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Bean commissioned

Clayton C. Bean earned a bachelor’s degree and was commissioned as a chaplainClayton C. Bean earned a bachelor’s degree and was commissioned as a chaplain in ceremonies on May 4-5, 2012

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Eagle project

Mr. Auringer is constructing horseshoe and washer courtsZachary Auringer, center, receives help from his dad, Dan Auringer, and fellow Boy Scouts, Morgan Taylor and Grayson Sewell, in completing his Eagle Scout project.

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No county fireworks ban

Franklin County Commissioners Court members voted not to ban fireworks during the Independence Holidays at a special meeting Friday.

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List your phone with CodeRed system

Are you missing your weather warning? As of June 1, there were 4,265 Franklin County phone numbers listed with the CodeRed Weather Warning service.

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Mount Vernon High School Graduation ceremonies

Graduates participate in the traditional hat tossCommencement exercises were conducted at Meredith Stadium on Friday, May 25

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Water district board to address regulation issues

Franklin County Water District Board members were asked to address concerns over enforcing rules on release of petroleum products and not building to permitted specifications on Lake Cypress Springs.

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Reckless driver call leads to arrests for felony drugs

Officers display the items confiscated in local drug bust.Local officers responded to a reckless driver report shortly before 3 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, which led to two arrests on multiple felony drug charges.

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Law enforcement joins cyber crime task force

City of Mount Vernon Investigator Berl BridwellFranklin County will be a part of the Dallas Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC).

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Richards is sworn in to his city council seat

Donny Thomas is sworn in to his city council seatDonny Richards is sworn in to his city council seat by City Secretary Tina Rose at the council’s meeting on Tuesday, May 22.

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