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Last week of candidate filing starts in school, city elections

The last week of candidate filing for those interested in seeking election to either the Mount Vernon Independent School district or the Mount Vernon City Council will soon be underway.

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Franklin still being reviewed by FEMA

Franklin County is one of six north Texas counties still under review by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for Individual Assistance, announced Texas Governor Greg Abbott Tuesday.

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Two file for city council elections

Incumbents Stephanie Hyman, Place 2, and Ralph Robertson, Place 4, members on the Mount Vernon City Council, have filed for re-election. Incumbents Aaron Sanders and Richard Carr

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Candidates empty their pockets to obtain place on ballo

With the March 1 General Primary Election coming around the final turn, candidates in local races have been emptying their pockets to obtain their respective places.

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Sex offenders need appointment to register

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office will now be conducting Sex Offender registration only on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Those needing to register must call ahead

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Candidate review for local races in the 2016 General Primary Election

Biographical sketches and answers to race specific questions for candidates in local contested races who will appear on the Franklin County March 4 General Primary Election Ballot

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Waterfront homes elevation survey set

The Franklin County Water District (FCWD) is proceeding with having Carollo, a statewide engineering company, to conduct a survey of the more than 1,000 lots along the shore of Lake Cypress Springs

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Total loss

Firefighters attempt to contain the flames that are consuming a mobile homeFirefighters attempt to contain the flames that are consuming a mobile home in the 4500 block of Hwy. 37 in Purley. A passing motorist reported the fire at 10:39 p.m. on Monday, February 8.

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House Fire

A home belonging to Lawrence and Ruth Robinson on CR1030 was destroyed by fire on Saturday, January 30.A home belonging to Lawrence and Ruth Robinson on CR1030 was destroyed by fire on Saturday, January 30. The call came in around 8 p.m. and fire had reached the attic prior to fire fighters arriving on the scene.

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