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Wind blamed for vehicle, structure damages

A fence and the back section of the old Mama Jean’s Antiques store on the South Service Rd. were destroyed by a micro down burst and straight line winds on Monday, October 13. A downburst causing sheering and straight line winds has been blamed for the heavy damage to buildings and vehicles just south of I-30 at State Hwy. 37 in the pre-dawn hours of Monday, October 13.

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Cypress Springs approves contracts

The Cypress Springs Special Utility District’s Board of Directors approved contracts for the maintenance of delivery systems for the Cornersville and Pickton water supply corporations at their September meeting.

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2015 motel tax funding requests due soon

The deadline is Friday, October 10, for applications for events to be considered for partial funding from Franklin County’s Hotel/Motel Tax Funds in 2015.

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Facade grants get first round of approvals

The owners of Coe and Company and Saucy Ladies businesses received a nod of approval from the Mount Vernon Landmark Commission at their meeting last Wednesday for facade grants to refurbish the fronts of their buildings.

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Franklin County mild and dry in September

The trend for mild temperatures continued in September with no record highs nor record lows reported in the Franklin County area. The county received below average rainfall with only 0.60 inches measured during the month.

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Water plagues county facilities

Workers with the A.K. Gillis construction company work to repair a portion of the runway at the Franklin County AirportWorkers with the A.K. Gillis construction company work to repair a portion of the runway at the Franklin County Airport that sank during resurface work following a rain storm last week.

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Monday deadline to register to vote

The deadline to register to vote in the Tuesday, November 4 Constitutional Amendment election is Monday, October 6. Individuals who have yet to register may obtain an application from the registrar’s office.

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Funding requests due Friday

The deadline for applications for events to be considered for partial funding from the Franklin County’s Hotel/Motel Tax Fund in 2015 is at 5 p.m. Friday, October 10.

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Moving conundrum

Members of the moving crew wrestled with a large filing cabinet for the District Clerk’s office.Members of the moving crew wrestled with a large filing cabinet for the District Clerk’s office. It would not fit into the courthouse’s elevator, nor the stairwell in the north end of the building.

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