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Harvey’s gets autopsy transport, rock-culvert-fuel bids opened

Sam B. Harvey Funeral Home was awarded the contract to provide transportation for bodies ordered for autopsy in Franklin County, and the commissioners reviewed bids for culverts, road materials and fuel.

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Officers quickly detain terroristic threat suspect

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office was alerted by a family member of the suspect of a terroristic threat made against Franklin County public offices, the Child Protective Services offices and the Alba school district around 10:30 a.m. Thursday, November 5.

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Franklin County voters follow Republican ticket

The voters of Franklin County overwhelmingly voted for Republican candidates in the 2020 General Election.

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Recovery of mis-deposited funds underway

A large sum of money was recently deposited into the wrong account at Guaranty Bank & Trust, and the bank is attempting to retrieve the funds.

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Temperatures range wide during October

Franklin County residents have experienced a wide range of temperatures during October 2020, with temperatures fluctuating between 91° and 36° with below average rain falling.

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Basinger appointed to sex assault survivor’s task force

Kim BasingerKim Basinger of Mount Vernon has been appointed by the Office of the Governor to the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Task Force.

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Election Day

Magen Harvey, Deana Van Story, and Erika Marker, employees of area school districts, were waiting to do their civic duty.A short line of voters were in queue waiting for the Pct. 101 polling place at The Hub on Taylor St. to open at 7 a.m. Election Day, Tuesday, November 3.

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Volumetric, sedimentation surveys proposed in budget

The Franklin County Water District’s proposed 2021 budget includes $45,500 for a long requested volumetric and sedimentation survey of Lake Cypress Spring.

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Water district updates record procedures, sells lot

An extensive update of procedures for storing and/or destroying documents was reviewed and approved along with the approval for the sale of a lot long-held by the district during the Franklin County Water District’s recent board meeting.

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