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Early voting continues in General Election

In person early voting for the Run-off Primary Election continues from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, October 30. Election day voting is set for Tuesday, Nov. 3.

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Miss Mount Vernon Pageant canceled

Around 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 13, the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce announced they would be canceling the 52nd annual Miss Mount Vernon Scholarship Pageant that has been set for Saturday, October 17.

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County computers hit with Ransomware demand

Franklin County’s computer systems were hit by Ransomware on Saturday, October 3, which forced law enforcement personnel to keep written reports of every call they handled.

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Air conditioner lift

A helicopter from Five State Helicopter Service lifts one of 75 air conditioning units to the roof of the Lowe’s Regional Distribution CenterA helicopter from Five State Helicopter Service lifts one of 75 air conditioning units to the roof of the Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center on Sunday, October 11.

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Early voting to begin Tuesday

Early voting by personal appearance in the November General Election begins Tuesday, October 13 and continues through Friday, October 30.

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Management company makes pitch to handle rail interests

Railway Auditing & Management Services, Inc. (RAMS) offered to serve as the management company for the North East Texas Rural Rail Transportation District to its board Thursday.

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County to seek proposals for use of health building space

Franklin County is expected to call for proposals to use the public portion / clinic side of the Franklin County Public Health Building now under construction.

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Rep. VanDeaver plans 2020 Listening Tour

Representative Gary VanDeaver wants to connect with everyone in House District 1 despite the current pandemic. He is taking this year’s listening tour on-line.

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Above average rainfall, mild temperatures recorded in September

Above average rainfall and no record high nor low temperatures were recorded in Franklin County during the month of September.

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