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City council election is Saturday

Election Day for the Mount Vernon City Council is from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 4.

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Funding addendum signed for local container terminal

An addendum to fund initial work toward the construction of the Franklin County Container Terminal and provide matching funds for a planned federal grant application to complete the build out was unanimously approved by the North East Texas Rural Transportation District Board of Directors Thursday, April 25.

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Record restoration reported

District Clerk Ellen Jaggers brought one of the old 1875 record books to the Franklin County Commissioners Court meeting Monday (holding).District Clerk Ellen Jaggers brought one of the old 1875 record books to the Franklin County Commissioners Court meeting Monday (holding).

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Traveling across America

Jack HuffmanJack Huffman traveled through Mount Vernon on Tuesday, April 23. He is walking across the U.S. and plans to cover the 2,500 miles from Newport Beach, Calif., to Tybee Island, Ga., in 100 days. Making this journey has been a lifelong dream for Mr. Huffman.

911 dispatchers recognized

PSAP Manager Edward J Shadbolt Jr and Lauren Epps  receive an award recognizing their work as 9-1-1 dispatchers from Rea WashingtonPSAP Manager Edward J Shadbolt Jr and Lauren Epps  receive an award recognizing their work as 9-1-1 dispatchers from Rea Washington, the Ark-Tex Council of Governments public safety manager.

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County Road NE 2220 closed due to culvert washout

Frequent rains during the past month have caused flooding in low lying areas of Franklin County and a washout on County Road NE2220 at Cobb Jones Creek.

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Commissioners hear request to close County Road NE2111

James Hall requested that the Franklin County Commissioners Court permanently close County Road NE2111, and he pledged to proceed with the formal process for closure with no objections from members of the Court.

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Employee pay scale reviewed, website security upgrade made

A security upgrade to the Franklin County Water District’s website and reservation system along with review and changes in the district’s employee classifications and some pay scales were acted on at the board’s April meeting.

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HUB guidelines remain unchanged

Any change in the operation of The HUB, the county operated meal center, remains undecided as a variety of possible options were brought up, but were left on the table at the Monday meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court.

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