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Additional $17,130 okayed for airport maintenance project

Bids for runway work at the Franklin County Airport came in about $175,000 over the projected $700,000 estimate. As a result the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) requested an additional $17,130 from Franklin County as their portion of the overage.

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Judge Lovier honored for education efforts

Franklin County Judge Paul Lovier was honored by the Texas Judicial Academy for going the extra mile to be prepared to handle his duties as county judge.

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Preservation Month tours planned Monday

Preservation Month will kick off with the first public tours of the renovation project at the Franklin County Courthouse and a light hearted tour of the older section of the Mount Vernon City Cemetery Monday evening, May 5.

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County to seek full time agriculture extension agent

Franklin County does not want to share. Commissioners Court members voted to fund a full time county agriculture agent at their Monday, April 28 meeting. The county has shared an ag and family/consumer science county agent with Delta County for about 10 years.

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Storm damage

Craig Greenberg tackles the removal of a limb that fell from the top portion of a tree onto his Main Street lawn during the fast moving storm that hit Mount Vernon late Sunday, April 27.Craig Greenberg tackles the removal of a limb that fell from the top portion of a tree onto his Main Street lawn during the fast moving storm that hit Mount Vernon late Sunday, April 27.

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Economic incentives approved by city council for two projects

The Mount Vernon City Council approved an Existing Business Structure Assistance (EBSA) Program grant to Brad and Stephanie Hyman for renovation and restoration work on the Fleming Building on the southwest corner of Main and Houston streets.

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Early voting through Tuesday in city, school, bond elections

Early voting will continue through Tuesday, May 6 in three local elections. More than 350 early voting ballots have been cast in person in the elections.

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Ford named Tyler’s Firefighter of the Year

Matt FordMatt Ford of Mount Vernon was recently named the Tyler Fire Department’s Firefighter of the Year. “If you could hand pick someone to be by your side, on the hose line, searching a building or in the trenches, Matt is one of the top picks in our department,” Fire Chief Tim Johnson said in announcing the award.

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Zoning exception approved for private daycare, school

A special zoning exception to allow the construction of a building for a private day-care and school at 530 Yates St. was approved by the Mount Vernon City Council Monday, April 14.

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