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Sulphur River appeal heard, director search continues

The Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation Board was asked to look to having input on future water development as a key to local economic development.

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Approval given for GED, mutual aid agreements, defense grant

County approval was given for making application for an indigent defense grant as well as two agreements for the use of county facilities, equipment and/or personnel

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Air conditioner lift

A helicopter from Five State Helicopter Service lifts one of 75 air conditioning units to the roof of the Lowe’s Regional Distribution CenterA helicopter from Five State Helicopter Service lifts one of 75 air conditioning units to the roof of the Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center on Sunday, October 11.

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Fourth quarter clean-up begins for City and County

A fourth quarter clean-up effort begins this week for both the City of Mount Vernon and Franklin County.

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Management company makes pitch to handle rail interests

Railway Auditing & Management Services, Inc. (RAMS) offered to serve as the management company for the North East Texas Rural Rail Transportation District to its board Thursday.

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Early voting continues in General Election

In person early voting for the Run-off Primary Election continues from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, October 30. Election day voting is set for Tuesday, Nov. 3.

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Rep. VanDeaver plans 2020 Listening Tour

Representative Gary VanDeaver wants to connect with everyone in House District 1 despite the current pandemic. He is taking this year’s listening tour on-line.

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Miss Mount Vernon Pageant canceled

Around 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 13, the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce announced they would be canceling the 52nd annual Miss Mount Vernon Scholarship Pageant that has been set for Saturday, October 17.

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County computers hit with Ransomware demand

Franklin County’s computer systems were hit by Ransomware on Saturday, October 3, which forced law enforcement personnel to keep written reports of every call they handled.

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