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Local child welfare board reorganized, ready to serve

left to right, Jennifer Beene, Linda Hammond, Cynthia Kent, Ronda Weatherford, Nancy Gadlin, Stevie Jo Evans, and Larry ColemanThe Franklin County Child Welfare Board recently reorganized and is now back to the business of serving children in temporary and family placed long-term foster care from Franklin County.

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City, county clean-up continues

The city and county-wide Fall Clean-up continues through Saturday, October 12. It is not too late to take advantage of the free disposal. None of the collection sites will accept tires or commercial refuse from construction sites. For a listing of disposal options, see the October 10 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Golf cart discussion dropped

The proposal to allow golf carts on city streets has apparently been dropped for now after discussion at the Monday night workshop of the Mount Vernon City Council.

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Multi-county burglary ring broken through cooperation with surrounding counties

A three county burglary ring was broken last week through joint efforts of law enforcement officers in Franklin, Titus and Camp counties, Sheriff Ricky Jones announced.

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Healthcare management firm hired to reduce county’s costs

A one year contract with Brinson Benefits was approved by the Franklin County Commissioners Court Monday in an effort to cut healthcare costs. The company initially priced their services at $42,000 annually.

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Hayter Engineering hired to prepare for morning glory repair

Hayter Engineering was hired to prepare a design and specifications for the repair of the Morning Glory spillway structure at the dam for Lake Cypress Springs. The Franklin County Water District’s

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Burn ban lifted after 4.97 inch rain

Franklin County Judge Paul Lovier lifted the ban on outdoor burning Monday, September 23. The action to rescind the ban went into effect upon the judge signing the order at 8:30 a.m.

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Pedestrian parkway, Saturday market comments sought

Main Street Manager Carolyn Teague is seeking comments and constructive input about the idea of starting a second Saturday public market in the  downtown area.

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Wireless in northern Franklin County

Peoples Wireless, a provider of high speed wireless internet, is now offering affordable, quality broadband to underserved rural households in the surrounding Mount Vernon area.

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