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Suspected armed robber nabbed three days after bank heist

Chief Deputy Chris Mars, at right, escorts suspect Bobby Wayne Lance into the Franklkin County Sheriff’s OfficeChief Deputy Chris Mars, at right, escorts suspect Bobby Wayne Lance into the Franklkin County Sheriff’s Office on Monday, November 23 to be booked in and arraigned in connection with the armed robbery

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Cypress Branch of First National Bank robbed

The Cypress Branch of the First National Bank of Mount Vernon on Hwy. 115 was robbed at 1:20 p.m. on Tuesday, November 17. The suspect, with a medium to dark complexion, was wearing

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Voter turnout low for amemendments

Voter turnout for the General / State Constitutional Amendment Election on November 3 was low. A total of 805 Franklin County citizens trudged to the polls to complete a ballot.

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Sheriff rounds up drug dealers

Franklin County Sheriff Investigator Robert Zinn, City Police Investigator Josh Daily and Chief Deputy Chris Mars prepare to enter an apartment on Hwy. 67 east to serve a warrant on an alleged drug dealer. Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones rounded up individuals who have been selling either methamphetamine or prescription drugs illegally in the Franklin County area last week. The raids were

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Jail to get visual remote visitation system for multi-use

Visual electronic visitation for inmates and a multitude of other functions were approved, along with a five year contract extension with current inmate phone service provider City Tel-Coin Company, Inc. by the Franklin County Commissioners Court

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VanDeaver named “Champion for Free Enterprise”

State Rep. Gary VanDeaver was named a “Champion for Free Enterprise” by the Texas Association of Business (TAB) for supporting Texas business and job growth during the 2015 session of the Texas Legislature.

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City residents to get poly-carts, trash contract extended 5 years

By February 2016 customers of the city’s solid waste contract will be getting a new poly-cart trash container for use in curb side pick ups. The Mount Vernon City Council approved the use of the poly-carts

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Guaranty named a Top Performing Bank in 2015

Guaranty Bancshares Inc., parent company of Guaranty Bank & Trust, announced  that the 2015 Bank Director Magazine  Bank Performance Scorecard has named Guaranty as a Top Performing Bank.

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Sheriff raids illegal gambling operations

City of Mount Vernon Police Officers stand guard at the entrance of the Food Mart on Main St. while other officers raid an illegal gambling operation on the premises.City of Mount Vernon Police Officers stand guard at the entrance of the Food Mart on Main St. while other officers raid an illegal gambling operation on the premises.

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