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City adopts personnel sick policy on COVID-19

A finalized, one page version of the City of Mount Vernon’s COVID-19 Sick Time Policy for employees was approved unanimously by the City Council at their special and workshop meeting Monday night.

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Building burglary reported near Hagansport

The burglary of a building in the 1700 block of FM 71 West was reported around 3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 23.Equipment totaling more than $1,000 was stolen.

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Candidate meet and greet

Travis Ransom, current mayor of Atlanta, Tex., chats with other candidates at a Meet and Greet on Saturday, July 25Travis Ransom, current mayor of Atlanta, Tex., chats with other candidates at a Meet and Greet on Saturday, July 25 at the Alamo Mission Museum.

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Buoy placement concerns argued

The positioning of “No Wake” buoys off the shore in the Snug Harbor development was argued through video conference for the board and other interested parties at the July Franklin County Water District meeting.

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Switch installation

Troy Masengill, the City of Mount Vernon Water Plant Manager, at right, watches as workers with Hale Electric install an automatic transfer switch on Thursday, July 23.Troy Masengill, the City of Mount Vernon Water Plant Manager, at right, watches as workers with Hale Electric install an automatic transfer switch on Thursday, July 23.

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Road use agreement approved with Samson Solar Energy

A road use agreement between the county and Samson Solar Energy, LLC was approved at the Monday, July 27 meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court.

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Six cases cleared in district court

Six cases were cleared from the docket of the Eighth Judicial District Court by presiding Judge Eddie Northcutt in Franklin County during the Friday, July 17 court setting.

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Taxable values up slightly for local taxing entities

The Franklin County Appraisal District released the certified tax rolls to local taxing entities last week.

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Concerns over proposed electric transmission lines

Property owners concerned about the location of transmission lines proposed by Samson Solar Energy, LLC, electrified the atmosphere at the Franklin County Commissioners Court on Monday, July 13.

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