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Schneider resigns from council

Councilman Russell Schneider has resigned his Place 5 seat on the Mount Vernon City Council effective last Wednesday, November 16 listing unspecified personal reasons for the action.

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Grass fires

Volunteer fire fighters work to extinguish a grass fire in the 3000 block of Hwy. 37 south. Volunteer fire fighters work to extinguish a grass fire in the 3000 block of Hwy. 37 south. This fire spread to a tree and then burned a storage building.

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Jeremy Cox named city’s Director of Public Works

Jeremy CoxJeremy Cox has been named the City of Mount Vernon’s Director of Public Works.

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Thanksgiving dinner to cost Texans more this year

A traditional, Texas-style Thanksgiving dinner for 10 will cost $48.85 this year, up $2.37 from a year ago, according to the special Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) Thanksgiving Meal Report.

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Veterans program

An honor guard representing various military branches marches up the center aisle to retrieve the flagsAn honor guard representing various military branches marches up the center aisle to retrieve the flags near the end of the two hour Veterans Salute program at the First United Methodist Church on Saturday, November 12.

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Protective vests purchased for officers

Franklin County law enforcement personnel and their families are proud to display the protective vests citizens helped to purchase.Franklin County law enforcement personnel and their families are proud to display the protective vests citizens helped to purchase.

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Funds allocated over objection

The allocation of  $50,200 in county hotel occupancy tax funds was finalized Monday, November 14 by the Franklin County Commissioners Court over the continued objection of Pct. 2 Commissioner Larkin Jumper, who claimed the allocations were an inappropriate use of the funds.

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SWEPCO ramps up efforts to protect customers from utility scammers

AEP Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) is joining forces with more than 80 gas and electric utility companies across the United States and Canada to protect customers from long-running scams.

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NASCAR appearance

Tracey Reed, Jimmie Johnson and Noe TellesNASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson stopped by Lowes RDC on Thursday, November 3 to visit with employees.

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