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County applies for state transportation grant

Franklin County Commissioners Court members approved a grant resolution and agreement to apply for thousands of dollars to offset roadwork costs through the Texas State County Transportation Infrastructure Fund Grant program.

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Officers capture suspect after high speed pursuit in city

The report of a loud vehicle driving above the speed limit through city streets was received around 11:15 p.m. on Sunday, May 17.

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Five more COVID cases confirmed

Five additional novel COVID-19 virus case have been confirmed in Franklin County during the past week.

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County starts 2021 budget reviews with $180,700 in cuts

Preliminary budget reviews for the 2021 Franklin County Budget began Monday with General Fund line item cuts totaling $180,700 toward a 2-3 percent average reduction.

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Two hit-and-runs reported on consecutive days downtown

Two hit-and-run accidents were reported in downtown Mount Vernon on consecutive days last week.

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City, EDC funds $100,000 for small business grants

The City of Mount Vernon and Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation  approved $100,000 to fund COVID-19 Business Stabilization Grants for qualifying small businesses.

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County begins 2021 budget discussions, HOT dates set

A Monday afternoon workshop session kicked off discussions for Franklin County’s 2021 budget, set a date for hearings and applying for Hotel Occupancy Tax fund applications.

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Tornado damage

Trees were damaged and portions of a garage were stripped by a tornado reported at a residence Trees were damaged and portions of a garage were stripped by a tornado reported at a residence belonging to Sarah Lappin in the 3500 block of CR NW1019 around 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 16.

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Court pushes for state freeze of appraisals at 2019 levels

The Franklin County Commissioners Court has asked state elected officials and appointees to  take immediate action to freeze all property tax appraisal valuations and revert to the valuation levels in effect Jan. 1, 2019.

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