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County to get communication, TFS grants, buys tech support

County Commissioners approved accepting a Texas Forest Service grant, received word of the award of a communications grant and unanimously approved the purchase of emergency technology support at their regular meeting Monday morning, October 26.

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Franklin County manhunt leads to arrest of kidnapping suspect

Andres RamirezA kidnapping suspect was apprehended as the result of a manhunt by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office in southeastern Franklin County Thursday afternoon, October 22.

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Pedestrian struck in parking lot following family argument

First responders were called to the McDonald’s parking lot on Hwy. 37 for a pedestrian struck by a vehicle around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 13.

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County to seek bids, city support continued

The Franklin County Commissioners Court opted to sometime in the near future go out again for bids to complete the Franklin County Public Health Facility.

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Contract severed for county health building

Franklin County severed its contract with National Development Services, Inc. to build the county health building after it became clear that the December completion deadline would not be met,

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Early voting through Friday, General Election day Tuesday

Pam and Jerry Thompson enter the early voting location for the General Election at the Franklin County East Annex on Hwy. 67.Pam and Jerry Thompson enter the early voting location for the General Election at the Franklin County East Annex on Hwy. 67.

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City, County fourth quarter clean-up continues

The fourth quarter clean-up efforts will continue this week for both the City of Mount Vernon and Franklin County. See the October 22 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for times and locations where dumpsters are available for the public.

General Election early voting continues

Registered voters have made a steady stream into the early voting polls for the 2020 General Election.

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Sheriff’s patrol vehicle struck by 18-wheeler on I-30

A Franklin County patrol vehicle, was struck  by an 18 wheeler.Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Moore did not require medical attention after his patrol vehicle was struck by an 18 wheeler on I-30 around 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, October 14.

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