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Taxable values up slightly for local taxing entities

The Franklin County Appraisal District released the certified tax rolls to local taxing entities last week.

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Candidate meet and greet

Travis Ransom, current mayor of Atlanta, Tex., chats with other candidates at a Meet and Greet on Saturday, July 25Travis Ransom, current mayor of Atlanta, Tex., chats with other candidates at a Meet and Greet on Saturday, July 25 at the Alamo Mission Museum.

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Board hears 5B Burger Co., health building plans, approves grant change

Plans for the “5B Burger Co.” eatery and the Franklin County Health Building were heard,

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Switch installation

Troy Masengill, the City of Mount Vernon Water Plant Manager, at right, watches as workers with Hale Electric install an automatic transfer switch on Thursday, July 23.Troy Masengill, the City of Mount Vernon Water Plant Manager, at right, watches as workers with Hale Electric install an automatic transfer switch on Thursday, July 23.

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Antique T-bucket roadster stolen from residence

A 1975 Ford T-bucket Roadster was reported stolen just after 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 18. Paul Sanchez noticed the vehicle, valued at $7,500, was missing from the carport of his residence in the 400 block of FM 1519.

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Six cases cleared in district court

Six cases were cleared from the docket of the Eighth Judicial District Court by presiding Judge Eddie Northcutt in Franklin County during the Friday, July 17 court setting.

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Water conservation requested Thursday

The City of Mount Vernon has asked citizens to conserve water all day on Thursday, July 23.

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Concerns over proposed electric transmission lines

Property owners concerned about the location of transmission lines proposed by Samson Solar Energy, LLC, electrified the atmosphere at the Franklin County Commissioners Court on Monday, July 13.

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NETEX customers meet new rail operator personnel

Mike SalekPast, present and future patrons of the Northeast Texas Rural Rail Transportation District’s rail line, along with most board members,

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