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Airport still without fuel

The Franklin County Airport has been without aviation fuel for sale to the flying public for more than a year. Commissioners Court members took no action on a proposal from the Airport Board of Directors

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Chamber banquet tickets available

Tickets for the annual Chamber of Commerce banquet are now available at the Chamber office on Kaufman St. and First National Bank locations. The tickets are $25 per person.

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Scouts mark 106 years of inspiring youth

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) celebrates its 106th year anniversary next week, and Franklin County will be abuzz this weekend with Scouts commemorating the founding of the movement at their respective places of worship.

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Main Street program to apply for engineering grant

The Mount Vernon City Council gave authorization for the Main Street program manager to make application to the National Trust for Historic Preservation for a grant to evaluate the restoration of the wall around the downtown plaza

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Lease, rent agreement forms approved for sports complex

Forms outlining the terms for leasing or renting the Franklin County Sports Complex were approved for use at the Monday meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners Court,

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One date for vehicle inspection, registration beginning March 1

Franklin County is stepping up to assist customers during the second year of the “Two Steps, One Sticker” program for vehicle inspection and registration. Beginning March 1, the transition year ends,

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Contract awarded for sidewalk project

C. E. Marler and Associates of Kilgore was awarded the contract to rebuild the sidewalks on the east side of the square in downtown Mount Vernon at the City Council meeting on Monday, January 25.

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January weather very mild

After a tumultuous end to 2015, weather in Franklin County during January 2016 was very mild. No record high nor low temperatures were recorded, and below average rain fell across the area.

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Two candidates file for MVISD trustee board

Incumbents Aaron Sanders and Richard Carr have filed for re-election to the Mount Vernon Independent School District Board of Trustees in the May 7 local elections.

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