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Hayter Engineering hired to prepare for morning glory repair

Hayter Engineering was hired to prepare a design and specifications for the repair of the Morning Glory spillway structure at the dam for Lake Cypress Springs. The Franklin County Water District’s

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Pedestrian parkway, Saturday market comments sought

Main Street Manager Carolyn Teague is seeking comments and constructive input about the idea of starting a second Saturday public market in the  downtown area.

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Wireless in northern Franklin County

Peoples Wireless, a provider of high speed wireless internet, is now offering affordable, quality broadband to underserved rural households in the surrounding Mount Vernon area.

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Golf cart discussion dropped

The proposal to allow golf carts on city streets has apparently been dropped for now after discussion at the Monday night workshop of the Mount Vernon City Council.

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Lavender reminds voters to get photo identification

State Representative Dist. 1 George Lavender reminds voters that photo identification will now be required for voting in person. “After much litigation, the November 5th election will be the inaugural election for photo ID,” said Rep. George Lavender.

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Healthcare management firm hired to reduce county’s costs

A one year contract with Brinson Benefits was approved by the Franklin County Commissioners Court Monday in an effort to cut healthcare costs. The company initially priced their services at $42,000 annually.

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Online auction for Franklin County to start September 25

Franklin County is starting an online auction September 25 to sell surplus items owned by the county and items seized by the Sheriff’s Department. The auction will end at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 16. For more information, see the September 19 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Burn ban lifted after 4.97 inch rain

Franklin County Judge Paul Lovier lifted the ban on outdoor burning Monday, September 23. The action to rescind the ban went into effect upon the judge signing the order at 8:30 a.m.

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TxDOT announces free child safety seat inspection

In an effort to help Texas drivers keep their child passengers properly secured, the Texas Department of Transportation announced it is offering free, year-round child safety seat inspections conducted by certified technicians.

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