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Deadline today to register to vote

Today, Thursday, April 9, is the last day for Mount Vernon and Franklin County residents to register to vote in the local school elections. Voters will go to the polls on Saturday, May 9

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City, County clean-up efforts to begin Saturday

Spring clean-up efforts are set to begin county-wide this week, with an extended time period at certain locations. The City of Mount Vernon  will begin a 13-day effort Saturday, April 11 and continue Monday through Saturday, April 13-18 and 20-25.

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County transfer station hours being reduced

The hours of operation for the Franklin County solid waste transfer station are being cut in half until further notice due to the lack of available manpower.

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Deadline April 9 to vote in May elections

The last day for Mount Vernon and Franklin County residents to register to vote in the local school elections will be Thursday, April 9. Registration is available through the local voter registrar’s office.

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Water main break

TxDOT workers help to pave over a portion of Holbrook St. after a water main break was repaired.TxDOT workers help to pave over a portion of Holbrook St. after a water main break was repaired. City of Mount Vernon personnel worked much of the day on

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Franklin County Water District looking at future facade change

The Franklin County Water District Board of Directors asked for more ideas on design and quotes to consider management’s proposal to reconstruct the district’s two building facades

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City council turned down by management prospect

Members of the Mount Vernon City Council offered the dual city manager and economic development executive director position to former city manager Tony Stonecypher last week, and he turned them down.

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Circus ride

Queen Jocee Neal, Little Miss Rebekah McQueen, and Junior Queen Bugz Panther. Members of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Posse Royalty got to ride an elephant into the first show of the circus on Monday, March 30. Those participating were Queen Jocee Neal, Little Miss Rebekah McQueen, and Junior Queen Bugz Panther.

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Drug raids net $100,000 in meth

Chief Deputy Chris Mars, Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones, and Deputy J.D. Jackson survey the cache of drugs and paraphernalia that was collected during a drug raidChief Deputy Chris Mars, Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones, and Deputy J.D. Jackson survey the cache of drugs and paraphernalia that was collected during a drug raid at a residence

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