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Ferrells to be greeted with reception

Darrek Ferrell and his wife, LindsayDarrek Ferrell and his wife, Lindsay, will be welcomed to the community at a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, June  26  at the City Hall’s Council Chambers in downtown Mount Vernon.

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Report of alligator sighting debunked

A Facebook post falsely reporting the local sighting of an alligator over the weekend spurred a flurry of phone calls and a text to the offices of the Franklin County Water District (FCWD) Monday.

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NETO forensic audit delivered

Forensic auditor Neil Phillips walked members of the NETO board step by step through his firm’s report for financial activities through Sept. 30, 2014Forensic auditor Neil Phillips walked members of the NETO board step by step through his firm’s report for financial activities through Sept. 30, 2014 during a meeting on Wednesday, June 10.

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Logan resigns from NETO

Beverly Logan confirmed Tuesday that she had submitted a letter of resignation as executive director at the financially troubled Northeast Texas Opportunities, Inc.,

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Guaranty Bank named Texas Treasure Business

Guaranty Bank and Trust (GBT) received the Texas Treasure Business award from the Texas Historic Commission last week. The award recognizes businesses that have provided employment opportunities

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June is fireworks eye safety month

June is Fireworks Eye Safety Awareness Month, and July 4 is just around the corner. Consumers can avoid injury by leaving fireworks to the professionals. Children are the most common victims of firework accidents,

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Noncompliant lighted sign removed when appeal fails

The Franklin County Water District’s Board of Directors did not intervene in an appeal of the general manager’s decision to require the removal of a red lighted sign in violation

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Operation costs rising for county

The county commissioners and judge expressed concerns as income from various revenues has fallen, and operating costs continue to increase for Franklin County.

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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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