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Three show interest in business relief grants

In the first week that applications were accepted, three business owners have shown interest in the City of Mount Vernon and Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation COVID-19 Business Stabilization Grants.

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Residences in business structures discussed

Residential spaces occupying a portion of a business structure in the Historic Business District was discussed by the Mount Vernon City Council in its May meeting.

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County starts 2021 budget reviews with $180,700 in cuts

Preliminary budget reviews for the 2021 Franklin County Budget began Monday with General Fund line item cuts totaling $180,700 toward a 2-3 percent average reduction.

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COVID cases grow to 12 in Franklin

A total of 12 COVID-19 virus cases have been confirmed in Franklin County. Of these, three have been reported as recovered, and another three are anticipated to be listed as recovered later this week.

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City, EDC funds $100,000 for small business grants

The City of Mount Vernon and Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation  approved $100,000 to fund COVID-19 Business Stabilization Grants for qualifying small businesses.

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County applies for state transportation grant

Franklin County Commissioners Court members approved a grant resolution and agreement to apply for thousands of dollars to offset roadwork costs through the Texas State County Transportation Infrastructure Fund Grant program.

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Tornado damage

Trees were damaged and portions of a garage were stripped by a tornado reported at a residence Trees were damaged and portions of a garage were stripped by a tornado reported at a residence belonging to Sarah Lappin in the 3500 block of CR NW1019 around 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 16.

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Officers capture suspect after high speed pursuit in city

The report of a loud vehicle driving above the speed limit through city streets was received around 11:15 p.m. on Sunday, May 17.

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Five more COVID cases confirmed

Five additional novel COVID-19 virus case have been confirmed in Franklin County during the past week.

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