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Axe damaged on fire sign

The “axe” on the the fire danger meter sign in front of the Mount Vernon Fire Department’s was damaged last week.

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Request for airport courtesy vehicle remains unclear

The sale of a Ford Expedition, with 153,000 miles of use by the sheriff’s department, was approved to be purchased for a token amount by the Franklin County Airport Board.

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City adopts personnel sick policy on COVID-19

A finalized, one page version of the City of Mount Vernon’s COVID-19 Sick Time Policy for employees was approved unanimously by the City Council at their special and workshop meeting Monday night.

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Local, area cities, counties reap sales tax from COVID-19

Mount Vernon, Franklin County and most surrounding cities and counties reaped benefits of more local purchases during the COVID-19 disaster with all but one area entity reporting increased sales and use tax percentages in their July 2020 report.

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Building burglary reported near Hagansport

The burglary of a building in the 1700 block of FM 71 West was reported around 3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 23.Equipment totaling more than $1,000 was stolen.

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Garage fire

Mount Vernon Fire Chief Kenneth Cupp and other members of the department examine a plastic tub after a fire was extinguishedMount Vernon Fire Chief Kenneth Cupp and other members of the department examine a plastic tub after a fire was extinguished at the home of Troy and Samantha Duncan on Mockingbird Circle on Wednesday, July 29.

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Buoy placement concerns argued

The positioning of “No Wake” buoys off the shore in the Snug Harbor development was argued through video conference for the board and other interested parties at the July Franklin County Water District meeting.

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Mild weather noted for July

There is only one word to describe weather during July 2020 in Franklin County and that would have to be “mild.”

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Road use agreement approved with Samson Solar Energy

A road use agreement between the county and Samson Solar Energy, LLC was approved at the Monday, July 27 meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court.

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