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Ramsay project approved, Case project waiting for date

One building renovation project received final approval by the Mount Vernon City Council  Monday night. Meanwhile, a second building project awaits a date for a public hearing.

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Citizen group begins push for Child Safety Zones

An effort to establish Child Safety Zones in the city and a push for legislation to give the county the same authority to establish the zones began this week.

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Citizens asked to update their CodeRED information, location

Recent updates in the CodeRED Emergency Notification System software will require verification of information and map coordinates for some Franklin County citizens.

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Fire destroys broiler house

Fire destroyed a broiler house at the Quoc Nguyen farm on Joyce Lane, off FM 3007 in the Scroggins Community Tuesday, April 1. The fire was reported by a passer-by shortly before 7 a.m.

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Storm damage

A barn at the residence of Zach Adams on CR 2220 was blown about two hundred yards.The storm that blew through the Franklin County area on Thursday evening, April 3 created damage due to straight line winds. A barn at the residence of Zach Adams on CR 2220 was blown about two hundred yards. The items that had been inside the barn remained in place.

Mylar Balloons and Kites can damage SWEPCO lines

AEP Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) reminds its customers that metallic coatings on mylar helium balloons and on kites can cause damage to SWEPCO’s electrical system

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Deadline Thursday to register for May voting

The last day for Mount Vernon and Franklin County residents to register to vote for the local city and school elections is Thursday, April 10. Registration is available through the local voter registrar’s office

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Practice safe wildflower viewing

Springtime in Texas is known for the beautiful wildflowers that blanket the fields and roadsides across our state, including the state flower, the Bluebonnet.

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Chewing the pavement

Precinct 4 Commissioner Sam Young directs the operator pushing the “Zipper” machine along Greg St.Precinct 4 Commissioner Sam Young directs the operator pushing the “Zipper” machine along Greg St. The “Zipper” breaks up the asphalt, chews it up and deposits it back onto the street.

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