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Contract with Carollo to be executed for PER on dam needs

A contract with Carollo Engineers, Inc. was ordered executed with the Franklin County Water District pending the review of documents by the district’s attorney at the January meeting of the district’s board of directors.

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Shotgun purchase questioned, phone maintenance approved

Questions were raised about the proper tracking of funds used to purchase shotguns from 2018 funds in the budget for the constable’s office in the Thursday and

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Social Security Administration scam warning issued

Attorney General Ken Paxton warned Texans to beware of calls from scam artists pretending to be with the Social Security Administration (SSA) and attempting to fool unsuspecting people into giving them their Social Security number and money.

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City to approach ordinances involving signage in phases

Shannon Ostertags speaks to City Council  members about the sign ordinance.A full house at the Mount Vernon City Council, which was primarily in favor of changes proposed to the current alcohol ordinance to allow additional signage at local establishments, made their voices heard at the Monday night meeting.

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Camaro rear-ended by F150 on Hwy. 67

First responders flocked to the scene of an accidentFirst responders flocked to the scene of an accident at 3:30 p.m. Friday, January 4 on Hwy. 67 east of Mount Vernon at CR NE 2045.

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Initial request made for county to assume road maintance

The Franklin County Commissioners received an initial request to provide road maintenance for a short stretch of road off CR SE4312. It was made by Peggy Lilly, one of several residents living along that roadway.

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Fraud case reported at Sheriff’s Office

A local man received a message from someone claiming to be with Apple support of possible fraudulent use of his credit card.

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Six cases handled during December

Six cases were handled  by Franklin County Judge Scott Lee during December. There were five dismissals and one conviction. For a listing of the cases and their dispositions, see the January 10 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Fourteen criminal cases disposed in district court

Fourteen cases were cleared in the Eighth Judicial District Court before Judge Eddie Northcutt during December.

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