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County salary step proposal incites heated debate

The reveal of a long-awaited committee proposal for a four-step salary program for the county’s future employees incited heated debate at the Monday, June 8, afternoon workshop session of the Franklin County Commissioner’s Court.

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Nebraska jail escapee captured after vehicle pursuit

Franklin County Deputy Brian Gurley performed a pit maneuver and demobilized the suspect’s vehicleFranklin County Deputy Brian Gurley performed a pit maneuver and demobilized the suspect’s vehicle

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Speed reduction sought on two Franklin County Road

A request for the reduction in the speed limit from 35 to 25 mph for two county roads in a residential area was recently made to the Franklin County Commissioners Court.

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Rail district negotiating new shortline operator contract

The Northeast Texas Rural Rail Transportation District Board of Directors is negotiating with Freedom Rail Group to serve as the district’s “short-line operator” the board announced during a meeting on Thursday, May 28.

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Above average rainfall for May

Rainfall in Franklin County for May 2020 was above average at 8.92 inches. The record is 11.49 inches set in May 2019.

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Godwin Design architect selected for health building

The firm of Godwin Design was first choice for architects to complete plans for a Franklin County Health Building by members of the commissioners’ court at their Tuesday. June 2 meeting.

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Applications sought for COVID relief

The United Way of Franklin County received a $2,600 grant from Truist Financial Corporation to help provide food, shelter, rental and utility payment assistance and health and medical access as necessary in the community for those affected by the pandemic.

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Family intervention goes too far

A family intervention went too far around 10 p.m. Wednesday, May 27 and warrants have been issued as a result.

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Memorial Day rain wreaks havoc on I-30

Heavy rain on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25 created problems for traffic on I-30. A total of 1.38 inches of rain fell at various times throughout the day.

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