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Coach Meeks seeks new heart

Dickey Meeks is seeking a new heart. He is considered a Level 1A heart transplant recipient, the highest rating level. He checked into Baylor Heart Hospital in Dallas December 27.

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Swearing in

City Administrator Tina Rose leads new city councilman Steve Hammons through the oath of office at a meeting on Monday, January 9.City Administrator Tina Rose leads new city councilman Steve Hammons through the oath of office at a meeting on Monday, January 9.

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Three new faces on county historical commission

Appointments to the Franklin County Historical Commission were made for 2017 by members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court, with three new faces added to the board.

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Barrel House, Edwards projects move forward

The Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation Board approved The Barrel House and M. L. Edwards & Co., LLC owners for separate existing business structure assistance programs at their quarterly board meeting Wednesday, January 4.

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City’s clean-up starts Saturday

The City of Mount Vernon’s  First Quarter Clean-Up starts this week. The eight day effort begins Saturday, January 7, and continues Monday through Saturday, January 9-14.

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Council reviewing payments to county for street work

The Mount Vernon City Council is reviewing its muddled history of payments to the county in exchange for help from commissioners in achieving road repairs in the city to be selected by the council and its staff.

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Record number of packages delivered

A record number of packages were delivered this holiday season by the carriers at the Mount Vernon Post Office.

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Deadlines approaching for community honor nominations

The deadlines to submit nominations for community honors through the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce are fast approaching.

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Chitsey, Carr retiring as county commissioners

retiring commissioners Deryl Carr (Pct. 3) and Danny Chitsey (Pct. 1)Family and coworkers honored retiring commissioners Danny Chitsey (Pct. 1) and Deryl Carr (Pct. 3) following the final regular meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners’ Court, at which they served Tuesday, December 27.

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