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School, city, water district election day is Saturday

More than 1,200 early voting ballots were cast in elections for the Mount Vernon Independent School District’s Board of Trustees, City of Mount Vernon’s council, and Franklin County Water District’s Pct. 4 Director.

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County Government Month celebrated

Ellen Jaggers, Sue Ann Harper, Betty Sue Allen; second row, Betty Ruth Crane, Scott Lee, Larkin Jumper; and back row, Charlie Emerson and Jerry Cooper pause to say hats off to all county employees for jobs well done.Franklin County officials donned caps to showcase how the county is building a safe and secure community during County Government month following the second monthly meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court Monday, April 24.

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Missing Arkansas child found in Franklin County

Franklin County Sheriff, Ricky Jones reported that he and his deputies assisted the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the recovery of a missing child from Searcy County, Arkansas on Wednesday, April 19th.

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Nominations open for Star of Texas award

Governor Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that nominations are currently being accepted for the 2017 Star of Texas Award.

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District looking into spillway restoration cost

Carollo Engineers, Inc. has been authorized to do an hydraulic analysis to determine the alternatives available to the Franklin County Water District to restore the emergency spillway for Lake Cypress Springs to its original design at a maximum cost of $62,000.

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City to request joint meeting with Commissioners Court

The Mount Vernon City Council will ask for a joint meeting with members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court to hopefully work out differences between the two entities

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Early voting continues in three local elections

Early voting will continue in-person through Tuesday, May 2 in the Mount Vernon Independent School District Board of Trustees, Mount Vernon City Council Place 1 and Franklin County Water District Place 4 elections.

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Budget overrun, new development announced

Rising costs for indigent health care and a proposed new residential development on Lake Bob Sandlin in Franklin County were causes for concern for Franklin County Commissioners Court at their meeting this week.

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Voters have options for IDs at polls

The Office of the Texas Secretary of State reminds voters who do not possess and cannot reasonably obtain a form of approved photo ID that they now have additional options when voting in person.

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