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Council relinquishes rail port grant funds in split vote

The final step in relinquishing the $1.2 million Federal Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant was taken in a 3:2 split vote of the Mount Vernon City Council at their Monday night, June 8, meeting.

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County HOT funds maybe used for feasibility study

County Commissioners are exploring the use of a portion of Franklin County’s Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) funds to invest in a hotel/motel feasibility study, while holding on to the growing balance of the funds in the 2020 fiscal year.

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Rainfall continues to be above average

Wet weather during June caused rainfall totals for the month and year-to-date to be above average.

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Citizens raise concerns over city licensed carry resolution

Two citizens raised concerns over infringement of second amendment rights by a proposed resolution before the Mount Vernon City Council at its Monday night meeting.

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City’s third quarter clean-up scheduled to begin Saturday

The City of Mount Vernon’s Third Quarter Clean-up will begin Saturday, July 6. It continues Monday through Saturday, July 8-13.

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Rail district calls for venue change in civil suit

The Northeast Texas Rural Rail Transportation District and Blacklands Rail Road have filed separate and opposing motions for/against a venue change for a civil suit filed by BLR. A federal court filing last Friday by NETEX calls for the dismissal of the suit.

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Body found in lake, no foul play suspected

The body of a lake front property owner was found in Lake Cypress Springs Sunday, June 30.

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Push made for more funding from city, benefits change

Discussions about individual areas of the Franklin County budget continued this week with Pct. 2 Commissioner Larkin Jumper pushing for more funding from the City of Mount Vernon (City) and to shape a reduced benefit package for new hires.

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Honoring first responders

royalty members of the Sheriff’s Posse of Franklin County helped serve the mealFirst responders and their families were treated to a Southern barbecue dinner by the staff at Deer Lake Cabins Ranch Resort Friday, June 28.

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