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Bailey wins Council place, Cunningham retains board seat

The Spring 2021 Municipal Elections were concluded Saturday, May 1, and Rebecca Bailey and Gary Cunningham were declared winners in their respective races.

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Commissioners appoint representatives to boards

The Franklin County Commissioners Court appointed representatives to three different boards at their April meetings including the rail board, library board and historical commission.

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Oncor road-use agreement approved

The Franklin County Commissioners Court approved a road use agreement with the Oncor Electric Delivery Company, LLC in its meeting Monday, April 26.

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Discussing the immigrant situation

left to right, Lamar County Sheriff Scott Cass, Hopkins County Sheriff Lewis Tatum, Franklin County Judge Scott Lee, Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones, Franklin County Commissioners Jerry Cooper, Charlie Emerson, and Sam Young, and Franklin County Attorney Landon RamsayFranklin County officials and area law enforcement authorities gathered Friday, April 23 to discuss the dilemma of illegal immigrants in the local jail who Federal authorities would not accept custody.

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NDS settlement, architect proposals tabled

The Franklin County Commissioners Court canceled a planned executive session with an attorney and tabled agenda items on the NDS settlement and possible added work for architects on the health building Monday, April 26.

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Permits suspended for dual property projects

Building permits were suspended for construction that would be located on both property leased from the Franklin County Water District and adjacent deed-owned property.

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Municipal election is Saturday

Election Day for the Mount Vernon City Council and the Franklin County Water District Board is from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 1.

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Vehicle reported stolen hit by train in Como

A Chrysler Pacifica was reported stolen around 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 24 from a residence in the 700 block of the Northeast Access Rd.

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Feds leave Sheriff’s Office in precarious situation

A DPS Trooper stopped a Toyota Sequoia on I-30 with 18 people inside.The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has been left in a precarious situation with the responsibility for illegal immigrants who were detained in Franklin County with no assistance from the Federal government.

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