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Mayor, two council members sworn in as two resign from council

Newly elected Mayor of Mount Vernon Brad Hyman and with two council members were sworn in while two others resigned.

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Both drivers injured in collision

Chief Deputy Chris Mars investigates a crash where the drivers of both vehicles involved in a head on collisionChief Deputy Chris Mars investigates a crash where the drivers of both vehicles involved in a head on collision on CRSE4340 were taken to an area hospital by ambulance following an accident around 10 a.m. Friday, November 6.

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Officers quickly detain terroristic threat suspect

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office was alerted by a family member of the suspect of a terroristic threat made against Franklin County public offices, the Child Protective Services offices and the Alba school district around 10:30 a.m. Thursday, November 5.

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Two requests for payment tabled

The Franklin County Commissioners Court tabled two requests for payment totaling $190,798.67 from National Development Services, Inc. who was to build the Franklin County Health Building,

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Recovery of mis-deposited funds underway

A large sum of money was recently deposited into the wrong account at Guaranty Bank & Trust, and the bank is attempting to retrieve the funds.

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City Council suspends AEP/SWEPCO rate increase

The Mount Vernon City Council took action to suspend rate increases proposed by SWEPCO for an additional 90 days to allow for added time to review the request and acquire assistance of specialized legal counsel and rate experts.

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Basinger appointed to sex assault survivor’s task force

Kim BasingerKim Basinger of Mount Vernon has been appointed by the Office of the Governor to the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Task Force.

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Harvey’s gets autopsy transport, rock-culvert-fuel bids opened

Sam B. Harvey Funeral Home was awarded the contract to provide transportation for bodies ordered for autopsy in Franklin County, and the commissioners reviewed bids for culverts, road materials and fuel.

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Volumetric, sedimentation surveys proposed in budget

The Franklin County Water District’s proposed 2021 budget includes $45,500 for a long requested volumetric and sedimentation survey of Lake Cypress Spring.

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