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Ferrell to be new economic director, city administrator

Darreck FerrellDarreck Ferrell has been hired to provide leadership in a dual role as both city administrator and executive director for the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) for the City of Mount Vernon

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NETO removed from jurors’ donation list

Franklin County Commissioners Court members continued their separation from the Northeast Texas Opportunities, Inc. organization with the removal of the nonprofit’s name from the list of approved organizations

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County severs all ties and evicts NETO

Franklin County Commissioners Court members voted unanimously to sever all ties and obligations with Northeast Texas Opportunities, Incorporated (NETO), and to evict the group from the

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Employees honored for service, tenure

Franklin County and its elected officials honored county employees with a barbecue luncheon and prizes recently at the Franklin County Airport Community Hall.

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Infrastructure projects delayed by rain

The City of Mount Vernon has five infrastructure projects underway which are being delayed by the wetter than normal spring weather. The upgrade at the sewage treatment plant,

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Year-to-Date rainfall sets record

A total of 34.8 inches of rain have fallen in Franklin County during the first five months of 2015, edging the previous record by more than an inch. That record was 33.6 inches  measured in 1990.

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Taller lighting questioned by state

The county will need to hire an engineering firm to plat the locations of poles for field lighting at the Franklin County Commissioners Court to verify that the poles meet the requirements of the Franklin County Airport Hazard Zoning Order

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Budget hearing

Members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court listen as Sheriff Ricky Jones explains his budget for fiscal year 2016Members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court listen as Sheriff Ricky Jones explains his budget for fiscal year 2016. The commissioners began the budget hearings on Monday, June 1

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Carry the Load

Employees from Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center and members of Boy Scout Troup 271 help to lead the Carry the Load relay into Mount VernonEmployees from Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center and members of Boy Scout Troup 271 help to lead the Carry the Load relay into Mount Vernon on Friday, May 22.

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