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Less than inch of rain recorded in September

For the second month in a row, less than an inch of rain was recorded in Franklin County during the month of September. The average rainfall during September is 3.65 inches and 0.95 inches was recorded.

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Satellite phone okayed for county’s emergency manager

A contract to provide a satellite phone and service for the Franklin County Emergency Management Officer (EMO), Robert Zinn, was approved in the Monday meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court.

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Lowe’s open house

Richard Carr helps himself to some lemonade at Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center’s open house on Thursday, September 24.Richard Carr helps himself to some lemonade at Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center’s open house on Thursday, September 24. The event was part of Lowe’s 20 year anniversary celebration.

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Scott, a champion for vision loss, announces retirement

Judy Castle ScottThe American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) announced that Judy Castle Scott, a longtime champion and pioneer in the field of vision loss, retired October 2, after 46 years of distinguished service.

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Ban on outdoor burning reinstated

A ban on outdoor burning was reinstated at the Monday, September 28 meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court with the county’s overall Keetch-Byram Drought Index exceeding 700 for the county.

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Hot mix batch plant location meets with local opposition

A request for a zoning variance to operate an asphalt batch plant inside the city limits was tabled by the Mount Vernon City Council after property owners near the site took their opportunity to

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Sheriff’s office recovers $7,000 in stolen guns

The Franklin County Sheriff’s office recovered six guns, two fishing poles,  and other assorted items that were stolenThe Franklin County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) recovered more than $7,000 worth of  guns that had been reported as stolen on September 6. A group of hunters had traveled to Franklin County

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Monday deadline to register to vote

The deadline to register to vote in the Tuesday, November 3 Constitutional Amendment election is Monday, October 5. Individuals who have yet to register may obtain an application from the registrar’s office.

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Franklin County hopes to solve library’s wifi issues

Franklin County’s Commissioners Court members are hoping that a separation and increase in bandwidth for internet service will solve the wifi woes at the Franklin County Library

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