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Child Abuse Prevention Month declared locally

A proclamation was approved by the Franklin County Commissioner’s Court Monday declaring April 2019 as Child Abuse Prevention Month locally.

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Internet, phone contracts tabled for more information

Action on contracts valued between $31,169 and $49,877 annually to provide Franklin County offices and sites with internet and phone service were tabled until more information could be received, along with legal advice.

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Commissioners stunned from potential $80,000 EMS bill

Discussions kept coming back to questions concerning a five-month income statement from the Hopkins County Hospital District reflecting an $80,620 loss in providing ambulance services in Franklin County.

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Guarding the lines

Mount Vernon volunteer firefighters Wade Powell, Shane Marker, and Colin Clasby guard drooping power lines on CR NE1011Mount Vernon volunteer firefighters Wade Powell, Shane Marker, and Colin Clasby guard drooping power lines on CR NE1011 around 5 p.m. Monday, March 18.

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Structure fire

Firefighters sift through the remains of a fire on CR 2110 Saturday, March 16.Firefighters sift through the remains of a fire on CR 2110 Saturday, March 16. All four Franklin County volunteer fire departments were called to the scene of the structure fire.

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Commissioners shocked by asbestos removal quote

A preliminary quote of $200,000 to $250,000 for the removal of asbestos from the old county hospital building, most of which is in the flooring of the facility, shocked members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court (Court) at their meeting and workshop Monday.

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Business properties should be rendered to appraisal district

Chief Appraiser Genea Burnaman is reminding businesses to render their property with the Franklin County Appraisal District by April 1.

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Five new faces join the Economic Development board

The Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation Board (Board) will seat five new members on its seven-member board in a special workshop session at 5 p.m. tonight, March 28 at the City Hall.

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Watkins to be new deputy for county

Jacob WatkinsJacob Watkins of Grand Saline recently began duties as a deputy for the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.

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