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Courthouse to re-open in September 2014

Cameron Kern with Hale and Associates attaches conduit to a wall on the main floor of the courthouse.Cameron Kern with Hale and Associates attaches conduit to a wall on the main floor of the courthouse. The electrical work is progressing rapidly. Bill Wilson of MMI General Contractors assured members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court that the courthouse would re-open in September 2014.

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Future county road projects prioritized

Franklin County Commissioners turned in their annual road reports for the Franklin County Grand Jury during their workshop session Monday afternoon, January 6.

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Workshop Monday on new type of reinvestment zone

A workshop on proposed County Energy Transportation Reinvestment Zones (CETRZ) has been set for 1 p.m. Monday, January 6 at the East Courthouse Annex, 502 E. Main St., Mount Vernon.

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Business taxpayer seminars available

During the month of January, the Comptroller’s office will conduct 14 free taxpayer seminars across the state. The closest seminars for Franklin County business owners are in Tyler, Lufkin and Dallas.

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City’s alcohol election tops 2013 headlines

The election to bring beer and wine sales to Mount Vernon and its positive economic effects topped headlines for 2013. Also making headlines were the construction of three business structures at the intersection of I-30 and Hwy. 37,

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Freeze causes water issues

City crews worked much of the day Sunday  and into the evening to repair a broken water main.More than a week long period of below freezing temperatures at night and several daytime high temperatures below freezing have begun to cause problems with public and private water pipes.

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Matus, Mayberry bring 35 years of experience to department

Steve Matus and Ron MayberryThe employment of Steve Matus and Ron Mayberry as deputies with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office adds more than 35 years of combined law enforcement experience to the department.

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Building renovation project forwarded to city council

The Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation approved a project submitted for Ramsay Properties, Inc. for the organization’s Existing Business Structure Assistance Program (EBSA).

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City sales tax up 30 percent for quarter

The City of Mount Vernon finished 2013 with an increase in sales tax both for the quarter and for the year. Meanwhile, surrounding cities report nominal gains to dramatic drops for the same period.

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