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Security camera funding approved for commissioners

Franklin County Commissioners on Monday approved  to take up to $10,000 from revenues earned from housing out of county prisoners to purchase security cameras for their use either at their precinct barns or at roadside sites to protect against vandalism and theft.

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Barn fire

A hay barn filled with approximately 400 round bales of hay was a total loss due to a fire on Thursday, July 20A hay barn filled with approximately 400 round bales of hay was a total loss due to a fire on Thursday, July 20 north of the North Service Rd. to I-30 just east of Mount Vernon.

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Crowd gathers for VanDeaver Town Hall Meeting

State Representative Gary VanDeaver’s Town Hall Meeting attracted more than 40 people to the Mount Vernon High School Lecture Hall on Thursday, July 13.State Representative Gary VanDeaver’s Town Hall Meeting attracted more than 40 people to the Mount Vernon High School Lecture Hall on Thursday, July 13.

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Weidman responds to dog issues around lake

Recent dog attacks on smaller pets and aggressiveness toward humans in an area off FM 2723 have raised misconceptions about who has authority to deal with such situations.

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Evans gets life for “pimping” teenager

Otis Justin Evans, IIIThe infringement of some of the ugliness of the world was brought home in the conviction and a sentence of life in prison for Otis Justin Evans, III

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Taxable values up slightly for local entities

The Franklin County Appraisal District released the certified tax rolls to local taxing entities this week.

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House fire

Firefighters work to control a house fire in the 4000 block of CR NW1019 around 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 15.Firefighters work to control a house fire in the 4000 block of CR NW1019 around 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 15.

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More expenses, revenue loss projected by auditor

Projections for additional expenses and slight revenue losses were pointed out by the Franklin County Auditor at the special workshop session of the Franklin County Commissioners Court Monday.

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Council reviews capital purchase requests for 2017-18

The City of Mount Vernon City Council got their first look at the proposed budget for 2017-18 fiscal year Monday night which initially includes about $100,000 in additional revenue and almost $300,000 on a wish list of capital expense items to be honed down.

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