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Hotel Occupancy Tax funds requests over $50,634

Franklin County Commissioners Court members listened, questioned, and challenged representatives from seven of nine community based organizations as the Court reviewed requests for various amounts of the County’s Hotel Occupancy Tax Funds for 2021.

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Assault reports on the rise

The number of assault reports have begun to rise in Franklin County during the past few weeks.

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Franklin totals 27 COVID-19 cases

According to the Department of State Health Services there have now been 27 COVID-19 virus cases confirmed in Franklin County.

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City favorably receives fleet management proposal

The City of Mount Vernon is expected to approve a contract with Enterprise Fleet Management Monday, which is projected to save the city more than $438,000 over the next 10 years.

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Pickup rearends construction vehicle

A pickup towing a trailer entered a construction zone on I-30 and struck a construction vehicle with a mounted stinger.A pickup towing a trailer entered a construction zone on I-30 and struck a construction vehicle with a mounted stinger.

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Two-vehicle accident

The driver of a 2012 Lexus ES350,  ran the red light and struck a 2016 Toyota Tundra,A two-vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of Hwy. 37 at the South Service Rd. at 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10 ended with this vehicle about a 1/2 down the road on top of a drainage grate.

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County approves contracts for architects, ambulance services

Contracts for architectural services from Godwin Design Architects ($49, 250) for the COVID-19 Response Building and a revised contract with Hopkins County EMS for ambulance services ($129,900 annually) were unanimously approved Monday, June 8 by members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court.

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Health building plans move ahead, no COVID funding

Geotechnical testing for the planned Franklin County Health Building moved ahead Monday as the county faces no funding from the CARES Act to help with the costs.

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Motorcycle rider dies in accident on FM 3007

Officers responded to a fatal motorcycle accident around noon on Saturday, June 6 on FM 3007 near CR SE4375.

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