals from The HUB, the county operated meal center, will be presented for action by the Franklin County Commissioners Court (Court) at 9 a.m. today, Thursday, May 2, in the County Court Room of the Franklin County Courthouse.

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Traveling across America

Jack HuffmanJack Huffman traveled through Mount Vernon on Tuesday, April 23. He is walking across the U.S. and plans to cover the 2,500 miles from Newport Beach, Calif., to Tybee Island, Ga., in 100 days. Making this journey has been a lifelong dream for Mr. Huffman.

Blowout causes accident between Explorer and 18 wheeler

A blowout caused an accident between an 18 wheeler and a passenger vehicle on I-30A blowout caused an accident between an 18 wheeler and a passenger vehicle on I-30 Saturday, April 27, but no injuries were reported.

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County Road NE 2220 closed due to culvert washout

Frequent rains during the past month have caused flooding in low lying areas of Franklin County and a washout on County Road NE2220 at Cobb Jones Creek.

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City council election is Saturday

Election Day for the Mount Vernon City Council is from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 4.

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Employee pay scale reviewed, website security upgrade made

A security upgrade to the Franklin County Water District’s website and reservation system along with review and changes in the district’s employee classifications and some pay scales were acted on at the board’s April meeting.

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