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Early voting tops 300, election day Saturday

More than 300 early voting ballots have been cast in elections for the City of Mount Vernon.

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Briggs is honored alumni of Texas A&M

Ridley BriggsE. Ridley Briggs of Mount Vernon was named a Distinguished Alumnus of Texas A&M University.

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Honoring the fallen in West, Texas

Colin Clasby and Wesley Sergeant of the Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department and Andy Emery of the North Franklin Volunteer Fire Department drove MVVFD’s Brush Truck 1 in the procession to honor the fallen firefightersColin Clasby and Wesley Sergeant of the Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department and Andy Emery of the North Franklin Volunteer Fire Department drove MVVFD’s Brush Truck 1 in the procession to honor the fallen firefighters on Thursday, April 25.

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New fire danger flags presented

Brian Pope, Chris Rhoades, Judge Paul Lovier and Salvador Machado display one of the flags presented to the county by the Texas Forestry ServiceFive new fire warning flags were presented to Franklin County by Texas Forestry Service District personnel Monday.

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Big start on early voting in elections

Record balloting in the first two days of early voting in elections for the City of Mount Vernon were reported.

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Four record lows recorded, below average rainfall reported

Four record low temperatures and below average rainfall were recorded in April 2013 in Franklin County.

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Three move into new homes

City Administrator Tony Stonecypher, home owner  Faye Ellis, Councilman Ralph Robertson, home owner  Beralton Fountain, Councilwoman Saundra Dunn  and Mayor Margaret Sears.Fay Ellis, Beralton Fountain and Stella Chandler were presented keys to their new homes from the City of Mount Vernon last Thursday, April 25.

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Four candidates vie for three positions on city council

The May 11, 2013 ballot for the Mount Vernon City Council shows four candidates vying for three positions.

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2013 Annual Relay for Life is celebration of living

The seventh annual American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Franklin County is a celebration of cancer survivorship and a fun way to raise vital funds needed to help find a cure for cancer.

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