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Hicks, Daphne Prairie receive Lone Star Land Steward Award

TPWD Vice Chairman Ralph Duggins,  Lone Star Land Steward honoree B. F. Hicks, and TPWD Executive Eirector Carter SmithB. F. Hicks, local attorney, historian and conservationist, was honored with the Lone Star Land Steward Award.

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Courthouse bids high, price meeting called

A special meeting has been called by the Franklin County Commissioners Court to set a new “guaranteed maximum price” for the latest work on the Franklin County Courthouse.

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Council to seek attorney’s advice on three issues

The Mount Vernon City Council is seeking advice from the city attorney regarding three previous agenda items.

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Carry the Load support grows

Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones and Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department Brush trucks 1 and 2 lead the Carry the Load Relay into town on Hwy. 67The show of support for the Carry the Load project grew to about 200 walkers, about triple that of last years participants, as they passed through Franklin County last Friday.

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United Way funding applications sought

The United Way of Franklin County is accepting applications from qualified organizations seeking funding from the local agency in 2014.

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Fire protection rating may raise insurance

The latest review of fire protection in southern Franklin County may cause an increase in fire insurance

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Genea Burnaman is registered professional appraiser

Genea BurnamanGenea Burnaman recently completed the final certification required as a chief appraiser for certification as a Registered Professional Appraiser.

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City fire hydrant testing underway

The Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department will be testing the fire hydrants within the city limits for the next two months.

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Child welfare board to be appointed

Members of the reorganized Franklin County Child Welfare Board are expected to be appointed at the next meeting of the County Commissioner’s Court

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