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Injuries reported after accident

Possible injuries were reported in a two vehicle accident around 2:30 p.m. Sunday, December 20.

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Law enforcement notes reduced incident reports during holiday

Both the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) and the Mount Vernon Police Department (MVPD) noted a reduced number of incidents reported during this past holiday week.

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Council approves board, committee appointments

Appointments to the Mount Vernon Landmark Commission, the Animal Shelter and Housing committees were approved by the Mount Vernon City Council during their December meeting.

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Speed reduction request made for Hwy. 37N

The reduction of the speed limit along Texas Highway 37N was requested by Franklin County Commissioners Court members at their Monday, December 28, meeting.

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District court clears 14 cases

Fourteen cases were cleared from the docket of the Eighth Judicial District Court by presiding Judge Eddie Northcutt in Franklin County during the December court settings on the 4th and 18th.

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Hospital building offer to be considered

An offer for the purchase of the old hospital building will be considered in a special called meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court.

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Locally stolen vehicle used to commit crime in Mount Pleasant

A 1999 Ford F250 stolen from the residence of Andy Trampus on Arrington Dr. in Mount Vernon was used in a crime in Mount Pleasant on Thursday, December 17.

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COVID-19 vaccine arrives locally

A limited number of COVID-19 vaccines have arrived in Franklin County. The pharmacy at the Brookshires Grocery Store received 100 vaccines last week.A limited number of COVID-19 vaccines have arrived in Franklin County. The pharmacy at the Brookshires Grocery Store received 100 vaccines last week.

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Recruitment, retention initiatives to resume

he Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation’s Board of Directors authorized the reinstatement of the business recruitment and retention program at its December meeting.

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