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County dealing with computer crash

Franklin County employees were dealing Monday with residual affects of experiencing a computer server crash April 8. A list of bills to be paid was in several sections and monthly and quarterly

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Safety equipment, street repairs approved by council

The City of Mount Vernon authorized staff members to move forward with street repairs and the purchase of safety equipment as well as authorizing the hiring of a grant management firm

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City, County clean-up efforts to begin Saturday

Spring clean-up efforts are set to begin county-wide this week, with an extended time period at certain locations. The City of Mount Vernon  will begin a 13-day effort Saturday, April 11 and continue Monday through Saturday, April 13-18 and 20-25.

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Blue ribbons represent bruises

Blue ribbons were hung at the south entrance to the downtown courthouse by Gina Law, executive Director for the Lake Country CASA, and volunteer coordinator Sharla Evans of Mount Vernon.  They were joined by County Judge Scott Lee, and local CASA volunteer Pam Lee Jones, as well as other elected officials and county employees. Blue ribbons were hung at the south entrance to the downtown courthouse by Gina Law, executive Director for the Lake Country CASA, and volunteer coordinator Sharla Evans of Mount Vernon. 

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Deadline April 9 to vote in May elections

The last day for Mount Vernon and Franklin County residents to register to vote in the local school elections will be Thursday, April 9. Registration is available through the local voter registrar’s office.

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Family Health Center waiting for insurance certification

Physician’s Assistant Delisa Brooks shows off one of the spacious patient exam rooms.Physician’s Assistant Delisa Brooks shows off one of the spacious patient exam rooms. The renovations are complete, the walls are painted, the floors have been laid, and the equipment is in place.

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Franklin County Water District looking at future facade change

The Franklin County Water District Board of Directors asked for more ideas on design and quotes to consider management’s proposal to reconstruct the district’s two building facades

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Deadline today to register to vote

Today, Thursday, April 9, is the last day for Mount Vernon and Franklin County residents to register to vote in the local school elections. Voters will go to the polls on Saturday, May 9

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Circus ride

Queen Jocee Neal, Little Miss Rebekah McQueen, and Junior Queen Bugz Panther. Members of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Posse Royalty got to ride an elephant into the first show of the circus on Monday, March 30. Those participating were Queen Jocee Neal, Little Miss Rebekah McQueen, and Junior Queen Bugz Panther.

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