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Early voting through Tuesday in city, school, bond elections

Early voting will continue through Tuesday, May 6 in three local elections. More than 350 early voting ballots have been cast in person in the elections.

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Zoning exception approved for private daycare, school

A special zoning exception to allow the construction of a building for a private day-care and school at 530 Yates St. was approved by the Mount Vernon City Council Monday, April 14.

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Rickey Roberts appointed as Chief Jailer for Franklin Co.

Rickey RobertsRickey Roberts of Sulphur Springs will put his 30 years of law enforcement experience to work at the Franklin County Jail, announced Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones Monday.

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City has presence at national trade show

The City of Mount Vernon is expanding its reach to attract industry and retail business. Having a presence at the Modex Materials Handling Trade Show in Atlanta, Georgia was a part of that effort.

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Early voting begins Monday in city, school, bond elections

Early voting in three local elections will begin Monday, April 28. The elections are for the mayoral seat and two seats on the Mount Vernon City Council, three seats on the Mount Vernon Independent School District Board of Trustees, and a proposal for a school bond issue.

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Railroad applying for dual federal funded programs

The Northeast Rural Rail Transportation District (NETx) is seeking help to upgrade its tracks from two federally funded programs at the same time. A local show of support is needed for the application.

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Ribbon cutting makes it official

A ribbon cutting ceremony made the start of 2nd Saturdays officialA ribbon cutting ceremony made the start of 2nd Saturdays official on Saturday, April 12. Mayor Margaret Sears led the ceremony with a few words of encouragement for organizers of the new venture.

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County finalizes transportation infrastructure grant application

Franklin County will be receiving $50,000 in additional funds for road work thanks to their persistence in developing their application for the County Transportation Infrastructure Fund grant.

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Tax appraisal district proposes new budget

The Franklin County Appraisal District recently proposed their 2014-2015 fiscal year budget. It includes an overall increase of $2,601. Funding for operating the appraisal district is divided between those who collect taxes.

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