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Record rainfall for month of May

Rainfall in Franklin County for May 2019 set a record of 11.49 inches over the previous record of 10.3 inches set in May 2007.

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Blacklands seeks $1 million in damages from rail district

The Blacklands Railroad is seeking a million dollars in damages and other compensation from the Northeast Texas Rural Rail Transportation District (NETEX) in a civil lawsuit filed in the 62nd District Court in Hopkins County.

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20 years on the job

Brook Bussell receives a certificate from County Clerk Betty Crane to commemorate her 20th anniversary of working for Franklin County.Brook Bussell receives a certificate from County Clerk Betty Crane to commemorate her 20th anniversary of working for Franklin County.

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EF-2 tornado hits Franklin County

crews with Franklin County worked to clear debris from CR 4426.The National Weather Service has determined that an EF-2 tornado struck the southeast corner of Franklin County during the series of storms that moved through the area Wednesday, May 29.

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Jail contracts, dispatch software upgrades approved

A new contract to house Collin County prisoners, a contract for additional dispatch software, and payment for cameras in the county’s patrol vehicles topped the list of action items at Tuesday morning’s meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court.

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EDC tables rail funding, elects officers

The Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors tabled action on funds for the local rail port project, elected officers, and heard appeals for funding for downtown building and sidewalk improvements at its May meeting.

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Election ratified, officers elected, pump truck sold

The Franklin County Water District’s Board of Directors ratified election results, selected officers for the board, and heard the manager’s report, including the “windfall” sell of an old pump truck during their May meeting.

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Rail board to meet

The Northeast Texas Rural Rail Transportation District’s (NETEX) Board of Directors will meet at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6,

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County budget workshop set, requests for funds by June 1

The 2020 budget process will begin for the county with workshop sessions at 1 p.m. Monday, June 24 and at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 25 in the county courtroom at the Franklin County Courthouse.

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