Fri09042015

Last updateFri, 04 Sep 2015 2pm

Back You are here: Home News News

News

City police pay below area average

Keeping quality, caring peace officers in Mount Vernon is made harder with a pay rate that is between $2.26 and $2.72 below the average pay for officers in other area cities, according to

Read more: City police pay below area average

Auditor: Indigent Defense Fund - a runaway train

Franklin County Auditor Tina Phillips referred to the Indigent Defense Fund as a runaway freight train during 2016 budget discussions with the Commissioners Court. The Court is preparing to

Read more: Auditor: Indigent Defense Fund - a runaway train

District to require five feet between structures

The Franklin County Water District during its July meeting implemented an amendment to the district’s regulations on distance between piers and boathouses on Lake Cypress Springs

Read more: District to require five feet between structures

County wide burn ban issued

The issuance of a 90 day ban on outdoor burning was not soon enough to prevent the firemen from being called out to no less than 10 wild fires last week. The ban was issued by the Franklin

Read more: County wide burn ban issued

Job description okayed, applications being accepted

The job description for a maintenance/parks and recreation employee was approved with a broader use of the manpower at the Monday, August 10 meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court.

Read more: Job description okayed, applications being accepted

Raging fire

Volunteer firefighters work to contain a fire in the Eagle Point subdivision at Lake Cypress SpringsVolunteer firefighters work to contain a fire in the Eagle Point subdivision at Lake Cypress Springs around 9 p.m. on Monday, August 17. The fire threatened to spread to the trees, but the

Read more: Raging fire

Head Start to get office space in Multi-Purpose Building

Franklin County Commissioner Court members gave tentative approval for the Community Development Institute (CDI) Head Start to have office space in the local Multi-Purpose Building

Read more: Head Start to get office space in Multi-Purpose Building

Food bank serves 3,834, clients

The Community Food Bank of Franklin County has served 3,834 clients in 1,406 families this year through the first week of July. The local service organization was found to be fully in compliance

Read more: Food bank serves 3,834, clients

Major water break reported Saturday

A major water break was reported Saturday evening, and was isolated without an interruption of service to Mount Vernon water customers. City crews were awaiting the arrival of a clamp

Read more: Major water break reported Saturday