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Gas leak downtown

Mount Vernon Fire Chief Jeremy Cox talks on a radio as the streets around downtown Mount Vernon were blocked offMount Vernon Fire Chief Jeremy Cox talks on a radio as the streets around downtown Mount Vernon were blocked off on Thursday, October 6.

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Guilty of murder

Chief Jailer Robert Moore shackles the foot of James Arthur Crawford prior to returning him to the Franklin County Jail after a jury found him guilty of murder in the death of  Kenneth Raley.Chief Jailer Robert Moore shackles the foot of James Arthur Crawford prior to returning him to the Franklin County Jail after a jury found him guilty of murder in the death of  Kenneth Raley.

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Remodeling of dispatch area authorized by commissioners

Remodeling of the service and 9-1-1 dispatch center at the Franklin County Law Enforcement Center complex was authorized by members of the county’s Commissioners Court at their regular meeting Monday.

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Voter registration deadline is Tuesday for general election

The deadline to be registered in order to qualify to vote in the 2016 General Election is Tuesday, October 11. Any changes to a voter’s existing registration should be made by the same date.

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Philhower announces resignation from water district board

Tim PhilhowerTim Philhower, Pct. 4 Director on the Franklin County Water District’s Board, announced last week that he would retire after 12 years on the board, including about half that time as president.

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Capital murder in second week

The trial of  James Arthur Crawford, III for capital murder in the beating death of 75 year-old Kenneth Raley at his home in Mount Vernon is into its eighth day.

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Backing the Blue

Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones, center, along with several other officers, accepts a $600 donation to help offset the cost of ballistic vests panels and helmets.Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones, center, along with several other officers, accepts a $600 donation to help offset the cost of ballistic vests panels and helmets.

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Jail passes inspection with no deficiencies

The Franklin County Jail passed its 2016 inspection by the Texas Commission on Jail Standards without a single  deficiency.

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Herrera promoted to County Investigator

Leopoldo “Leo” HerreraLeopoldo “Leo” Herrera has been promoted to County Investigator with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department.

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