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Sidewalk work begins

The sound of jack hammers and concrete saws fill the air in downtown Mount Vernon as work began Monday, April 15 to replace the sidewalk on the west side of the downtown plaza.The sound of jack hammers and concrete saws fill the air in downtown Mount Vernon as work began Monday, April 15 to replace the sidewalk on the west side of the downtown plaza.

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City lot replat, social media archive contract approved

Two city lots, owned by the same couple, were approved for replat, and a contract with ArchiveSocial to preserve social media records was approved at the Monday evening meeting of the Mount Vernon City Council.

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Director election canceled, 2018 clean audit received

The anticipated election of members to the Franklin County Water District’s board was canceled and a clean audit for the 2018 fiscal year was received in the March meeting of the district’s board.

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The Hub’s financial spoke near breaking point

The financial spoke of Franklin County’s meal center, The Hub, is near breaking  as the rate of funds needed to operate the center out paces the donations and contributions by local government entities almost three to one.

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West side of square sidewalk project to begin Monday

The preparation for construction work on the west side of the square sidewalk is scheduled to begin Monday, April 8 in downtown Mount Vernon.

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Auditor chides county for lack of clarity in reporting

Franklin County received its 2017 fiscal year report from Adrienne Deason of the accounting firm of Henry & Peters, PC., with a list of continued internal control concerns attached.

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Area temperatures fluctuate in March

Temperatures fluctuated during March and ranged from a low of 23° to a high of 80°. The rainfall during March measured 3.02 inches, which was below the average of 4.27.

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John Reeves named Photographer of Year

John ReevesJohn Reeves was named  as the Photographer of the Year for the weekly division of the North and East Texas Press Association’s 2018 Better Newspaper contest.

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Travel trailer recovered one day after theft report

A travel trailer was reported as having been stolen around 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 29 from PMI Stoves on Hwy. 37.A travel trailer was reported as having been stolen around 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 29 from PMI Stoves on Hwy. 37. The trailer was valued at $5,000. It was recovered the following day, after the Camp County Sheriff received a tip as to its location.

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