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Two file for city council elections

Incumbents Stephanie Hyman, Place 2, and Ralph Robertson, Place 4, members on the Mount Vernon City Council, have filed for re-election. Incumbents Aaron Sanders and Richard Carr

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Sex offenders need appointment to register

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office will now be conducting Sex Offender registration only on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Those needing to register must call ahead

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City, county get $14,400 in body camera grants

The City of Mount Vernon and Franklin County were awarded more than $14,400 in grants through the Criminal Justice Division of the Governor’s Office to provide all 17 of its active duty officers with body-worn cameras.

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Waterfront homes elevation survey set

The Franklin County Water District (FCWD) is proceeding with having Carollo, a statewide engineering company, to conduct a survey of the more than 1,000 lots along the shore of Lake Cypress Springs

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City, water district ban guns in open meetings

The Mount Vernon City Council and the Franklin County Water District (FCWD) Board of Directors took action in their meetings to officially forbid weapons to be carried openly or concealed into their open meetings.

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House Fire

A home belonging to Lawrence and Ruth Robinson on CR1030 was destroyed by fire on Saturday, January 30.A home belonging to Lawrence and Ruth Robinson on CR1030 was destroyed by fire on Saturday, January 30. The call came in around 8 p.m. and fire had reached the attic prior to fire fighters arriving on the scene.

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Health insurance deadline Sunday

Sunday, January 31 is the last day to purchase health insurance on the federal marketplace for 2016 to avoid paying a penalty. Every American must be enrolled in an Affordable Care Act

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County included in state disaster declaration

Franklin County’s inclusion in the state disaster declaration and request for federal assistance issued last week by Governor Greg Abbott has raised the hopes of many of those dealing with the debris,

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Data, options sought on lake flooding

Solid data and options to help avoid flooding in homes around Lake Cypress Springs are being pursued by the Franklin County Water District’s Board of Directors after the recent “350 year” flood event

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