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Man stabbed at motel, suspect arrested in Mississippi

Jennifer SparksLocal law enforcement officers raced toward the Super 8 Motel just after 8 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 3 after a man was stabbed in one of the guest rooms.

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Appointments made to county historical commission

The Franklin County Commissioners Court appointed 19 members to serve two-year terms on the Franklin County Historical Commission during their meeting Monday.

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City approvess reimbursement for installation of pressure pumps

The reimbursement of $12,886 for costs related to the installation of pumps to increase the water pressure available to the Zambaka USA facilities in Mount Vernon was approved by members of the Mount Vernon City Council in their January meeting.

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Budget amendments debated

A total of $56,031 in budget amendments was approved by the Franklin County Commissioners Court to more accurately reflect the operations of the county, but raised other questions about 2018 budget amendments.

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Property tax deadline nears, payment options available

Franklin County Tax Assessor / Collector Sue Ann Harper wants to make sure county residents know 14 days remain to pay their property taxes without additional penalties.

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Filing continues for local board seats

Registration continues for anyone wishing to sign up as a candidate for seats on the Mount Vernon City Council, the Franklin County Water District (FCWD) board of directors, and the Mount Vernon ISD Board of Trustees.

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Keith Stretcher sworn into 11th Court of Appeals

Keith StretcherKeith Stretcher, formerly of Saltillo, was sworn in for the 11th Court of Appeals Friday, January 11. He was appointed to the post by Gov. Greg Abbott.

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STOPit program initiated to report bullying, incidents

Mount Vernon ISD, with the help of Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones, has initiated the STOPit App which will empower students to stand up against bullying.

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Facade grant funding expansion, new scholarship proposed

The expansion of funding for facade grants administered through the Mount Vernon Main Street program and a scholarship for Mount Vernon High School graduates were proposed to the Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors at their January meeting.

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