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Pickup strikes police vehicle while backing

A man was attempting to back out of a private drive on Logan St. around 7:30 a.m. on Friday, May 22.

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Ambulance service offered for $129,900 per year

Hopkins County EMS offered a $129,900 annual “package deal” in a five year contract for countywide ambulance service to the Franklin County Commissioners Court during their Tuesday morning meeting.

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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 applying for more COVID-19 relief grants

Franklin County is applying for as much as $481,000 in COVID-19 relief grant funding for law enforcement, library and healthcare reimbursements.

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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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Firefighters train with new rescue equipment

Shane Marker uses a spreader tool to remove a door.Shane Marker uses a spreader tool to remove a door. Members of the Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department received training on newly purchased rescue equipment on Saturday, May 23.

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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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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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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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