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Thomas is new City officer

Leah ThomasLeah Thomas assumed duties as patrolman with the Mount Vernon Police Department, said Ricky Jones, who serves as chief of the city’s police department as well as Franklin County Sheriff.

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Grantworks to provide administrative grant services

Grantworks, Inc. of Austin was approved by members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court to provide grant management services for a project for improvements proposed by the Cypress Springs Special Utility District (SUD) during their Tuesday, October 9 meeting.

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Applications open for HOME program

The City of Mount Vernon is accepting applications for the replacement or rehabilitation of substandard houses through the HOME Investment Partnerships Program.

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EMS team wins National Night Out burger cook-off

Winners in the National Night Out Better Burger cook-offBragging rights were at stake in the “Build a Better Burger” contest with five teams of local law enforcement and first responders competing at the National Night Out event at Little Creek Park on Tuesday, Oct. 2.

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Voter registration deadline is Tuesday for general election

The deadline to be registered in order to qualify to vote in the 2018 General Election is Tuesday, October 9. Any changes to a voter’s existing registration should be made by the same date.

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First Bowie County prisoners arrive

The first group of 20 inmates from Bowie County arrived around 2 p.m. Monday, October 1 at the Franklin County Jail.The first group of 20 inmates from Bowie County arrived around 2 p.m. Monday, October 1 at the Franklin County Jail.

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New rainfall record for September almost five inches above old mark

The previous rainfall record for September was literally blown out of the water by the 12.58 inches of rain recorded at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency official weather station in Mount Vernon.

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Meeting moved up as staff, board prepare for civil trial

The monthly meeting of the Franklin County Water District’s Board of Directors has been moved up a week to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 9, as staff and officers prepare for a civil trial which has been more than five years in the making.

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Wood County Electric’s 80th annual meeting Friday

Wood County Electric Cooperative’s 80th Annual Meeting will take place on Friday October 5, 2018, at Governor Jim Hogg City Park in Quitman.

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