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General Election day Tuesday

In-person early voting for the November General Election continues from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, February 26.

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Heavy rains cause road closures

Debris stacked up against the west side of the Hwy. 37 bridge over the Sulphur River after heavy rains last week.Debris stacked up against the west side of the Hwy. 37 bridge over the Sulphur River after heavy rains last week.

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9-1-1 celebrates 50 years of service

The 50th anniversary of the first 9-1-1 call was celebrated last week. On February 16, 1968, Alabama Speaker of the House, Rankin Fite, made the first 9-1-1 call from the Haleyville City Hall.

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New master control console approved for dispatch office

A new digital-compliant master radio console for the dispatch office and repair of the old unit for use as a back-up console was authorized

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Eight file for school board, one for each City Council seat files

Hats were being tossed into the ring late Friday afternoon just prior to the deadline to register for the Mount Vernon ISD school board election.

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Body worn camera grant applications approved

Both the City of Mount Vernon’s Council and the Franklin County Commissioners Court last week approved for local law enforcement to apply for new body-worn camera grants

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Early voting in person under way for primaries

Early voting by personal appearance in the General Primary elections began Tuesday and continues through Friday, March 2.

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Request for second clerk in JP’s office tabled

A request for a budget amendment to allow for hiring a second full-time clerk in the office of Justice of the Peace Jim Alford was tabled until more information about funding the position for the 2018 budget year could be researched.

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House fire

Members of the South Franklin Volunteer Fire Department work to extinguish a fireMembers of the South Franklin Volunteer Fire Department work to extinguish a fire at the home of Ray and Melissa Vanginault on CR SW3170.

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